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BecomeaSuperLearner

CourseSyllabusUpdatedNovember20th,2014

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Lecture1Aboutus:howthiscoursecametobe

RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
BecomeaSuperlearnerFacebookGroupJointheConversation!
BecomeaSuperlearnerFacebookFanPageShowYourSupport!
KeyToStudySuperlearningBlogAdvancedtopics&more!
BecomeaSuperLearnerTrackonLift.do(Optional)
Lecture2CourseSyllabus

RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
ProposedTrainingScheduleHowmuchyoushouldpracticeeachactivity(an
alternativetotheTrackonLift.do)
Lecture3Learninghowtolearn
Lecture4Whatisa"SuperLearner,"anyways?

RecommendedSupplementalMaterials
TEDxSanAntonioBennyLewisFluentinThreeMonthsRapidLanguage
Hacking
TeenSpeaksOver20Languages
HowtobecomeaMemoryMaster:IdrizZogajatTEDxGoteborg
TimFerriss:Smashfear,learnanything|VideoonTED.com
TheArtofLearning:AnInnerJourneytoOptimalPerformance
Lecture5Overview:Whatyou'llbelearning

RecommendedSupplementalMaterials:
ProgressiveOverload:Wikipedia
Homework:Writeout35reasonsorapplications:Whydoyouwanttosucceedinthis

course?
i. ______________________________________________________

ii.______________________________________________________

iii.______________________________________________________

iv.______________________________________________________

v.______________________________________________________

Quiz1Areweonthesamepage?

SECTION 2: IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY: BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR


SUPER-LEARNING
Quiz2Whatisyourbaselinereadingspeedandretention?

ReadingSpeed:___________wpm
ReadingRetention:__________%
Quiz3MisconceptionsPart1
Lecture6Whyweneedtoimproveourmemoryfirst
Lecture7Howwestoreinformation:averybriefexplanation

RecommendedSupplementalMaterials
HowYourBrainWorks
Whatisthememorycapacityofthehumanbrain?
Lecture8Whyimagesarethemostpowerfulwaytoremember

RecommendedSupplementalMaterials
JoshuaFoer:Featsofmemoryanyonecando|VideoonTED.com
HowtoTrainYourBrainandBoostYourMemoryLikeaUSAMemory
Champion
MoonwalkingwithEinstein,TheArtandScienceofRemembering
Picturesuperiorityeffect
Theartofmemory:DanielKilovatTEDxMacquarieUniver
Lecture9Whattypesofimagescomenaturallytoyou?
Lecture10Thetheoryinaction:learningsomethingnew

Exercise:VisitWikipedia&TryItYourself
Quiz4Doweunderstandhowtoimproveourmemory?

SECTION 3: USING MENTAL MARKERS FOR LEARNING


Quiz5MisconceptionsPartII
Lecture11Whatdopictureshavetodowithreading?

RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials:
PeterDoolittleHowyourworkingmemorymakessenseoftheworld
Lecture12Creatingeffectivemarkersforbettermemory

Homework(oktocontinuelectures)
TheShortTermMemoryChecker:10minutes/daytillyoustopseeing
improvement
Lecture13Demonstration:CreatingMarkersasweRead
Lecture14Tryingoutyournewskills

Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butyoumaywanttopause24days&practice
markers)
Habituateusingmarkersforeverydaymemoryitems(meetingpeople,
distractions,etc)
Lecture15(New!)LinkingMarkersforBetterRetention

Homework:Practicelinkingmarkersalongsideotherregularexercises
Quiz6Howwelldoweunderstandmarkers?

SECTION 4: PRE-READING AND PREPARATION


Quiz7MisconceptionsPartIII
Lecture16Prereadbeforeyouread
Lecture17Creatinganintenseinterestandcuriosity

Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butyoumaywanttopause24days&practice
markers)

Prereadanymaterialyouread.Practicecreatingquestions&curiosity
RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
MalcolmKnowles,Informaladulteducation,selfdirectionandandragogy
Quiz8Areweallclearonprereading?

SECTION 5: READ WITH YOUR EYES, NOT WITH YOUR INNER VOICE
Quiz9ReadingSpeed&ComprehensionTestPartII

ReadingSpeed:___________wpm
ReadingRetention:__________%
Quiz10MisconceptionsPartIV
Lecture18Howmostpeopleread:subvocalization
Lecture19Saccades:usingyoureyesaseffectivelyaspossible

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
Readability
ChromeWebStore
Pocket
Instapaper
Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butdontbrushoverthishomeworkandforgetit)
CameraMindGame:10minutes/day,alongsideothergames,tillyousee
improvement
Lecture20Improvingyoureyespan:widersaccades

Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butdontneglecttheseexercises)
SchultzTableExercises:10minutes/day.Thiscanreplacethe10minutes/day
yourespendingonShortTermMemoryCheckeronlyifyouveseenenough
improvement
AdvancedSchultzTableExercises:Replacetheexerciseabovewiththisone
onlywhenthestandardexercisesbecometooeasyforyou.10minutes/dayas
always
Lecture21Moreefficientsaccades

Homework(younowhavealotofdailygamesonyourplateitsagoodtimetotakea
break)
Level2ShortTermMemory&SpanGame:ReplaceCameraMindifyouve

progressed
Lecture22Speedtrainingwithacard
Lecture23Trainingatthespeedyouwishtoread

Homework(continueonlyifyouvebeendiligentwithpastexercisesandseen
improvement)
Spreederspeedreadingsoftware:Beginusing,butdontneglectnormalreading
RecommendedAdditionalResources:
FreeSpeedReadingTest:Youcantryoneofthesetimedteststoseeyour
progress
Lecture24SpeedTip:Trickingyourbrainintospeedingup

Homework:Practicethisspeedtip
Lecture25(New!)CreatingMarkersatSpeed
Quiz11Doweunderstandsightreadingyet?
Lecture26Traininggoingforward

Homework:Practicealloftheseskillsanygamesyouhaventyetmastered,
prereading,saccades,spreeder,andusingacard.Dontadvanceuntilyousee
dramaticreadingspeedimprovementsofaround600700wpm.Askquestionsifyoure
havingdifficultythiswontbeeasy!
Quiz12ReadingSpeed&ComprehensionTestPartIII

ReadingSpeed:___________wpm
ReadingRetention:__________%

SECTION 6: ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEMORIZATION


Quiz13MisconceptionsPartV
Lecture27MindMapping

RecommendedSupplementaryResources:
MindMeister
HowtoMindMap:BeginnersGuide
LearntheSkillofEffectiveMindMapping|Udemy
Lecture28MemoryTemples(Expanded&Improved!)

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
JoshuaFoer:Featsofmemoryanyonecando|TED.com(relinked)
MoonwalkingwithEinstein,TheArtandScienceofRemembering
DramaticallyImproveYourMemorywithaMemoryPalace
MagneticMemoryMethodBlog/PodcastwithAnthonyMetivierGreat(andfree!)
ListofAnthonyMetiviersBooks(eBookandPaperbackavailable)
Homework:CreateyourfirstmemorypalaceandfillitwithyourtodoorGrocerylist
Lecture29Numbermemorizationsystem

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
RememberAnyNumberWiththeMajorMemorySystem
HowtoTrainYourBrainandBoostYourMemoryLikeaUSAMemory
Champion
Lecture30Chunking

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
ImproveYourMemorywithTheChunkingTechnique
Chunking(psychology)
Howcanweenhanceworkingmemory?
Quiz14Doyourememberthesepointersonmemory?

SECTION 7: GOOD LEARNING HABITS


Quiz15MisconceptionsPartVI
Lecture31Sleepingandlearning

RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
SleepDrivesMetaboliteClearancefromtheAdultBrain
RussellFoster:Whydowesleep?
EffectofcaffeineonmemoryWikipedia
HowLongtoNapfortheBiggestBrainBenefits
SleepHacking:HaveMoreEnergy,SpendLessTimeinBedbyScottBritton|
Udemy
Lecture32Theproperlearningenvironment

RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
BBCNews|HEALTH|Herbalremedies'boostbrainpower'

Lightingaffectsstudents'concentrationpositively:findingsfromthreeDutch
studies.
StudiesShowGlucoseandOxygenHelpBrain
Improvingonthe$22IKEADesk
Oxygenadministrationenhancesmemoryformationinhealthyyoungadults
Brightlighteffectsonworkingmemory,sustainedattentionandconcentrationof
elderlynightshiftworkers
Lecture33Longtermstorage:Maintainingmemories

Homework
DownloadandconfigureAnki(Itsamust!)
Quiz16Isyourenvironmentsetupforlearning?

SECTION 8: APPLYING YOUR NEW SKILLS TO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING


Quiz17MisconceptionsPartVII
Lecture34Tailoringtheskills:Densematerialsortextbooks
Lecture35Tailoringtheskills:Learninglanguages

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
Learnthevocabularyofanylanguage|Udemy
Fluentin3MonthsBlog
LearnalanguagefastandefficientlyTheTowerofBabelfish
Anki:Whatitis,howtouseit(tolearnalanguage)
Lecture36Tailoringtheskills:Neverforgetafaceoraname
Lecture37SuperLearningbyvideooraudio

RecommendedSupplementaryResources
MySpeedbyEnounce
YouTubeHTML5Trial
Quiz18Canyouapplyyournewskillstothingsbesidesreading?
Lecture38ThankYou&Congratulations

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