Recently it has become hard to follow all the services we offer, so I will summarize them here as a step-by-step plan:Follow our free training schedule and practice as much as you can. To improve you should read for at least six hours per week and do at least an hour of computer practice weekly. This is the minimal requirement for any progress. Watch Jonathan’s TED talk free of charge. Get motivated. You can also get motivated by reading this book. Consider taking our course. We provide a free course on thinkific. You might have taken the Udemy course instead. The best investment we recommend is our full access product. We plan to add courses and to increase the prices every year. We have our own
Once a year, we emphasize the role of 1:1 training with Anna. As every year we are asked to explain the advantages of coaching over video courses, I will give it another try,
What is the added value?
The 1:1 with Anna is something pretty unique. Literally, this is the best we can offer. The success rate without 1:1 is often below 60%, as people tend to misunderstand and make mistakes. The one on one training allows Anna to perform very accurate diagnostic, checking your focus, your eye motion, the distribution of the
One on one with Anna over Skype is the best and most exclusive product we offer. In my mind, all of you are heroes simply because it requires a lot of courage and dedication to change yourself in a profound way. Yet even heroes need help, and here we come to your aid.
I will offer several reasons why 1:1 with Anna are so coveted:
- There are more than 100,000 superlearners and only one Anna for all of them. Nobody else was qualified for 1:1 training for good reasons.
- People are different, and sometimes all of us make mistakes. Only a highly experienced trainer can detect small mistakes well before they grow into huge issues.
- Some methods are tested in 1:1 sessions, so you get access to the most updated methodology, and can even ask me to write a post just for you.
- Anna is the source, the brains and the heart behind our speedreading methodology. With Anna you do not just learn how to read better, but also get inspired to work hard to improve your reading.
- Some subjects, including legal, medical and accounting, require some different accents than generic speedreading. Only Anna has enough experience with all kinds of students to provide these minor accents.
- While we may want very similar things, our priorities are very different. The optimal methodology needs to be adapted accordingly.
The main problem we need to deal with are people who can read quite fast, but do not remember what they read. Like Woody Allen said: “I took a speed-reading course
It is not a secret that education is broken. Please ask yourself:
- How much of what I learned in school and university I still remember?
- If the amount of time and money spent at school/university was used on something else, what could I achieve?
- What percentage of learning was life changing, exciting or simply interesting?
- Should I learn something new in real life, to which extent my academic knowledge will help me?
- To which extent the teachers were mentor and role models, and to which extent a computer could do a better job?
If you are frustrated, you are in a good company. We were frustrated as well. In fact, we were frustrated enough to find, compile and invent a whole new set of tools that upgrade the learning experience at school and in real life.
These are the most common fallacies preventing our progress towards better education and self-education:
- Passively and mindlessly following the teacher. This is our automatic response from the earliest stages of education. It is the most ineffective learning method you see everywhere. If you do not personalize the material you will forget it. If you do not generate deep understanding, you will not know how to use it. If you do not research about the material you will not be able to ask good questions. Effective education is active, creative, deeply personal.
- Using grit to fight boredom. If education is boring, this means you should change your perspective. Our learning methodology is highly visual – creative and entertaining, we constantly ask questions trying to build up curiosity, we try to generate a dialogue with the author in our heads. Creativity is the weapon of choice to fight boredom and learn better.
- The slower we learn, the better we remember. Repeating the same material at slow rate generates information hunger and your brain will probably phase out. There is an optimal learning speed, which is actually quite fast, usually faster than we talk. There are also scientifically sound methods to optimize repetitions of content. Fast learning is not only fun, it is also more productive both in terms of how fast we learn and in terms of how much we remember.
- Waiting for some magic to happen. Learning involves a great deal of work. If this work is properly organized it is a very pleasurable and rewarding experience, yet it is a major effort. No skill can be properly mastered until we train it for a sufficiently long time in many different situations. In most cases, the progress is gradual, with occasional lapses and mistakes. Rigorous training is required for successful learning.
The key that opens the study-skills universe is our imagination. We can visualize and connect information
Jonathan’s TED talk is truly inspiring. If you feel that your motivation is down and you want to remember why you have chosen to become a superlearner, please watch the video and it will replenish your energies. You are welcome to share the link with your friends. Discuss your thoughts with other superlearners on our facebook group. If you want to have a more active role in our community please contact me directly [email protected]
This is supposed to be a short post. Quite often I am asked regarding science behind keytostudy methodology. We (Anna and myself) have conducted statistical research with thousands of students, but we could never afford a “control” group receiving a “placebo” method. We did not have sufficient access to fMRI to make enough images of brains before and after learning keytostudy methodology. Therefore instead of focusing on success statistics I focus on other methods which
With recent success of our “Become a superlearner” Udemy class and book with the same name, I am often reminding myself our humble beginnings and principles that became key to our methodology. The keytostudy methodology was built as a result of many years of research by Anna Goldentouch and myself. The methodology is built upon the following ideas:
- Getting things done. Our students
Just like you have training schedule, you could have reading schedule. Below are some posts from this blog you could read…
|1||Superlearner||Set your goals,
Get into “flow”,
Change your life,
Superlearn with others,
|2||Visual markers||Make markers fun,
Use markers everywhere,
Even for complex stuff,
And dates and numbers,
And medical stuff,
Look at these examples,
Especially when reading,
|3||Linking and chunking||Short prelude,
In complex structures
[more to come here soon]
|4||Speed up your reading||Reading faster,
Choose your markers,
Or let them choose you,
As you avoid vocalization,
Measure your progress
|6||Practice…||Consider the future,
But not yet,
[And much more to come]
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In short term visual memory training you see several letters in front of you for a second, and then you need to count the number of occurrences of each letter. The more letter of more types you need to count over a larger area, the harder the exercise. You can choose which part you want
Before you start:
- Know what being a superlearner means
- Define your personal goals
- Understand progressive overload
- Commit to growth
- Learn to visualize objects