How to prioritize content?

I read a text at high speed, much higher than the speed that allows 100% retention, and this means that some of the content I read I do not retain. Even more when I am stressed or in a hurry.  How do I choose what I want to remember and what I want to skip? …

Productivity or how to make more time

Many of my students complaint that they do not have time to read. Being more effective than most people I thought I escaped this destiny, but this month I find myself out of time all the time… I read this blog and decided to write down what in the list (or its exact opposite) works …

What books to read to get smarter?

There are lots of various book recommendations, and I will share with you some of them. The list below is by far the most versatile and technical from all the recommendations I found. Adapted from psychologytoday E. O. Wilson argued, in his book Consilience, for the need to integrate knowledge across subjects. Wilson says, “We are …

Hyper-linking: remembering and analyzing huge amounts of information

Hyper-linking is a technology of the internet age.  The resulting data structure is a sparse graph – probably the most versatile and compact form to encode information. The basic premises is very simple. You have an article. Each time you see an interesting word in this article you try to find other articles that use …

Why does speedreading work?

You can find many people explaining that speedreading does not work, cannot work and should not work. Yet 90% of our students read 800wpm+ with 80%+ retention. How can it be? Being data scientist this is not surprising at all. Most of us have many channels for information handling. It is very similar to viewing a …

When should you take the “advanced” course?

The Udemy course of Anna’s 1-on-1 Skype course are intended for everybody. The advanced course is attended for professionals that read large amounts of technical data: computer scientists, financial experts, lawyers, medics. The advanced course offers huge advantages highly anticipated by the most successful superlearners: Analysis of complex technical material, learning whole areas of knowledge; …

Some interesting books

We have a large library of books on various subjects. Anna thinks that having books in our home defines us as a family. Many of our books deal with subjects covered in this blog. Below are some hand-picked products on Amazon. You may benefit from using them. (Notice: I used Amazon widget. You need to …

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 …

Other Udemy courses

We feel a great pride for our Udemy Superelarner course, and recommend it for all of the blog readers and their friends. We also appreciate some of the courses by other writers. Below is a sample of such courses. If you need a special discount for a selected course, please write to [email protected] and we …

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 …