Refer to the title.

Another word, wording or phrase to say:


For example, if I had a list of things that I had learned and I wanted to write "my learnings" as the title. So the question is what are the alternatives because it just doesn't sound right to me.

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    You are right. "My learnings" is not idiomatic. You could say "my studies", or "the things I learned".
    – WS2
    Feb 7, 2018 at 19:02
  • 'Learning' is an uncountable noun, not pluralised, idiomatically. 'Teachings' is possible, but not learnings. 'My studies' is one way of conveying what one has learned through study.
    – Nigel J
    Feb 7, 2018 at 19:02
  • Could one say wisdom? Or is wisdom more of a quality rather than the act acquiring knowledge? Feb 7, 2018 at 19:08
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    Learning is countable among teachers of education: things a kid should have learned after a particular class hour are learnings. Outside this jargon, uncountable.
    – KarlG
    Feb 7, 2018 at 19:11

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What's another way to say “my learnings”? my lessons

Suggested alternatives include lessons learned, “things one learned” – or simply lessons – discoveries, findings, insights, and takeaways.

lessons wikitionary

  • Lessons can mean things you've learnt or things you have taught other people.
    – Stuart F
    Apr 30 at 21:59

In many situations, you could describe these as your takeaways. Collins defines it as:

an important idea or fact to be remembered, usually one arising from a meeting or discussion

  • It seems a largely Guardian-specific sense, looking at the examples. Apr 30 at 18:34
  • @EdwinAshworth Collins seems to think it's more common in British English, but (as an AmE speaker) I don't see it as unusual.
    – alphabet
    Apr 30 at 18:37
  • It's new to me, in spite of living near Manchester. May 1 at 18:34

You could say my discoveries. (Per Merriam-Webster, discoveries can be used as a noun to mean, quite logically, 'something that has been discovered.')


Learnings is fairly common these days in management consulting and corporate training circles. If that's your audience, you can just use Learnings as your title, unless you need to distinguish between your learnings and those of others.

If you want something more "classic", you could use Knowledge Gained, since corporate training sessions are often styled as Knowledge Transfer.

BTW, it's a term that greatly annoys the Linguistic Purists and other people with too much time on their hands. But you probably know this.

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    I found it helpful but I'm not sure it's really the answer I was looking for. Anyway, I guess your theory is correct! Feb 9, 2018 at 13:34
  • Because it's NOT common or present at all in corporate training "circles" or anywhere.
    – John
    Mar 10, 2018 at 2:17

What about "findings" ? "Learnings" reminds me of a record book 25 years back. I was doing my apprenticeship and I had to fill the record book with the things I learnt every week. There is also another expression like "vocation learnt".

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