The Feynman Technique

The Feynman Technique


Feynman learning technique is effective
full learning something new deepen your understanding of what you
already know or helping you study for an exam the first step is to pick a topic
you want to understand and start studying it. once you know what it is
about take a piece of paper and write about it as if you’re teaching the idea to someone else ideally write and speak at the same time
just as a teacher does it at the blackboard this makes you realize which part you
understand and where you still have gaps whenever you get stuck go back to study
and repeat that process until you have explained the whole topic from start to
end when you’re done repeat the process from the beginning
but this time simplify your language or use a graphic analogy to make a point if your explanation ends up wordy or
confusing you probably have not understood it well
enough so you should start again thinking about an idea by explaining it
makes this learning method very effective once you can explain an idea in simple
language you have deeply understood it and will remember it for a long time Richard Feynman was a leading
theoretical physicist who received a Nobel Prize for his work in quantum
electrodynamics he was notorious for asking his fellow mathematicians to explain concepts in simple language to test their understanding thanks for watching also check out others Sprouts learning
techniques as they can complement the methods explained in this video please use the comments below to give us feedback or tell us which of the
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100 thoughts on “The Feynman Technique

  1. "He was notorious for asking his fellow mathematicians […]"

    Surely it should be "fellow physicists", shouldn't it?

  2. I don't understand why all the textbooks are not in simple language instead of the perplex texts full of unknown words and phrases, like come on……..

  3. If you can explain a topic to someone that's deaf in sign language, statistics says that you've mastered that topic.

  4. To sum up, make up presentation. You have to choose topic and write and speak and practice while imagining you are in front of people.

  5. I ve been doing it for some subjects. I could memorize it and combine it with other chapters from the subject. It is the best way. Just write down the details and then try to summarize them in a piece of paper u ll find out that a 100 pages book has about 20 pages of Pure (with the details) information. But you ll have to study that paper.

    My personal method is:
    Read the book once.
    Try to get all the pieces that refer to the same topic.
    Do this for every topic your reasoning tells you.
    (You read the book in bunches basically )
    Then write down about each topic whatever you summarized.
    Then write down the details when needed.
    Finally you sit in your room and read the whole thing, but now the writer is you and you can fully understand what you are reading. 📖😉

  6. I used that technique without even knowing it exists. Surprisingly it doesnt take a lot of Time, and its effective. Always better than rushing through material before the exam, what makes you dont remember anything however.

  7. Awesome, thanks. I always find Feynman so interesting to listen to even if I don’t understand what he’s talking about

  8. I m doing this since i was in 8th and get good marks but with this also i got a habit to talk to my self, sometimes my family members think i m crazy 😂😂😂

  9. this method is really effective! i often write some writeup(kinda explanation or tutorial) about computer when studying it and i will know which part i understand and which part i'm not. So, i kinda surprized that this method is exist XD

  10. I… I think Youtube wants me to study for my exam tomorrow. I've been receiving a lot of study tips recommendations :/

  11. Step 1, teach yourself. Done. … Actually, I used this in college for quick learning and test taking … 1) Get the material and skim over it, 2) Go back for in depth learning and outline the important bits … disregard the non-sense 3) Study the outline until learned/understood 4) re-write your outline 1-3 times until basically you can reproduce your own notes by memory 5) on day of test … ask for extra paper and reproduce your notes to guide you through the test.

  12. Why is it called Feynman techique if every single person has done that without even knowing it existed

  13. So, I'm a lazy grad student who ran out his guaranteed funding. My phd is late. I needed extra money. I decided to tutor calculus despite not having touched the subject in about a decade; I re-learned everything I needed and typically stayed just about a month ahead of the student in terms of their curriculum. Indeed, when you need to teach someone something and money's on the line, you make damn sure you don't look like a boob. Perhaps this is imply a case of accountability increasing the probability of conscientiousness and effort. Still, "pretending to teach" won't be as good as "forced to teach" in terms of making sure you know your shit.

  14. This technique should be named after myself as this is how I have always learnt new skills and teach skills to others, sadly I got to the naming technique section a little too late.

  15. If this is true, this is why most super smart-stick to the book people tend to teach others. Also I adapted this method before watching this.

  16. As time passed I figured out some important things about studying. NEVER overcomplicate things that are not so hard and dont seek for unnecessary visualisations or same kind of shit, most of the times unerstanding logic and remembering theorems is enough, otherwise you will just lose time and wont get any better

  17. I do this every weekend on everything I studied and although I still have a lot to improve this technique really does work

  18. In university, whenever just before an important exam i was put in a position to teach other classmastes about the subject, i aced that exam. I remember that i had to teach so many classmates about steel structures (civil engineering department) in the end, i could recite the whole subject and explain it with simple everyday life analogies.

  19. One classmate constantly asked me for help with thermodynamics problems. This is basically my method of studying for an exam.

  20. I'm planning to take the Philippine Civil service exam next year. And be a governor 5 to 10 years from now. Thanks for the informative video. I'll make sure to take use of it.

  21. I have a photograpic memory. So I just end up memorizing the page of the book rather than the words written in it. LOL

  22. I see..it call feyman technique..i used this method in my third year in university..at that time i didnt know it call feyman technique..and i can guarantee that this method really effective as i score 24/25 of my quiz and this method help boost my cgpa for last two semester 👍

  23. WOW, but… I only did half of it for my exams… 9,1/10… If I do this… would I get 18,2/10? v: xdxd Maybe a 10 is enough uwu

  24. This is perfect to analyze relationship's problems.
    This method is very useful to explain something at sign language.

  25. Curiously, I've been using this to talk myself through ideas as long as I've remembered, modeling after teachers I learned well from. Makes for insightful self-discoveries.

  26. I did Feynman Technique this whole time?? I thought I was a narcissistic person for pretending to do a presentation like in ted x lol

  27. It is really great technique to learn ! When I was in 8th grade it happened that few of my peers didn't understood what was in text book because of language issues so we disscussed topics it was really amazing experience and I really understood things better

  28. One of the best ways to master something is to teach others. I really like this method of learning as it not only makes you think about what you’ve learned but also makes you find a way to explain it to someone so that they understand it. And that way you remember what you’ve learned for very long time.
    I also think that this technique works with everything- music, sports and even drawing. Sometimes you don’t understand how you do certain things but when you try to explain others you analyze what you’re doing and how you’re doing that which can help for developing that skill.

  29. dont fuck with that, to be sure it's useful learning method, but the real source of his geniune thoughts were the play begins.

    i call it will linearization, a relativistic approuch (will to power and shape).

  30. IN SIMPLE WORDS
    1.select what you want to read
    2.explain it to yourself or someone
    3.identify topics which need improvement
    4.try simple word explanation ( think that you are explaining the topic to a kid )
    5.visualization really helps

  31. I have just viewed this but i've used this technique since last month. Now I'm really good at one subject but sucks in the other, it's like it takes up so much space the other thing doesn't have room to be on ¯_(ツ)_/¯. Still a great technique though.

  32. I used to do this even when I didn’t know about this guy. But it’s being recognized as someone else’s technique 😓

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