Recently, I have had the opportunity to spend a few hours a week at a kollel. I'm not used to self-guided learning, and I don't know what to learn from all the different seforim that exist (other than gemara). What should I use this time to learn? I'm looking for recommendations of specific seforim that I can use to gain broad experience with learning in general (halacha, parsha, or anything else).
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It is very important to have a Halacha seder. Learn the Shulchan Aruch with the Mishna Berura, as this will help you gain practical knowledge for the rest of the day.
If your primary focus is on Gemara, the best thing to do is not to get caught up in the plethora of different sefarim on the Gemara. Rather, focus on learning "pshat" - the inner mechanics of the sugya very well, including Rashi and Tosfos, after that you should look at the commentary of the Meharsha as his peirush is geared specifically to better understanding the pshat in the sugya. once you have a handle on this, you can move on to other books, as without a deep understanding of the sugya more often than not you will not understand their true intentions and chiddushim on the sugya.