Law of diminishing returns when training your brain

Does learning more generate better outcome? This is a common question I am asked. For example here: JS: What are reasonable Speed-Reading goals? Hello. I started going through the course materials just over a week ago and I set an initial specific goal of reading 2000 wpm by April of this year (about 6 weeks …

Self-evaluation fallacy

To which extent are we able to evaluate our knowledge? Apparently we are not that good. There are several biases of the cognition that make us more comfortable with ourselves than we should be. Take for example confirmation bias. We assume some line of thought. Now everything new we see makes us more sure in …

Study skills for college students

Occasionally I am getting recommendations for articles. This great article was found by some of our readers. I suggest you reading the original article, below I present my personal opinion about the subject. First of all, I would like to say that getting a specific degree is not the most important part of college experience. …

Mindfulness optimization

Once a month we publish a personal or motivational story. Today I will talk about my personal experience in a highly subjective way. It is only partially scientifically backed and not a role model – just an honest story I want to share. All of us want to be happy. Yet not all of us …

The 30 days training schedule

Some of our students only have 30 days to prepare. What can be achieved in 30 days and how can it be trained? Week 1: Learning the basics For the best results try to make 4 sessions per day, ~30 min each. First 8 sessions do only option 1, afterwards alternate option 1 and option …

Learning by trial and error

Learning by trial and error is considered to be the slowest and most effort-intensive way to learn. When we try to handle hard tasks, it is often the most obvious way to learn. So if we can learn from our own experience effectively, we can handle increasingly more complex stuff. Naive approach Most people learn …

Twelve choices that lead to your success

Our fellow superlearner Gill Umair completed the course and became a very successful life coach. Here he shares some more of his wisdom with us. I hope you will enjoy it, get motivated by it, and finish the superlearner course with flying colors as a result of it. If you already finished the course, I …

10 tips for learning infographic

A couple of weeks ago we got this infographic we would like to share: 10 tips for effective learning. What we like in this infographic is emphasis not on specific learning tips, but on how to organize your environment for effective learning. You are welcome to discuss.

Focus on one memory technique or use them all

Our program is quite tough. It suggests students to learn in ~8 weeks the learning skills that are meant to change their life. By putting this hard but not unreachable goal, we ask our students to work smart and hard. We assume that some students will succeed to master all the required techniques in 8 …

Handling to do lists

To do lists are a major part of the daily routine for any productive professional nowadays. We have many different “to do lists” in addition to the classical “to do” list: action items from meetings, appointments in calendar, errand lists, bucket lists, checklists, lists of ideas, lists of things we have done… It seems that …