Understanding and Memorising


Hi there!
I’ve been thinking about learning and mnemo-tools for quite a while.

My method which helps me goes with 4 steps:

1. Motivation

  • what can I use the knowledge for? What do I already know about it? Can I experience it in my daily life
    2. Understanding
  • books, web search for documents
    3. Memorizing
    via Memory Palace
    4. Recall / Testing
  • visiting the memory palace, thinking about possible questions, creating mocking exams

I read a lot about techniques for 1, 3 and 4, but I have issues with the Understanding part. Understanding for me means:

  • Connecting ideas
  • Extending, explaining from different viewpoints, receiving additional information

What are Understanding techniques or schemes?
How can technology help me to understand better?

Any help appreciated :slight_smile:

(Josh Cohen) #2

The “Feynman Technique” is great for making sure that you understand what you’re learning.