Massive memory structures

I am occasionally asked how can someone remember 1 mil visualizations. Now 1 mil visualizations is a lot. For comparison, The King James Authorized Bible has 783,137 words. It is enough to know ~5000 words and 5000 phrases of a foreign language to be fluent, e.g. about 100,000 visualizations should suffice per language. Practically, not …

Long term memory and sleep

One thing that bothers me with long-term memory is the need to review the flashcards or mental palaces or other memory structures. Most memory experts I know use spaced repetitions constantly. Since I use slightly different tools, I use spaced repetitions only for very specific issues, and when I use it I do not like …

Immersion methods to learn English faster

This is a guest post by Lucy Adams. Lucy Adams is a professional blogger and essay writer. She stumbled upon my blog and offered to write a post about English language and essay writing. Since she has written many essays for people who struggle with English, she offered a perspective on learning English as a …

Marker dictionary

Occasionally you will need to make a marker dictionary. This method is typically required for medical and legal students, because the terms they use may be so abstract and complex that no reasonable markers can be created spontaneously. To some extent, large quantity of number memorization (via major system/PAO) or memorization of foreign words (via …

Quick tips for object oriented programming

Most of our students who are programmers use Java. This lecture is for them, and not only for them. Many students ask how to use our methods for programming. Actually we took many of the programming methodology and used it in wider context – so using it in original context will be easy. Let us …

Simplifying texts

Occasionally texts or paragraphs are just too dense or too complex to be understood as written, and then we need to analyse them for our convenience. This is an example of metrics for text complexity. Rewording Some texts contain long and complex words, including words we do not fully understand. In this scenario, we can …

Speed-writing

I promised to explain a bit the super-writing idea. During my PhD I had a class on scientific writing. During the class the professor was focused on various ways of speeding up word processors and blind typing, but some of the lectures were actually useful. He explained that you write the document once, but hundreds …

How to learn grammar of foreign languages

Jonathan is trying to learn several languages in the same time.  After mastering the vocabulary using mental markers and spaced repetitions, the next question was more complex. How can I quickly learn grammar? Grammar is difficult. It is hard enough if you want to perfect your English. It is much harder with other languages since …

Superlearning math formulas

Mathematical formulas are especially difficult to handle. Math is basically a different language that explains complex relationships between abstract objects. It makes no sense to visualize math as you would visualize history. My personal approach comes from data analytic and is graphical: there are various mathematical forces that bend graphs in various ways. Understanding why …

Bilingual superlearners

Many of the super-learners are bilingual. Each of the course authors is fluent in 3-6 languages and can speed-read in 2-3. We have students in nearly 100 countries speaking many languages. These students are proud of their multilingual abilities and their achievements. Below are some discussions from the course pages. Question: Hi! First of all, …