You perform a Metalearning project by asking three questions:

  1. Why am I learning what I am learning?
  2. What knowledge and abilities do I need to acquire?
  3. How am I going to acquire the knowledge and abilities I need?

Answering these questions involve the following steps:

  1. Articulate your motivation for learning to help you focus on what matters.
  2. Identify concepts, facts, and procedures to understand the knowledge structure of a subject.
  3. Analyze concepts, facts, and procedures to identify bottlenecks in your learning project.
  4. Apply benchmarking and emphasizing-excluding to know how to learn effectively.


Young, S. (2019). Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career (Illustrated edition). Harper Business.