There is a new training schedule with many cool updates, but it is OK to proceed with the schedule you are already familiar with. You can use Jonathan’s schedule or alternatively you can watch ALL videos at once and then repeat the videos you need as you progress.
Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. Instead we provide an endless supply of training methods and ask you to choose the once that work best. At this point we have too many students to keep up with this approach, and we decided to compromise. There is no one training schedule good for all students. However the schedule below is a reasonable schedule for an average superlearner.
Week 1: Learning the basics
10 min daily relaxation visualization: visualize a nice and friendly environment. Try to imagine as many details as you can. Alternatively practice focus visualization.
15 min daily visual short-term memory training
10 min daily create visual markers for abstract stuff
15 min daily practice linking markers
10 min daily learn more about yourself
You will know you are ready to move on when you can create visual markers with ease and want to practice the skill on real things.
Week 2: Train visualization and memory
20 min daily improve your visualization
20 min daily memorize remember images
20 min daily memorize words
These are good exercises. Anna urges to do them all the time. However, after week 2 the students are advised to practice these exercises only 5-10 min per day.
Week 3: Starting working with texts
Spend a full hour daily to read texts paragraph-by-paragraph and remember as many details as you can.
You need to remember all the numbers within the text without mistakes. You will need also to remember all the names without mistakes. And finally you will need to recite the content with great clarity. You can select words for initial visual markers and then gradually improve the quality of the visual markers.
You know that you are ready to move on when you remember 90% of the text you read without any mistakes.
If you need a challenging text, try my old book or my other old book. They will challenge your attention to details and ability to remember large amounts of information.
Week 4: Starting speedreading – subvocalization
We assume that at this point the student visualizes fast and almost effortlessly and can remember without errors 90% of what he/she reads using visual markers. Now it is time to speed things up.
20 min per day practice reading with subvocalization suppression . Please notice that when you suppress vocalization your retention percentage drops significantly and rises back gradually within the next 2 weeks.
10 min per day work on visual perception speed. By now this old exercise should be simpler…
20 min per day scroll through text with high speed. At this point you can still control the speed with which you read.
You are ready to move on when you sub-vocalize less than 10% of the text.
Week 5: Speedreading – saccades
At this point you can read the text virtually without subvocalization.
40 min per day try reading running text. You do not control the speed any more!
10 min per day do visual angle training using speedreading Shultz tables
10 min per day train multicolumn saccades
You are ready to move on when when you read 2-3 column saccades with 3-4 words per column almost effortlessly.
Week 6: Book reading
This is one of Anna’s favourite exercises.
You measure how much time it takes to read a page from a chosen book, say X seconds.
Now you read 5 pages x2 speed, 3 pages at x1.5 speed and 5 pages at x1.2 speed.
Repeat the process for an hour. Do it daily for a week.
Now you can start spicing up your training using simple exercises in everyday routine.
You should also continue to monitor your reading speed and practice the relevant exercises until you reach 1000wpm with 85% comprehension. Usually it happens around week 10.
And now the big question: what are you going to do next? May I suggest taking the advanced course, where you will be taught high-level visualization and linking technique, reading speed control and much more….