My personal hyperlinking format

I have been asked repeatedly how I add new content to my existing knowledge, so I will disclose the exact imagery I use for hyperlinking. I use several forms of hyperlinking, and select the form most suitable to the current document. For structured information that follows accurate logical order I use some sort of combination …

Safe Research: 7 Ways to Boost your Cybersecurity While Using Web Search

Cybersecurity, while we research, is something all of us ignore. It is very easy to feel safe when we search, knowing that the search engine will alarm us if something bad happens and antivirus will further react if we are in real trouble. The reality is a bit more complex. As we are searching for …

Memory palaces

Memory palace/loci is the oldest method available for memorization, and still it feels like we are very far from using its full potential. If you are interested using memory palace for any specific application, I suggest you to try Anthony Metivier’s books.  Anthony has demonstrated how memory palaces can be used virtually for anything with …

Mindmapping

So far I have referenced Tony Buzan books for mindmapping. I am realizing that I need to give my students a short and useful explanation of how to use mindmapping and why. This post is intended to be useful, so I will not go into historical, classical and programmable aspects of mindmapping, but focus on …

Advanced memorization systems and memory sports

Superlearning or speedreading are hard to measure and monitor. Memory is easily measurable, and therefore memorization skills are a sport. The best thing about sports is our ability to learn which methods work better than others to remember a huge amount of information. Moreover, as sport develops, the methods become increasingly elaborate. Memory palace/loci. This …

Superlearner story: Leon

I have never met Leon other than over Skype. Leon (not a true name) is a web designer (kind of) that took the Udemy course starting in spring 2014. In summer Leon wrote several passionate posts and personal mails to info@keytostudy.com regarding his reading speed and fluency with markers. Then he disappeared for a couple …

Two sorts of markers

While there are many ways to create markers and a large body of text about it in this blog, I wanted to focus on two major types of markers I expect each of you to use. Logical markers This is the default sort of markers you should use. In fact, they are so trivial that …

Adapting reading style to material

Recently I was asked a strange question “How do you read something you are not interested in remembering?”. Originally I dismissed the question as unreasonable, but after some analysis I decided that the question is very good and deserves a proper response. When constructed this course we focus on people reading the material in order …

Controlling dimensionality of your markers

When we discuss “visual markers” we address some objects that can be processed by the right hemisphere of one’s brain. In fact the distinction between the “left brain” and the “right brain” is not very clear, and visual markers take many forms. By controlling the dimensionality of your visualization you control a complex trade-off between …

Knowledge vs understanding

Recently I read this article about difference between knowledge and understanding. Superlearner value pyramid I am a bit obsessed about various forms of information and knowledge, so I hope you will not hate me for this short value pyramid: Type Meaning Superlearner term Wisdom Ability to use understanding properly to change the world around us …