Remembering dates and numbers

Many of our students love to read historical material. Almost any field of knowledge has its own history. History comprises of historical processes, heroic leaders, some interesting statistics, and lots of names, dates and numbers. The discussion below deals with remembering dates and numbers. Mario Laf  Remembering dates I have read that using dates with …

Developing your personal style

Quite often I urge the students to develop their personal style, but occasionally I wonder if they understand what I mean. Below are some examples. Each examples has its strengths and weaknesses,  and you should focus on those that fit your own style. Technocrat This is one of my favourite styles. I produce stylized markers …

Training timeline in 1-on-1 sessions

The Udemy course is standalone and you can take it to any direction you want, especially if you read this blog and ask questions. However many students choose a more controlled form of 1-on-1 Skype sessions. While we often encourage you to find your own personal style and works for you best, there is a basic …

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 …

Visualization exercises

Some of our students have trouble actually visualizing the markers and need specific exercises. These exercises could be used with every level of visualization, but with different scope and complexity of objects.   Heber Cloward Try holding real things and re imagining them for practice . It seems the more you practice the easier it …

Advanced superlearning course

For years I have been teaching the “advanced” course and yet I had only a handful of students.  Advanced course teaches high-level visualization, linking large amounts of information, prioritization of information, powerful prereading and other interesting superlearning techniques. What is not a part of the advanced course The “advanced” course does not handle speedreading and …

Healthcare memorization and mnemonics

Healthcare information requires large amount of memorization. Our students need to remember body parts in foreign languages, complex functional behaviour of these body parts, historical facts related to various body functions… The methods for remembering medicine, chemistry and biology are a combination of methods for remembering foreign languages and methods fro remembering historical processes. Barney …

Chunking and linking markers

Our students learn to manipulate with visual markers they  create, often relying on trial and error. There are at least two operations on visual markers that create basic knowledge representation: chunking and linking. Chunking deals with structuring information into manageable chunks. Linking deals with defining relationships between chunks and within chunks. Below is a discussion …

Choosing the order of markers to represent text

The right order of structuring markers represents the right order in which we remember information. Building proper relationships between various details requires logical understanding of the text. The student may choose simply linking the visual markers, creating mind- mapping trees, or creating more complex visualization. In any case, the student should be prepared to correct …

How do you choose what word to mark?

The link between visual markers and superlearning is not self-evident. It is hard to visualize the marks and link marks together, but sometimes it is even harder to create connection between the text and the marks we visualize. The perfect way to choose which words to create markers for is our secret source, but we …