Anonymous 11/11/2017 (Sat) 11:41:55 No. 13756 del
Are videos really that bad? For example in math, some people learn better by having someone explain material in person or talking about the material with someone instead of struggling through a dense textbook. It helps give a big picture without trying to figure out what the confusing topic really means.
With programming I've found that I can often deal with a textbook alright (although the examples are the real thing that helps you), but with math I think going through textbooks can be annoying. Of course this doesn't mean "no textbooks", but that's when you want to be rigorous about the material after you have a good intuition of what the proof says.
Plus you can multitask with a podcast. And I'd argue diagrams help a lot.

Also I suck at reading. I can't focus for more than 5 minutes and often times I'll read shit and realize I don't remember the previous paragraph I read.