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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
Lecture1Aboutus:howthiscoursecametobe
RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
BecomeaSuperlearnerFacebookGroupJointheConversation!
BecomeaSuperlearnerFacebookFanPageShowYourSupport!
KeyToStudySuperlearningBlogAdvancedtopics&more!
Lecture2CourseSyllabus
RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
ProposedTrainingScheduleHowmuchyoushouldpracticeeachactivity
Lecture3Learninghowtolearn
Lecture4Whatisa"SuperLearner,"anyways?
RecommendedSupplementalMaterials
TEDxSanAntonioBennyLewisFluentinThreeMonthsRapidLanguage
Hacking
TeenSpeaksOver20Languages
HowtobecomeaMemoryMaster:IdrizZogajatTEDxGoteborg
TimFerriss:Smashfear,learnanything|VideoonTED.com
Lecture5Overview:Whatyou'llbelearning
RecommendedSupplementalMaterials:
ProgressiveOverload:Wikipedia
Homework:Writeout35reasonsorapplications:Whydoyouwanttosucceedin
thiscourse?
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
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&
practicemarkers)
Habituateusingmarkersforeverydaymemoryitems(meetingpeople,
distractions,etc)
Quiz6Howwelldoweunderstandmarkers?

SECTION 4: PRE-READING AND PREPARATION
Quiz7MisconceptionsPartIII
Lecture15Prereadbeforeyouread
Lecture16Creatinganintenseinterestandcuriosity
Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butyoumaywanttopause24days&
practicemarkers)
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
Lecture17Howmostpeopleread:subvocalization
Lecture18Saccades:usingyoureyesaseffectivelyaspossible
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
Readability
ChromeWebStore
Pocket
Instapaper
Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butdontbrushoverthishomeworkand
forgetit)
CameraMindGame:10minutes/day,alongsideothergames,tillyousee
improvement
Lecture19Improvingyoureyespan:widersaccades
Homework(oktocontinuelectures,butdontneglecttheseexercises)
SchultzTableExercises:10minutes/day.Thiscanreplacethe10
minutes/dayyourespendingonShortTermMemoryCheckeronlyifyouve
seenenoughimprovement
AdvancedSchultzTableExercises:Replacetheexerciseabovewiththis
oneonlywhenthestandardexercisesbecometooeasyforyou.10
minutes/dayasalways
Lecture20Moreefficientsaccades
Homework(younowhavealotofdailygamesonyourplateitsagoodtimeto
takeabreak)
Level2ShortTermMemory&SpanGame:ReplaceCameraMindifyouve
progressed
Lecture21Speedtrainingwithacard
Lecture22Trainingatthespeedyouwishtoread
Homework(continueonlyifyouvebeendiligentwithpastexercisesandseen
improvement)
Spreederspeedreadingsoftware:Beginusing,butdontneglectnormal
reading
RecommendedAdditionalResources:
FreeSpeedReadingTest:Youcantryoneofthesetimedteststoseeyour
progress
Lecture23SpeedTip:Trickingyourbrainintospeedingup
Homework:Practicethisspeedtip
Quiz11Doweunderstandsightreadingyet?
Lecture24Traininggoingforward
Homework:Practicealloftheseskillsanygamesyouhaventyetmastered,
prereading,saccades,spreeder,andusingacard.Dontadvanceuntilyousee
dramaticreadingspeedimprovementsofaround600700wpm.Askquestionsif
yourehavingdifficultythiswontbeeasy!
Quiz12ReadingSpeed&ComprehensionTestPartIII
ReadingSpeed:___________wpm
ReadingRetention:__________%

SECTION 6: ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEMORIZATION
Quiz13MisconceptionsPartV
Lecture25MindMapping
RecommendedSupplementaryResources:
MindMeister
HowtoMindMap:BeginnersGuide
LearntheSkillofEffectiveMindMapping|Udemy
Lecture26MemoryTemples
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
JoshuaFoer:Featsofmemoryanyonecando|VideoonTED.com
(relinked)
DramaticallyImproveYourMemorywithaMemoryPalace
Lecture27Numbermemorizationsystem
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
RememberAnyNumberWiththeMajorMemorySystem
HowtoTrainYourBrainandBoostYourMemoryLikeaUSAMemory
Champion
Lecture28Chunking
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
ImproveYourMemorywithTheChunkingTechnique
Chunking(psychology)
Howcanweenhanceworkingmemory?
Quiz14Doyourememberthesepointersonmemory?

SECTION 7: GOOD LEARNING HABITS


Quiz15MisconceptionsPartVI
Lecture29Sleepingandlearning
RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
SleepDrivesMetaboliteClearancefromtheAdultBrain
RussellFoster:Whydowesleep?
EffectofcaffeineonmemoryWikipedia
HowLongtoNapfortheBiggestBrainBenefits
SleepHacking:HaveMoreEnergy,SpendLessTimeinBedbyScottBritton
|Udemy
Lecture30Theproperlearningenvironment
RecommendedSupplementaryMaterials
BBCNews|HEALTH|Herbalremedies'boostbrainpower'
Lightingaffectsstudents'concentrationpositively:findingsfromthree
Dutchstudies.
StudiesShowGlucoseandOxygenHelpBrain
Improvingonthe$22IKEADesk
Oxygenadministrationenhancesmemoryformationinhealthyyoung
adults
Brightlighteffectsonworkingmemory,sustainedattentionand
concentrationofelderlynightshiftworkers
Lecture31Longtermstorage:Maintainingmemories
Homework
DownloadandconfigureAnki(Itsamust!)
Quiz16Isyourenvironmentsetupforlearning?

SECTION 8: APPLYING YOUR NEW SKILLS TO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
Quiz17MisconceptionsPartVII
Lecture32Tailoringtheskills:Densematerialsortextbooks
Lecture33Tailoringtheskills:Learninglanguages
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
Learnthevocabularyofanylanguage|Udemy
Fluentin3MonthsBlog
LearnalanguagefastandefficientlyTheTowerofBabelfish
Anki:Whatitis,howtouseit(tolearnalanguage)
Lecture34Tailoringtheskills:Neverforgetafaceoraname
Lecture35SuperLearningbyvideooraudio
RecommendedSupplementaryResources
MySpeedbyEnounce
YouTubeHTML5Trial
Quiz18Canyouapplyyournewskillstothingsbesidesreading?
Lecture36ThankYou&Congratulations