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Become a SuperLearner 1: Learn Speed Reading, Advanced Memory, & Accelerated Learning (2013 Edition)

Jonathan Levi, Entrepreneur, Eclectic, Lifehacker, SuperLearner

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40 Videos (2h 5m)
    • Become a SuperLearner: What This Course Offers

    • Course Syllabus & Overview - New & Improved April 2015

    • About us: How this course came to be

    • What is a Super Learner, anyways?

    • Learning how to learn

    • Overview: What you'll be learning

    • Why we need to improve our memory first

    • How we store information: A very brief explanation

    • Lecture 9 The Importance of Balancing Exercises with Real Life Application Compressed

    • Why images are the most powerful way to remember

    • What types of images come naturally to you

    • The theory in action: learning something new

    • What do pictures have to do with reading

    • Creating Effective Markers for Better Memory

    • Demonstration: Creating Markers as we Read

    • Linking Markers

    • Trying Out Your New Skills

    • Pre-read before you read

    • Creating an intense interest and curiosity

    • How most people read: subvocalization

    • Saccades: Using your eyes as effectively as possible

    • Improving Your Eye Span: Wider Saccades

    • More Efficient Saccades

    • Speed Training with a Card

    • Training at the speed you wish to read

    • Speed Tip Tricking your brain into speeding up

    • Creating Markers at Speed

    • Training going forward

    • Mind Mapping

    • Memory Palaces

    • Number memorization system

    • Chunking

    • Sleeping and Learning

    • The proper learning environment

    • Using Software to Help Maintain Our Memories

    • Tailoring the Skills: Dense Materials or Textbooks

    • Tailoring the Skills: Learning Languages

    • Tailoring the Skills: Never Forget a Face or Name

    • Superlearning by Video or Audio

    • Thank you & Congratulations

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About This Class


Recently selected as Udemy CEO Dennis Yang's #1 Staff Pick and updated for 2015, this course will teach you how to hack your learning, reading, and memory skills, empowering you to learn anything and everything faster and more effectively. 

Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply embarking on a new hobby, you are forced to grapple with an every-increasing amount of information and knowledge. In fact, it's believed that one week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than people 100 years ago encountered in their entire lives. We've all experienced the frustration of an ever-growing reading list, struggling to learn a new language, or forgetting things you learned in even your favorite subjects. 

Anyone can develop Super-Learning skills 

This course is about improving your ability to learn new skills or information quickly and effectively. We go far beyond the kinds of "speed-reading" (or glorified skimming) you may have been exposed to, diving into the actual cognitive and neurological factors that make learning easier and more successful. We also give you advanced memory techniques to grapple with the huge loads of information you'll be able to process. 

You'll learn how to input and retain information in a whole new way - a faster, better way 

The core of this SuperLearning course involves 3 "super skills": 

  • Speed-reading with high (80%+) comprehension and understanding
  • Memory techniques for storing and recalling vast amounts of information quickly and accurately
  • Developing the cognitive infrastructure to support this flood of new information long-term

However, the SuperLearning skills you'll learn in this course are applicable to many aspects of your every day life, from remembering phone numbers to acquiring new skills or even speaking new languages. 

How we'll teach you SuperLearning and advanced memory techniques 

The sad irony is that in order to learn most of these superlearning skills and memory techniques in the past, you had to read dozens of books and psychological journals. Or, you had to hire an expensive private tutor who specializes in superlearning. That's what I did. And it changed my life. 

Fortunately, my instructors (experts in the fields of superlearning, memory techniques, and speed-reading) have agreed to help me transform their materials into the first ever digital course. 

We've designed a course based heavily on video-lectures and a great deal at-home exercises. The lecture components are only a small part of this superlearning course - you will be practicing various exercises and assignments on a regular basis. The course will require 2-3 hours of memory and speed-reading practice and training per week and training, and last roughly 4-6 weeks. It won't be easy - but if you put in the work, you are guaranteed to succeed. 

In addition to the lectures, there is an additional 1.5 hours of supplemental video content from TED, YouTube, and other sources which are considered part of the course curriculum. 

"SuperLearner" is a trademark of Jonathan Levi.

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I think this material should be taught in all schools at all levels.
Amazing class that highlights key factors! Very concise and clear:)
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Jonathan Levi

Entrepreneur, Eclectic, Lifehacker, SuperLearner

Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on Udemy.

After successfully selling his Inc 5,000 rated startup in April of 2011, Levi packed up for Israel to gain experience in the Venture Capital industry. While in Israel, Levi enlisted the help of speed-reading expert and university professor Anna Goldentouch and Machine Learning expert Dr. Lev Gold, who tutored h...

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