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The Feynman Technique is a method of learning that maximizes your potential and helps you to develop a deep understanding.

Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize-winning physicist. He was a front-runner in quantum mechanics and particle physics. His real superpower, however, was his ability to explain complicated subjects to others in simple terms.

Feynman understood the difference between understanding something and knowing the name of something. He was never content with just knowing the name of something. He wanted to understand it at a deeper level.


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1. Study

The first step is straight forward. Whenever we want to learn something, we study it.

Write down all of the things you know about a skill/topic on the piece of paper. Try and break it down into its core components and seek to understand it as a whole.


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The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.



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2. Teach

Once you’ve completely covered the topic, it’s time to teach it to someone else.

If you’d rather avoid actually teaching someone, you can just teach it to an imaginary audience. But the Feynman technique works much better if you use a real person. They’ll be able to give feedback and let you know when something isn’t clear.

Ideally, the person you’re teaching will ask questions and probe you, trying to find holes in your knowledge base. This might feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s exactly what you need in order to improve.


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3. Review/Fill the Gaps

Step 2 will uncover some gaps in your knowledge.

This step involves going back to studying, reviewing it with an intense focus on these gaps. The aim of step is to remove these weaknesses and turn them into areas of strength.

It's like how watching a movie more than once helps you spot more details, look from different perspective and improves your understanding of it.


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4. Simplify

Ideally, you've already made significant progress in your understanding of the desired skill. But you're not done yet. Now you need to simplify the content.

This step is quite successful in helping you develop a solid understanding of a topic. It is quite challenging to be able to break through the noise and explain things in a way that even young children with minimal vocabulary can understand. When you try to achieve this, you are forced to truly understand the knowledge or talent as well as understand how all of the different components work together.


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 “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” 



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I like maths, learning, reading and watching interesting stuff..


Richard Feynman is one of great minds of humanity. His way of looking at things, learning and coming up with profound ideas is really something to learn.

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