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Feynman Technique (coined after techniques used by physicist Richard Feynman) mental model allows one to learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms.

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Feynman Technique

Feynman Technique (coined after techniques used by physicist Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman) mental model allows one to learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms.

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The Feynman Technique is a way to retain crucial information and/or knowledge by teaching it using simple terms to another person. The creator of it, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, explained that if one cannot describe an idea in simple terms, then they do not really understand it. The ability to use this technique to explain a topic can prove one's understanding of it.

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The technique uses four steps to obtain information and gauge the genuine understanding of the individual learning it.

  1. Choose a topic or idea that you want to gauge your comprehension on; it can be a topic that is completely new to you or something that you already know. Write down this topic in a notebook or on a piece, followed by everything you know about it and everything you are learning about it.
  2. Write an explanation using simple language about the topic in the notebook as if you were teaching a class on it.
  3. Observe the gaps in your knowledge on the topic and return to studying about those specific gaps.
  4. Simplify your explanation in number 2. This can be done using analogies and simpler language.

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Richard Feynman

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How to Learn Anything Faster With The Feynman Technique

Floris Wolswijk

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October 24, 2014

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

Joanie Faletto

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December 14, 2016

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How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included)

February 7, 2017

The Feynman Technique

October 12, 2015

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Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

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The Feynman Technique refers to a methodology for learning anything by building up from the atomic concepts inside of a bigger idea.

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