Speed-writing

I promised to explain a bit the super-writing idea. During my PhD I had a class on scientific writing. During the class the professor was focused on various ways of speeding up word processors and blind typing, but some of the lectures were actually useful. He explained that you write the document once, but hundreds …

Changing your everyday life

Superlearning is a life-changing skill. Once you manage to learn skills FASTER, the next logical step is applying the same abilities in your everyday life. Therefore immediately after managing superlearning our students find themselves doing all sorts of fun: Speeding up. There are things that can be easily sped up: you can fast-forward video or …

“Flow” or “Zone” – and how to get there

To enjoy work and learning, to enjoy life itself, I rely heavily on something called “flow”. The feeling is very pleasant, invigorating and positive. Here is the definition from wikipedia: Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in …

Spaced repetitions toolset

We teach spaced repetition all the  time, yet I do not know how to make them a generic tool for every student. The main challenge here is finding balance between effort of learning, complexity of the material and motivation to know. Yet it does not matter which strategy you choose, you can use the same …

Superlearning – the key to the perfect job

Recently I read this and this articles and remembered the time I just started discovering superlearning. After finishing my PhD and successful exit of the company where I started my first job I was a bit lost: what to do next? I was sure my education and working experience will provide me a job in …

Active learning

When learning something completely new, use active learning. If you learn mental skills, use google drive or a piece of paper to write down everything your mind goes through When learning markers, draw your markers and links in a form you can revisit and reinterpret after a week Always think: how can I use it …

How to prioritize content?

I read a text at high speed, much higher than the speed that allows 100% retention, and this means that some of the content I read I do not retain. Even more when I am stressed or in a hurry.  How do I choose what I want to remember and what I want to skip? …

Productivity or how to make more time

Many of my students complaint that they do not have time to read. Being more effective than most people I thought I escaped this destiny, but this month I find myself out of time all the time… I read this blog and decided to write down what in the list (or its exact opposite) works …

What books to read to get smarter?

There are lots of various book recommendations, and I will share with you some of them. The list below is by far the most versatile and technical from all the recommendations I found. Adapted from psychologytoday E. O. Wilson argued, in his book Consilience, for the need to integrate knowledge across subjects. Wilson says, “We are …

Hyper-linking: remembering and analyzing huge amounts of information

Hyper-linking is a technology of the internet age.  The resulting data structure is a sparse graph – probably the most versatile and compact form to encode information. The basic premises is very simple. You have an article. Each time you see an interesting word in this article you try to find other articles that use …