Writers have to know a little bit about a lot of stuff. You write about a savant kid, you better know enough math to fake it.
You write about a plague, you better understand how an epidemic spreads.
Depend on Google? Sometimes. But you don’t want your readers to Google and find the same odd tidbits you did, and think all you know you learned on Wikipedia.
It might be true, but you don’t want them to think that.
Dip into the classes available on these two apps and stick around just long enough to get what you need.
Loads of video lectures, whole courses worth. Notes and discussion forums also posted. There’s all kinds of social optimization going on in this app, if you want that sort of thing. Might come in handy if you need to bounce some ideas.
Apple’s open courseware app pulled from colleges and universities in 26 countries. Some are audio, some are video, some are Powerpoint with accompanying lectures. With extra materials. Much more user friendly, but essentially a solitary experience.
I don’t care how smart you get, though. You know this is gonna happen: