Remembering dates and numbers

Many of our students love to read historical material. Almost any field of knowledge has its own history. History comprises of historical processes, heroic leaders, some interesting statistics, and lots of names, dates and numbers. The discussion below deals with remembering dates and numbers. Mario Laf  Remembering dates I have read that using dates with …

Generating interest with long boring texts

How do we read content that is genuinely boring? Why, we generate interest in any way we can. Interest is a key component for retention, it focuses the mind on the content, on the markers, on links and so on. One of the surprising fact we found, was that fast readers had higher retention than slow …

How to learn grammar of foreign languages

Jonathan is trying to learn several languages in the same time.  After mastering the vocabulary using mental markers and spaced repetitions, the next question was more complex. How can I quickly learn grammar? Grammar is difficult. It is hard enough if you want to perfect your English. It is much harder with other languages since …

Visualization exercises

Some of our students have trouble actually visualizing the markers and need specific exercises. These exercises could be used with every level of visualization, but with different scope and complexity of objects.   Heber Cloward Try holding real things and re imagining them for practice . It seems the more you practice the easier it …

Advanced superlearning course

For years I have been teaching the “advanced” course and yet I had only a handful of students.  Advanced course teaches high-level visualization, linking large amounts of information, prioritization of information, powerful prereading and other interesting superlearning techniques. What is not a part of the advanced course The “advanced” course does not handle speedreading and …

Healthcare memorization and mnemonics

Healthcare information requires large amount of memorization. Our students need to remember body parts in foreign languages, complex functional behaviour of these body parts, historical facts related to various body functions… The methods for remembering medicine, chemistry and biology are a combination of methods for remembering foreign languages and methods fro remembering historical processes. Barney …

Flash games recommended by Anna

In her courses Anna recommends resources that are out of scope of our Udemy course. We are planning to make some of these resources available for the readers of this blog. All resources are very simple flash and TOTALLY FREE. Game collection Games for the brain Probably the best collection of simple games. Trains visualization …

Chunking and linking markers

Our students learn to manipulate with visual markers they  create, often relying on trial and error. There are at least two operations on visual markers that create basic knowledge representation: chunking and linking. Chunking deals with structuring information into manageable chunks. Linking deals with defining relationships between chunks and within chunks. Below is a discussion …

Low-level visualization technique

Almost the first thing we teach at the course is low level visualization technique of efficiently creating visual markers. We do require vivid visual imagery, and some people simply find it hard to visualize. These are some discussions with these beginner students. Also we give some outline of expected progress to build up the expectations …

Choosing the order of markers to represent text

The right order of structuring markers represents the right order in which we remember information. Building proper relationships between various details requires logical understanding of the text. The student may choose simply linking the visual markers, creating mind- mapping trees, or creating more complex visualization. In any case, the student should be prepared to correct …