Richard Feynman, Nobel laureate in Physics, explains his learning method for faster and deeper understanding any subject.
“I was not always a good student” says Richard. He believed that learning was possible only if you put in many hours. That was when I found something that changed my entire life.
Richard Feynman was a Nobel-winning physicist who realized the difference between knowing something and knowing the name of it. This is what led to his success.
Feynman discovered a formula that enabled him to learn faster than anyone else.
This is the Feynman method and it will help you learn faster and better. It doesn’t really matter what topic, concept, or subject you are interested in learning. Pick one. You can use the Feynman method for any situation. It is also very simple to use.
This is not only an excellent learning tool, but it also opens up new ways of thinking. There are three steps to the Feynman method.
Step 1: Explain
Start by taking a blank piece of paper. Write the topic that you are interested in learning at the top. As if you were teaching children, write what you know about this topic. This is not an intelligent adult. It’s an 8-year old with enough vocabulary and attention to grasp the basics and relate them to others.
People use complex vocabulary to hide their ignorance. We are feigning ignorance because we don’t know what we are missing.
Step 2: Revision
You will undoubtedly come across gaps in the first step: you may have forgotten something, it will be difficult to explain, or it will be impossible to connect the most important concepts.
This is a valuable experience that will help you to see the limits of what you know. You have now identified the limit of your knowledge, which is what competition is all about.
This is where learning starts. Once you have figured out where you are stuck, you can go back to the original material to learn more until you understand it in simple terms.
Understanding your limits can help you avoid making mistakes and increase your success rate when applying knowledge.
Step 3: Organizational and simplifying
Now you have a collection of handwritten notes. You should carefully review the notes to ensure that you aren’t referring to any technicalities found in the source material. As if they were stories, organize them.
Loudly read. If you don’t understand the explanation, it is possible that you need to learn more about that topic.
Optional step 4: Knowledge transfer
Talk to someone about the source material if you aren’t sure. It is best to be able to share your knowledge with others to prove that you understand it.
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