Anna explains markers

Anna always says that Jonathan and myself do not provide enough details for our markers. Below is a true conversation between Anna and a student whom we will call KL recorded at Anna’s Skype session. Please notice the following aspects: Use of 5WH questions Importance of prereading Visualize the marker at the end of reading …

Vacation

Dear readers and students, It is time to take another scheduled vacation [till 15-Jan-15] and focus on some new interesting projects. We will try to use our time to bring brand new set of posts and subjects to this blog. May the coming 2015 bring you new wonderful discoveries and superskills. As always, you are …

Controlling dimensionality of your markers

When we discuss “visual markers” we address some objects that can be processed by the right hemisphere of one’s brain. In fact the distinction between the “left brain” and the “right brain” is not very clear, and visual markers take many forms. By controlling the dimensionality of your visualization you control a complex trade-off between …

Knowledge vs understanding

Recently I read this article about difference between knowledge and understanding. Superlearner value pyramid I am a bit obsessed about various forms of information and knowledge, so I hope you will not hate me for this short value pyramid: Type Meaning Superlearner term Wisdom Ability to use understanding properly to change the world around us …

Synesthesia

The subject of synesthesia [when various senses “leak” into each other] was discussed several times during last month. First of all visit this site to learn more about synesthesia. Synesthesia naturally occurs in one out of 2000 people. If you have synestesia you can learn to do this. Moreover you could encode music, taste or …

Back from vacation

Summer vacation is over and we are back. Here in keytostudy we are making some changes in our format. We are reducing the number of posts and instead  offer wider and more balanced experience: more subjects will be discussed, we add a lot of training examples (under “exercises” link), we try to rebalance the blog …

Summer vacation

From 1-August-2014 we are going to take summer vacation. On 1-Sept-2014 we plan to come back in a slightly modified format. So far we have been totally concentrating on creating posts. With over 100 posts available, we can relax the daily article routine. Instead we want to focus on the format of the blog: make …