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 …

Setting your superlearning goals

When you try to develop superlearning skills it is very important not to loose sight of your goals. Do I want to develop a super-skill? Super-skills set us apart from other human beings, help promote our reputation on Linkedin and draw our people to us in various ways we enjoy. However this comes with a …

Avoiding subvocalization

Luca Lenardi Tips on avoiding subvocalization I’m finding extremely hard to avoid subvocalizing. Whenever I’m trying to encode a saccade, I’m instinctively subvocalize the word I’m focusing. Is there any other specific tip or suggestion/exercise we can leverage, to avoid subvocalization? Thanks. Jonathan A. Levi Use the “Progressive Overload” methodology to gradually increase speed. At …

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 …

Tell us which posts you find more interesting

Many of you have become frequent visitors of this blog. Currently we are poised to publish articles daily, but eventually we would like to reduce quantity and improve relevancy. We want to focus on subjects that are truly interesting for you. Which articles do you find most useful? If you do not find the answer …

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 …