High-level chunking

High-level chunking allows to operate with up to 80 object in your working memory, using computer-like data structures. Since the size of working memory is correlated with IQ, this actually make you smarter. When dealing with large amount of information you may choose several strategies to encode it. High level visualization is probably the most …

Playful aspects of making markers

Some of our students are extremely driven and focused. Generally these are excellent qualities for superlearner. Unfortunately some of the playful aspects of marker creation require “letting go”. You cannot afford perfectionism when you read at 1000wpm. You should not remake markers when you use high-level visualization or “cartoon” method. You do need crazy stunts …

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 …

How long does it take to generate a marker: discussion.

In the previous post we described some theoretical aspects related to  speed of generation and linking visual markers. Here I want to dive in into some interesting conversations on the subject.   Scientist007 : A problem with using markers. Now the use of markers can be used anywhere, anytime, with anything. However, I have problem …

Linking markers exercise

Please notice the page is built for the initial experience and not built for daily use. The page may get very slow. We are building a mobile app. For beta testing please apply to info@keytostudy.com. Select pairs or more of markers and think of a reasonable linking. Check your linking ability. Increase up to 15 …

Proposed training schedule

Welcome to the keytostudy training resources. If you have any issues with any page on this site please email info@ketostudy.com only. Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. With the release of the new courses, we decided to migrate to syllabus …

Visual marker creation

Open Mnemonc Dictionary. Think of an abstract word and a way of remembering the word. If no words comes to your mind, choose randomly from GRE word list. Now search the word in the dictionary. Try to pick up new tricks. Add your own tricks to the dictionary to help the community.

Visualization exercise

Instructions: Open google search and choose random image. Look at the image for 10 seconds. Close your eyes and try to visualize the image. Be accurate regarding number and position of details. Remember as many details as possible. Try to visualize the entire image. Combo of various fun images (Get pictures!) Low level visualization: toy cars (Get car!) Middle level …

Tag cloud generation

Please insert here your paragraph to generate tag cloud. For each word in tag cloud you need to decide if it is a good marker: 1. Will this word remind you the details you want to remember? 2. Is this word specific enough? 3. Can you generate a good visual marker for this word? Please …

I can’t visualize fast enough for my reading speed.

Well, this is the ugly truth. Nobody can visualize fast enough for their reading speed. That is if we visualize each and every word. However, why would we visualize each and every word? For some tasks we define the goal as 100% retention. It could be learning a new language, or learning a poem or …