Tag: Motivation

How to Learn Data Science in 2022 (the Right Way)

Trying to learn data science can be overwhelming, but this is a valuable skill to have in today’s business world. Here’s how you can approach it.

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How to Become a Data Scientist (Step-by-Step) in 2022

Data scientists are in extreme demand, and for good reason — data scientists are doing everything from creating self-driving cars to automatically captioning images. If you want to know how to become a data scientist, then you’re in the right place. I’ve been where you are, and now I want to help. A decade ago, […]

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The Best Study Habit: Supercharge Your Learning by Teaching

Supercharge your study of data science (or anything else you’re trying to learn) with one of the best study habits of all, according to science: teaching.

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Dataquest’s Philosophy: Building the Perfect Data Science Learning Tool

Learn how Dataquest’s philosophy sets our platform apart from other data science learning tools, and what we’ve learned from years of teaching data science.

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Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying Using Science

Learn to stop procrastinating and improve your study results with some recommendations from the world of science with these research-based tips.

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The Best Strategies for Overcoming a Challenge

Learning something new is going to be frustrating from time to time. This study suggests some of the best ways to push past that and succeed.

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The Right Kind of Internal Motivation Can Improve Your Studies

You probably already know that internal motivation is more powerful than external motivation. But did you know that the type of internal motivation could matter when it comes to unlocking better performance? Learning data science can be a slog. At Dataquest, we try to make it as easy and fun as possible, but there’s no […]

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Forget Motivation and Double Your Chances of Learning Success

One of the most difficult parts of learning anything (including data science) is staying motivated. At first, we’re excited about our new studies, and we progress quickly through the basics. But over time, as the work gets more challenging and other problems and pressures arise in our lives, it gets easier and easier to fall […]

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Does Sharing Goals Help or Hurt Your Chances of Success?

So you’ve decided you want to learn data science. Should you share your goals on social media or with an accountability buddy? Or should you work in silence until you’ve learned enough to call yourself a data scientist? Psychology research suggests that sharing your goals may have an impact on your chances of actually achieving […]

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Fixing Education: Motivation and Freedom

Public education, at least in the US, only ever exposes you to one way of learning—top-down hierarchy, and assignments. While some people thrive in this environment, I am not one of them. After college, I was thrown into the world with a 2.1 GPA, no real skills, and no idea of what to do next. […]

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How to Get Your First Job as a Data Scientist.

Many aspiring data scientists focus on doing Kaggle competitions as a way to build their portfolios. Kaggle is an excellent way to practice, but it should only be one of many avenues you use to work on data science projects. This is because Kaggle competitions only focus on a narrow part of data science work. […]

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I Barely Graduated College, And That’s Okay

The story of how I taught myself Data Science and built Dataquest after a forgettable college experience that left me thinking I was a poor student.

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Learning Data Science: A Better Way

Wondering How/What/Where to begin with a career in data science? Dataquest can be your path to a lucrative career, with free interactive courses and more!

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