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Getting started with Khan Academy

Welcome to Khan Academy! We’re thrilled to have you join our community of millions of learners around the world.
Keep reading to see how you can use Khan Academy to get help on homework, review concepts for a test, or learn something new. Happy learning!

1. Choose your subjects

Khan Academy has thousands of articles, practice problems, and videos to help you learn a wide range of subjects. Click on the Courses tab at the top left of our site or search for a topic to get started.

2. Focus on specific units

Once you have chosen your course, you can look for the exact unit you want to learn or review. Select the main unit or an individual lesson to see relevant videos, articles, and practice exercises.

3. See what you already know

Once you choose a unit, you can take a quick unit test to see which concepts you’ve mastered and which you may need to practice more. Or, you can dive in from the beginning by doing the first practice exercises.

4. Learn or review key concepts

Watch videos or read articles to help you learn new skills or review important concepts. All videos have subtitles, so you can easily follow along. If it helps, you can also speed up, slow down, or rewind the videos.

5. Practice what you learn

As you build confidence with concepts, put yourself to the test! There are exercises, quizzes, and unit tests in each unit, and a course challenge that includes skills from the entire course to help you demonstrate your understanding and track your progress.

6. Try a Mastery Challenge

Mastery Challenges are a way for you to review and practice skills you’ve previously learned in a course. It's also another way for you to level up or down in Mastery, in addition to taking unit tests and course challenges.
Mastery Challenges always consist of 6 questions that review 3 skills. Mastery Challenges are personalized to you, reviewing skills that you’ve worked on across the entire course.

7. Build a routine

Set a schedule for yourself, and study at least a few times a week. That way, you’re more likely to remember the new things that you’re learning.

8. Remember: learning takes time!

And finally, be patient and persistent. We know that sometimes in your learning journey, things will be stressful and frustrating. You won’t always understand something right away, and that’s okay! Your brain is like a muscle: the more you use it, the more it grows. We believe that you can learn anything.

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