Become a SuperLearner™ 2.0: Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory Techniques (New & Improved!) | Jonathan Levi | Skillshare

Become a SuperLearner™ 2.0: Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory Techniques (New & Improved!)

Jonathan Levi, Entrepreneur, Eclectic, Lifehacker, SuperLearner

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50 Lessons (4h 46m)
    • 1. Become a SuperLearner: What This Course Offers

      2:09
    • 2. About Us

      8:05
    • 3. Downloading the course resources & overview

      3:20
    • 4. Progressive overload & what to do if you get frustrate

      5:46
    • 5. Why we need to improve our memory first

      7:47
    • 6. How we store information a very brief explanation

      9:37
    • 7. Chunking Navigating the brain’s natural limitations

      3:59
    • 8. The Importance of Balancing Exercises with Real Life Application

      3:32
    • 9. Demonstration: Chunking

      3:42
    • 10. Dual coding & ‘brute force’ learning

      3:12
    • 11. Why images are the most powerful way to remember & learn

      7:08
    • 12. When & why creativity training may be necessary

      4:57
    • 13. What types of images come naturally to you

      4:03
    • 14. How do we apply visual memory to reading

      6:37
    • 15. Demonstration: Visualization of words and concepts from text

      9:40
    • 16. Creating effective markers for better memory

      11:09
    • 17. Logical & creative markers

      3:04
    • 18. Trying out your new skills

      2:51
    • 19. Linking & chunking markers for better retention

      10:44
    • 20. Demonstration: Putting it all together with random facts

      8:19
    • 21. Demonstration: Putting it all together with written texts

      14:16
    • 22. Using Spaced Repetition to Help Us Maintain Memories

      4:49
    • 23. Mind Mapping

      8:27
    • 24. Memory Palaces

      9:03
    • 25. Number memorization systems

      7:02
    • 26. Introducing the SQ3R System

      3:19
    • 27. Pre-read before you read

      3:42
    • 28. Creating burning interest: Perspectives, prior knowledge, & W/H questions

      5:58
    • 29. Demonstration: Pre-reading

      6:59
    • 30. How to properly test your comprehension without fooling yourself

      3:57
    • 31. How most people read: subvocalization

      10:54
    • 32. Saccades using your eyes as effectively as possible

      4:07
    • 33. Improving your eye span wider saccades

      2:00
    • 34. Using saccades across various devices and media

      4:29
    • 35. Final thoughts on saccades

      2:45
    • 36. Demonstration: Saccades in action

      3:26
    • 37. Speed training with a card

      3:26
    • 38. Progressive Overload Revisited: Training at the speed you wish to read

      8:55
    • 39. Speed Tip: Tricking your brain into speeding up

      1:48
    • 40. Managing pauses to create markers while speed reading

      6:17
    • 41. A Discussion of Marker Density

      5:22
    • 42. Demonstration: Creating markers while speed reading

      8:19
    • 43. Text structure and marker hierarchy

      4:19
    • 44. Training going forward & what to do if you backslide

      5:01
    • 45. Sleeping and learning: Why sleep is so crucial

      3:24
    • 46. The proper learning environment

      4:37
    • 47. SuperLearning by video or audio

      3:34
    • 48. Tailoring the skills: Learning languages

      10:29
    • 49. Tailoring the skills: Never forget a face or a name

      2:56
    • 50. Thank You & Congratulations

      2:14
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Project Description

Download the PDF Syllabus & Set Your Goals

Before we get started, you'll need to download the PDF syllabus for this course. The video lectures you see here are less than half of the coursework. There are also over 100 links and external resources such as TED talks, exercises, and games that you'll need to complete in order to become a SuperLearner.

Once you've downloaded and saved the PDF syllabus, before you do anything else, I want you to create your project for this course. In that project, I want you write down three to five different goals you have for this course. In fact, in addition to goals, you can add some reasons. Later, you'll copy this onto the "Personal goals and progress worksheet," which is found as a link in the PDF syllabus, and hang it above your desk as a reminder. 

Please take a moment to post a picture of the worksheet hanging above your workspace... Yes, I'm serious!

Explain to yourself why this is an important thing for you to acquire and why are you gonna put in the work to make it happen. Later on, when we talk a little bit about the requirements for adult learners, you'll understand why this was such an important thing to do in advance.

Here is some guidance on how to structure good goals. A good goal should be:

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  • Specific: No generic goals like "Read faster"
  • Measurable: How will you measure and quantify if you've achieve it
  • Attainable: It's a challenge, but you can realistically reach this goal
  • Relevant: This goal makes sense in your life and is important to you
  • Time-based: By when must you accomplish this goal
  • Bonus: Why do you want to achieve these things?

Here are some great examples we've heard in the past of goals that adhere to the "SMART + Why" criteria:

  • By December 31st, 2016, I will be able to hold a 5 minute conversation in Russian on basic topics such as my work, where I live, and my hobbies, so that I can speak to my grandmother in her native tongue.
  • By August 1, 2017, I will be able to read 700 words per minute of a fiction book in my native language, with 70% or greater comprehension, so that I can read the classic books I never had a chance to in college
  • By June 15th, 2017, I will be able to memorize a string of 15 numbers forwards and backwards in under 2 minutes, so that I never forget my credit card numbers or other important ID numbers.

So, go ahead and post your goals as a project now. Don't skip this step. It's really important.