5 Practical Applications of Your SuperLearner Abilities

Perhaps one of the most interesting and common little “issues” I think about with a lot of SuperLearning skills is the issue of usability. Indeed, some of the most skilled and advanced SuperLearners (and also the most famous, after the publication of Joshua Foer’s bestselling book Moonwalking with Einstein) out there are the competitors in …

Prereading and reading tactics

We are strong proponents of pre-reading, yet the issue is only briefly mentioned in our course. There is a good reason for it. There is no one good prereading strategy, but several recommended strategies for various scenarios. Instead of discussing various pros and cons I will describe “a day in my life”. My days are …

Book exercise

In Anna’s course all the students occasionally read and memorize the same books. A typical book would be this book. It is very suited for speedreading: not too long, not too short, lots of details supported by common knowledge, informative and popular, simple but well-formulated text, short saccades. Try to train speedreading on this book …

Adapting reading style to material

Recently I was asked a strange question “How do you read something you are not interested in remembering?”. Originally I dismissed the question as unreasonable, but after some analysis I decided that the question is very good and deserves a proper response. When constructed this course we focus on people reading the material in order …

10 tips for speedreading

Jonathan is planning to publish several speedreading tips in lifehacker.uk. While we are waiting patiently for approval, here are alternative tips by yours truly. Knowledge is intoxicating. Knowledge feeds our imagination, give us mental strength and resilience, fuels modern technology and economy – it is a key component of making us truly human (and possibly …

Good and bad multitasking when reading

Some of our students point to Eyal Ophir’s work to demonstrate that multitasking is bad. While we do not argue with dangers of bad multitasking, we provide several concepts and training exercises that reduce the damage caused my multitasking. There is a big difference between true multitasking (e.g. dealing with several issues at the same …

When you should read slowly

When you mastered speedreading, slow reading is not an easy task. We describe the reasons for slow reading, the difficulties that rise when reading slowly and how to deal with them. Recently I read an article on reading slowly. Reading slowly is a hard task for superlearner. Suddenly you have all this time and nothing …

Creating and using stylized markers

This is a basic and deep post that could be added to the course. It requires a bit more time and effort than a regular post on this site. I do suggest to visit all the links within and think about integrating it in your superlearning skillset. During the course we teach our students to …

Short-term visual memory training

We are building a mobile app and want your help! To join our beta testing please email info@keytostudy.com. Please notice the web page is built for the initial experience and is not appropriate for daily use. In short term visual memory training you see several letters in front of you for a second, and then …

Making markers for the new stuff

When creating mental markers for the concepts we do not have generic markers for, we need to balance the generic nature of a marker with ability to generate and retain specific markers. The visual markers we use are actually very specific and have a lot of details encoded into them, but these details are not …