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The Feynman Technique

To learn anything:

  • Step 1: Identify a topic
  • Step 2: Try to explain it to a 5-year-old
  • Step 3: Study to fill in knowledge gaps
  • Step 4: Organize, convey, and review.

True genius is the ability to simplify, not complicate.

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How the Feynman technique works

1. Identify the subject. Write down everything you know about the topic. Each time you run into new sources of information, add them to the note.

2. Teach it to a child. Write plain and simple so even a child can understand what you're talking about.

3. Identify your knowled...

4 Steps to the Feynman Technique.

  1. Teach it to a child. Write down what you know about the subject in plain language. This forces you to understand the concept at a deeper level and simplify relationships and connections between ideas.
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The technique is based on the method Richard Feynman originally used.

There are four steps to the Feynman Technique:

  1. Pretend to teach a concept you want to learn about to a child.
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