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 …

Building superlearning training habits

We often compare brain training to physical exercise. In this sense I find this and his articles useful. I will try to adapt their points to what we do. Starting small When trying to learn superlearning skillset (and the skillset involves many different skills) it is crucial to transform practice into a habbit. The first …

Key numbers method

Key numbers was the first real memory method Anna explained to me. It is generalization of story method for more complex structures. It is recommended to train this method with lists of linked items. The idea is very simple. We keep each story between 5 and 20 items connected by some sort of funny animation. …

Asking the right questions

Anna has recently added a new model to the course that deals with asking the right questions. We have discussed this issue several times in other posts, but here I want to describe Anna’s view of the subject as far as she explained it to me. Priming After we preread an article and before we …

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 …

How I developed my reading strategy

Today I got this mail from Scott Young discussing a trade-off between quality and what he calls smoothness. Since this is an issue commonly addressed by my friends, I will tell my own lessons on choosing which books to read and how. When I was a kid I was banned from reading books. This is …

Superlearner project management tricks

One of the easiest examples of memorization is a way to visualize to do list. In fact if you ever completed linked list exercise, you can group your tasks together and remember 16-20 tasks for a long time without forgetting them. The real question here is what else should a superlearner do with his tasks? Do …

Is being smart worth it?

This is the list of some of the smartest people in the world. Some of them are extremely successful, others provoke more pity than awe. Probably as long as your IQ is below 160, the smarter you are the more successful you will be. IQ is influenced by many factors, not all of them in …

Practicing while traveling

Some of our students ask if you had any recommendations or tips for practicing while traveling. While you could proceed with regular training, we urge you to benefit form the learning experience in a different way. Traveling is a great opportunity to learn. When traveling we are outside of our comfort zone, we explore new …

What should a superlearner learn?

Occasionally I want to know the answer to one simple question: what should superlearner learn? Being able to learn pretty much anything are you supposed to be a super-expert on some specific subject or have well-rounded skillset. Here is what I came up with, and I will love to get your feedback. I recommend selecting …