“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”, probably said by Albert Einstein. Yet it is a very powerful study advice.
There are various ways and techniques to help you learn the information faster and The Feynman Technique is one of them. So, the article below covers “Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique” to help you ace your tests.
Richard Feynman and the Feynman Technique
Richard Feynman’s a Nobel-Prize-winning physicist. In 1965, he won his noble award for working in Quantum Electrodynamics. Also, his contribution list includes the Feynman Diagrams. Besides being a great scientist, he was a great explainer, too. Therefore, one of his nicknames was “The Great Explainer”. Because he was able to make pieces of a large information to make other people understand easily. Also, even he used to work hard for hours to make the equations easy to understand. For that reason, this technique is named after him.
However, you don’t need to worry because you don’t need to be a mathematician, physicist or a web developer to use this technique. It works for everybody in any field; so, you can use this technique to learn something you don’t know or test yourself for your upcoming test.
Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique
1. Choose the concept
Initially, grab a piece of paper and write down the concept on the top of the paper. you can choose any concept even though it is not a math or physics problem.
Then, start pretending as if you are teaching that to somebody and explain that in simple and plain language. Also, don’t limit yourself only to the definition. Give as many examples as possible. This helps you pinpoint the information you don’t understand well enough.
3. Identify the Areas You Don’t Understand
While explaining the concept, try to identify the areas you haven’t understood well enough. Then, you back to your textbook, notes, reference materials and review.
4. Pinpoint the complicated areas
Finally, read your explanation and pinpoint the complicated areas where you have used complex language or methodology. Then try to simplify them or make an analogy to make it easier to understand.
So, I hope “Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique” helped you understand and enhance your study methodology.