How do you choose what word to mark?

The link between visual markers and superlearning is not self-evident. It is hard to visualize the marks and link marks together, but sometimes it is even harder to create connection between the text and the marks we visualize. The perfect way to choose which words to create markers for is our secret source, but we …

Speedreading apps for ipad

Many of our students offer various software for consideration. Some software we test, other times we just trust students. These speedreading applications for ipad may help you to improve your skills. Bo Vut.  I found this app in the App Store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acceleread-speed-reading-trainer/id528963250?mt=8 I think it would be compatible with this course, so: Is this a good …

Markers for hardware and software

Some of our students need to create visual markers in specific fields of knowledge. Hardware and software are very specific fields of knowledge that require specialized methodology of visualization for engineers and programmers. Below is a discussion attempting to deal with this issue. Question: I’m having troubles creating markers for technical materials such as hardware/software manuals and …

Neuroplasticity – the ability of our brain to rewire itself

Neuroplasticity is the ability of brain to adapt itself. When we change our learning habits we rewire the brain. Some students want to know more about the ability of the brain to rewire. Below is an-depth discussion of the subject. Question: How can anyone “rewire” his/hers brain? Answer: Scientists call this ability neuroplasticity.  Scientists have …

Linking markers

It is not enough to remember details, it is very important to connect the details with each other. There are several  levels of linking markers.  We start from examples of low-level visualization and related linking, and end with high-level visualization and related linking of markers. We start from creating short and simple stories, build up …

How to generate visual markers on-the-fly

Generating markers slowly is not good enough for speedreading. Generating markers fast requires certain level of skill. Our beginner-level student do not know how to overcome the controlled visualization speed limitations. When the students are ready, we teach them to reduce the level of control and enjoy free associations. Below are some discussions from our …

How do I tell what my reading speed and retention scores

Measuring your reading speed and retention score is a simple and important tool to judge your learning abilities. There are many applications that do this for you, but sometimes you want to double-check those results. Anna developed the superlearning tools more than a decade ago and did not need a computer back then. Sometimes low-tech …

Typical speedreading progress schedule

People are different in skills and in motivations. It is impossible to tell how much time each stage of learning will take. We do try to schedule training exercises along some reasonable progress expectations. Below are some typical expectations as expressed in one of our Udemy discussions. Question: I was just wondering where I should …

Bilingual superlearners

Many of the super-learners are bilingual. Each of the course authors is fluent in 3-6 languages and can speed-read in 2-3. We have students in nearly 100 countries speaking many languages. These students are proud of their multilingual abilities and their achievements. Below are some discussions from the course pages. Question: Hi! First of all, …

Tips on suppressing subvocalization

Subvocalization is the inner voice we hear in our head while reading. Subvocalization reduces the reading speed to 250 wpm, so it is a bad habit. All the speedreaders initially struggle with subvocalization suppression. Finding what works best for you is an issue of personal style. Below are some common tips we shared in course …