Proposed training schedule

Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. Previously we tried to control the selection of options to funnel all students through the same resources. Currently, we try to widen the arsenal of the training tools you can use. Introduction Take our …

Physical meaning method

When looking for visual associations we can use the physical meaning of the concept. This method was so intuitive for me, that I never actually wrote about it. Only recently a student helped me figured out it is not used enough, and that very simple words are totally abstract for many students. I will use an …

Is my visualization memorable?

Coming up with good visualizations is either very easy or very hard depending on the subjects. Here are some guidelines. Meaningful The visualization needs to have some meaning for you. If you cannot define what you visualize, or the visualization generates “who cares” or “I am confused” emotions, you need to change something. The visualizations …

Executive functions: Willpower, discipline and anxiety

Most of my students are very focused, motivated and responsible. These good qualities often have a side-effect of people pressing themselves too hard or running from inner demons. It is important to find the right balance. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Improving executive functions By practicing memory and visualization, …

Concept reinforcement before the reading

Before we read something we often skim or preread it for several seconds. What happens during these seconds is not always clear. Here I will try to demystify this process. Collecting keywords Probably the first thing we do instinctively is noticing certain words. How do we know what to look for? Apparently not all words …

Podcast Memorization Exercise

If we can remember podcasts, and audiobooks, we can definitely remember conversations. Podcasts are harder. Podcasts great to learn things while driving, or while your eyes rest, or as training. So are audiobooks. If your environment allows you reading or video content, use that instead. Taking notes If you need to remember podcasts, it is …

Marking texts exercise

The first homework we give our students in one on one course is marking texts. Thie exercise is very important for the students’ progress and I want some of it to be open for my readers. The exercise itself The guidelines could not be simpler. Take a text and mark the words worth memorizing with …

Mindfulness for work and study

One of the perfect uses for mindfulness is mastering your emotions. We will explore this concept in the home and office settings, where we learn and work with actionable tips.  For more reading, please check here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Stop emotions and focus I use mindfulness when I need to work …

A unified framework of advanced courses

There are new advanced courses on Thinkific. These courses are a great investment for everybody in terms of time, money and return on investment. Since the courses span over multiple subjects and dozens of hours of video, I need to provide a framework unifying the ideas and coordinating the efforts. This is my first attempt …

Mental Preparation Required for Successful Learning

This article was inspired by the keytovision course. Since I could not review my own course I asked Becky Holton to do this for me. The journey of studying and learning requires a rather large amount of brain capacity to achieve optimal results. From a young age, learners can be introduced to tools that assist …

Magnetic square review

Today’s article is a bit different. While usually, I try to review several approaches to a complex issue, today I want to review a dead-simple approach to a very simple challenge. Suppose you want to learn memorization and have only three days, what would you do? The simplest mental palace known to man Memory palaces …