The Protégé Effect: How to Learn by Teaching Others

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”-Albert Einstein

The protege effect is a well-known psychological phenomenon that states teaching other people a subject helps a person learn that subject more effectively in the first place.

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J.J. Pryor

J.J. Pryor

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