Rebalancing life and work

We all want to live happily and yet to achieve something in our life. This is called work-life-balance. Here is my personal experience from the last several months. One of the issues that I want to focus on is finding again the balance between work and life. First of all: why did I loose the …

Superlearner training emotions

When training superlearning abilities the students are exposed to wide range of emotions and their mood may go back and forth, like this: Week 1 +++ Being superlearner is so cool! I could read most books in an hour or two, full harry potter collection in 12 hours! – But the training looks kind of …

Key obstacles to superlearning

Most of our students become superlearners only after facing their demons. Changing one’s ways is not simple, but potentially very rewarding. Below are some of the obstacles our students struggle with and successfully overcome. Laziness/passive approach The biggest problem by far is laziness. We cannot help a student who says: “I paid you money, now …

Making markers for the new stuff

When creating mental markers for the concepts we do not have generic markers for, we need to balance the generic nature of a marker with ability to generate and retain specific markers. The visual markers we use are actually very specific and have a lot of details encoded into them, but these details are not …

Preparing for standardized tests

This post was invited by Jonathan. The question is very simple: how does superlearner methodology help in standardized tests, like GMAT? We have anecdotal statistics showing that the superlearning students improve their test scores significantly, over multiple criteria. Time management, language skills and problem solving abilities score higher. Below are some explanations. Language skills Many …

How long does it take to generate a marker: discussion.

In the previous post we described some theoretical aspects related to  speed of generation and linking visual markers. Here I want to dive in into some interesting conversations on the subject.   Scientist007 : A problem with using markers. Now the use of markers can be used anywhere, anytime, with anything. However, I have problem …

How long does it take to generate a marker? – Part 1

One of the most interesting questions starring in the latest discussions is : “How long does it take to generate a visual marker?”. When we describe generation of visual markers we include several different activities, that light up different parts of the brain. Some of them take longer, others are lightening fast. Moreover, the complexity …

Rereading text

One of the misconceptions some of our students form is that rereading text is bad. It is true that rereading single words and sentences may be counter-productive, but there are several highly efficient methods to reread content. In fact we teach several methods during the course. Prereading Before actually reading the text we urge our …

Superlearner life balance

Finding a balance in one’s life is difficult for everyone, but is is even more so for superlearner. Having the ability to learn virtually anything extremely fast puts an extra strain on the curiosity. Recently I had a meeting with Jonathan. Since reaching higher superlearning abilities he reads less (not more!). I asked him why. Jonathan …

I can’t visualize fast enough for my reading speed.

Well, this is the ugly truth. Nobody can visualize fast enough for their reading speed. That is if we visualize each and every word. However, why would we visualize each and every word? For some tasks we define the goal as 100% retention. It could be learning a new language, or learning a poem or …