Mindmapping

So far I have referenced Tony Buzan books for mindmapping. I am realizing that I need to give my students a short and useful explanation of how to use mindmapping and why. This post is intended to be useful, so I will not go into historical, classical and programmable aspects of mindmapping, but focus on …

Superlearning for languages and definitions: etymology method

Very often I ask students to understand the meaning of what they are trying to learn and use very accurate markers.  I want to demonstrate it on etymology. Take for example this real conversation: EY: I can create images to the words in the dictionary (some easier than others), but my main problem is that …

Generating rhythm when speedreading

When teaching speedreading we often ask our students to use rhythm. In this post we describe the issue of rhythm in depth. A usual effect of lack of rhythm was summarized by on of our students “First 5 min are easy then getting harder, I slow down and I have to rest”. Usually this means …

Superlearning for programmers and engineers: architecture

The top programming skill is software architecture. For software architecture we often use UML and flowcharts. These visualization are great for visual markers and often do not even need further adaptations. It is no secret that most software is built as hierarchies. Model-view-controller is probably   the most common architecture paradigm. Classes pass the data …

Two sorts of markers

While there are many ways to create markers and a large body of text about it in this blog, I wanted to focus on two major types of markers I expect each of you to use. Logical markers This is the default sort of markers you should use. In fact, they are so trivial that …

My personal hyperlinking format

I have been asked repeatedly how I add new content to my existing knowledge, so I will disclose the exact imagery I use for hyperlinking. I use several forms of hyperlinking, and select the form most suitable to the current document. For structured information that follows accurate logical order I use some sort of combination …

High level visualization: Gaming and mental templates

I am using my own version of loci method I call “high-level visualization”, which is more of a game than a house. I have wrote several articles about this before. Here I address this method from a different angle. The loci method enables accurate memorization of huge amount of information. Most of memory champions use …

Visualizing numbers

Many of our students go blank when viewing numbers, tables and formulas. Some they have necessary skills to understand the math, but cannot make it vivid enough. Here I address this and additional reasons. Short numbers. The simplest sort of a problem with numbers is a lack of interest. For me it is hard to remember …

Getting stuck with visualization

About 1% of our students get stuck with visualization. They either cannot get into the visualization mode and see pitch black, or they cannot get out of visualization mode and experience vivid hallucinations. In both cases, they need to address this course creatively. If you have trouble getting into visualization, this may mean that your …