Career boosting mindset

Following simple rules may boost your career and improve your chances for success. While gaining superlearning experience, we follow the same rules. See for yourself: Courage over fear. Choosing the way of superlearning requires some courage. While there are dedicated teachers and many students have reached their goals, there are no guarantees that you will …

Doodling at school and at work will boost your productivity

Once in a while we write about doodling (or freestyle annotation) and its benefits. Students drawing in their papers where mistreated by generations of teachers. They were asked to focus, to stop fooling around and to listen to the teachers. However, the human spirit is stronger than education fashions, and student persistently doodled in school …

Getting thing done

Recently I read two articles describing complementary skillsets of getiing things done. The first article described life attitude required for getting things done, like not getting fear and controversy stop you and commitment to actually doing things. The second article described using flow and momentum to maximize performance and getting things done. These skills contribute …

Superlearning for programmers: learning new programming languages

When I first learned to program back in early 90s, I thought that knowing the grammar of the programming language is what I need. It took me excruciating week till I could use all MSDOS commands, “for” and “while” loops and some other grammar. I was ready to program! I decided to write a racing …

Science behind Keytosudy methodology

This is supposed to be a short post. Quite often I am asked regarding science behind keytostudy methodology. We (Anna and myself) have conducted statistical research with thousands of students, but we could never afford a “control” group receiving a “placebo” method. We did not have sufficient access to fMRI to make enough images of …

Compulsive training and reading

Quite often our students focus on HOW they read and not on WHAT they read. This focus may generate overload and reduce both reading speed and reading comprehension. Please try to do all the preparatory work during prereading, do all the performance analysis after reading, and concentrate on reading when you read. One way to …

Mnemonic major system

Mnemonic major system is quite ancient. In its most pure form, each number is a letter and letters form words that can be easily remembered. In Hebrew each letter is a number, and Kabbalah is using this to achieve miraculous deeds. In Hindu there is a similar tradition called Katapayadi system, that was used to …

Superlearning for languages and definitions: etymology method

Very often I ask students to understand the meaning of what they are trying to learn and use very accurate markers.  I want to demonstrate it on etymology. Take for example this real conversation: EY: I can create images to the words in the dictionary (some easier than others), but my main problem is that …

What are the principles behind keytostudy methodology?

With recent success of our “Become a superlearner” Udemy class and book with the same name, I am often reminding myself our humble beginnings and principles that became key to our methodology. The keytostudy methodology was built as a result of many years of research by Anna Goldentouch and myself. The methodology is built upon …

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 …