Have you learned something new but don’t seem to be able to retain the knowledge?
The Feynman Technique
It names after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. He developed this technique when he was a student at Princeton University.
“If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Step 1: Find a subject to learn
Study and write down everything you know about the subject.
Step 2: Teach it to a child
Use simple language to explain the concept so a 6th-grader can understand. If you have difficulty explaining in plain language, there are gaps in your understanding.
Step 3: Review
Now you recognize your knowledge gaps, go back to the materials until you can write it in simple terms. This is the most important part of learning. Don't skip this or you will fall into the illusion of knowledge.
Step 4: Organize & Simplify
Reorganize your notes and rewrite the concept again in simple language. Read it out loud and use analogies can help strengthen your knowledge. If you still can't simplify the concept, repeat the steps.
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