Feb 28, 2021

The Feynman Learning Technique


"If you want to master something, teach it." - Richard Feynman

More specifically:

  1. Pretend to teach a concept you want to learn about to a student in the sixth grade.
  2. Identify gaps in your explanation. Go back to the source material to better understand it.
  3. Organize and simplify.
  4. Transmit (optional).

(Source: Farnham Street)

This could be simplified in this way: If you want to make sure you understand something, give a Powerpoint presentation about it to a group of 12-year-olds.

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