Generate obsessive reading habit

There is little point in reading fast unless you read a lot. Getting sucked into reading is simple and has to do with pleasure: Read the books that you enjoy reading. Enjoy the thought of reading the next book. Generate a list of stuff you would LOVE to read. Dive into reading for fun. Take …

Personal style and typology

Choosing your own personal style is hard, especially if you cannot afford 1:1 session with Anna. To help somewhat with this challenge one can use psychological typology as a guiding principle. For years the psychological typology has been measured for purposes of career selection using MBTI or big five OCEAN indicators. There is some correlation …

Getting things done

Working on your skills for a week or two is not very hard. However, to qualify for sufficient memorization and superlearning skills ~12 weeks of work are required. And once you finally qualify, this is simply a milestone in life-long learning career. This is very similar to sports. Many people are passionate during the first …

Remembering formulas

VS on Facebook: Is it a good idea to use mind maps for formulas (like in Physics, Math etc) Lev Goldentouch: Using mindmap for formulas is pretty much what a computer does. As human, I would also dual code small funny animations of each specific factor in the formula and why/how it changes the end …

Sleep hacking

Today we are going to discuss sleep hacking. For some reasons I do not fully understand, many students think that sleep is a waste of time. There are two ways of sleep hacking: (1) healthy ways to benefit from healthy sleep and (2) controversial ways to reduce sleep time. Let us make some order in …

Handling mental blocks

Occasionally we try to focus on the task at hand and our mind goes blank. Now, what should we do next? Do not give up! There are some tricks that can help to some extent… Relax. Very often if you simply relax your mind block will evaporate. Try some simple visualization exercises using simple objects, …

Note taking and study groups

Does superlearning supersede note taking and study groups? Not sure. Here are some thoughts about it. Note-taking is the most conservative learning method I know. A students seats somewhere int he middle of the room and summarizes everything the teacher says in his notebook. Handwriting works better than typing, since it includes muscle memory, generates …

Food for your brain

We all kind of know what is the healthy diet for the body, but not for the brain. So I searched for a friendly doctor, and sure enough found a nice diet for brain. The cool thing about this diet: it is also very tasty. So please enjoy. One or two cups of coffee per …

Clear thinking

How analytical and rational is my thinking? Only one way to find out: get tested! I discovered clear thinking site entirely by mistake, and I was shocked by the quality of personality traits testing. Within very few very accurate questions, computer is able to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses of your thinking. The site loads fairly …

Prereading sentences: grammar and meaning

Not every part of a sentence is equally important. When you are prereading/skimming text you need to understand what you are looking for. Is it an event, a definition or a feel? Accordingly you can easily summarize long texts into 1/4 of their original length. The summary words will form the basis of your markers. …