If you think you understand something, you probably don’t. This is the idea behind the Dunning-Kruger effect.
The Dunning-Kruger effect commonly occurs when someone with inadequate knowledge thinks they understand a topic.
You probably, for example, have once in school believed that you’ve thoroughly prepared for an exam. But, when the exam occurred, you realized that you’d overestimated your preparation. Moreover, the exam’s more challenging than you thought it would be. “I’m screwed,” you thought. That’s the Dunning-Kruger effect: people are unaware that they suck at something.
So, how exactly do we combat the Dunning-Kruger effect? More specifically, how do we know if we truly understand something?
Below are the three best ways that you can use to increase/test your understanding.Read more at https://atomiclearner.substack.com/p/3-b...understand-something
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