Become a SuperLearner® 2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory
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Become a SuperLearner® 2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory

The original course to learn faster & more easily using the skills of the worlds fastest readers & memory record holders
4.5 (27,217 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
157,026 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2020
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to read roughly 3 times the speed of an average college graduate, with above-average comprehension and retention
  • Master the exact same skills that win World Championships in Memorization - skills that can teach you to memorize thousands of data points in order
  • Learn how to process and internalize information in a highly-effective way, and how to apply this teaching to any skill you wish to learn
  • Students should be able to read proficiently in their native language and in English. Though these skills can be applied to any language, the provided materials will be in English.
  • Willingness to push yourself, break old habits, and a burning desire to succeed
  • Students with visual or learning disabilities: please contact the instructors before purchasing the course, so that we can ensure your utmost success.

One of Udemy's Top Selling Courses of All Time - New & Improved Version 2.5!

Don't accept imitations!

After over 50,000 satisfied students in our original course, Become a SuperLearner® has been updated, upgraded, and improved from the ground up.

This course will teach you how to hack your learning, reading, and memory skills, empowering you to learn anything and everything faster and more effectively.

Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply embarking on a new hobby, you are forced to grapple with an ever-increasing amount of information and knowledge. In fact, it's believed that one week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than people 100 years ago encountered in their entire lives. We've all experienced the frustration of an ever-growing reading list, struggling to learn a new language, or forgetting things you learned in even your favorite subjects.

Anyone can develop SuperLearning skills!

This course is about improving your ability to learn new skills or information quickly and effectively. We go far beyond the kinds of "speed-reading" (or glorified skimming) you may have been exposed to, diving into the actual cognitive and neurological factors that make learning easier and more successful. We also give you advanced memory techniques to grapple with the huge loads of information you'll be able to process.

You'll learn how to input and retain information in a whole new way - a faster, better way

The core of this SuperLearning course involves 3 "Super Skills": 

  • Speed-reading with high (80%+) comprehension and understanding

  • Memory techniques for storing and recalling vast amounts of information quickly and accurately

  • Developing the cognitive infrastructure to support this flood of new information long-term

However, the SuperLearning skills you'll learn in this course are applicable to many aspects of your every day life, from remembering phone numbers to acquiring new skills or even speaking new languages.

How this new course will change your life and triple your learning speed:

The sad irony is that in order to learn most of these superlearning skills and memory techniques in the past, you had to read dozens of books and psychological journals. Or, you had to hire an expensive private tutor who specializes in superlearning. That's what I did. And it changed my life.

Fortunately, my instructors (experts in the fields of superlearning, memory techniques, and speed-reading) agreed to help me transform their materials into the first ever digital course. That course, Become a SuperLearner™ 1.0, took the internet by storm, becoming one of the top courses in the history of Udemy, and resulting in a bestselling book and top-ranking podcast.

How is it different from SuperLearner® 1.0?

Over the last 2 years and 50,000+ students, we’ve had tens of thousands of data points and pieces of feedback, helping us improve both our methodology and our teaching practices. This new course has more (and better) content than ever before, including:

  • Completely re-written lectures emphasizing clarity and engagement!

  • All-new lectures on topics never before covered!

  • Hands-on demonstration videos for every major concept

  • Dramatically improved video and audio quality

  • Interactive worksheets to print and complete

  • Even MORE supplemental resources!

We can confidently say that this is the best, most comprehensive accelerated learning product we’ve ever released on Udemy.

The course will require 2-3 hours of memory and speed-reading practice and training per week, and last roughly 7-9 weeks. It won't be easy - but if you put in the work, you are guaranteed to succeed.

In addition to the lectures, there is an additional 1.5 hours of supplemental video content from TED, YouTube, and other sources which are considered part of the course curriculum.

SuperLearner® and "Become a SuperLearner®" are registered trademarks of SuperHuman Enterprises, LLC.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who has ever wished they could learn more effectively
  • People who love to learn
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Hobbyists
Course content
Expand all 63 lectures 05:41:05
+ Introduction & setting yourself up for success
5 lectures 18:16

This lecture will get you acquainted with the instructor, and tell you the inspirational story of how the course came to be.

If you're not too interested in the history of the methods, it's not a big deal if you skip this lecture.

Preview 08:12

A huge part of this course revolves around the games, reading assignments, and resources found in the PDF syllabus. Make sure to download it now using the link provided in the video.

Downloading the course resources & overview

In this lecture, we learn about the training methodology used throughout the course, and some different strategies to combat frustration.

Preview 06:21

In this worksheet, we are going to test your baseline reading speed and comprehension so that we can determine how much improvement is being made throughout the course.

Preview 4 pages

As we embark on this journey together, it’s important to make sure we are on the same page in terms of expectations and goals. This quiz makes sure you’ve been paying attention thus far!

Are we on the same page and ready to learn together?
5 questions
+ Understanding your memory (so that you can improve it!)
8 lectures 32:53
Misconceptions Pre-Quiz I
1 page

One of the major things that makes this course different is that we emphasize memory improvement first and foremost. This lecture will explain why.

Why we need to improve our memory first

This lecture gives a brief background on how the brain works using theories from cognitive neuroscience.

How we store information: a very brief explanation
The Importance of Combining Games with Real World Applicatio

In this lecture we learn about a powerful mnemonic hack called "chunking."

Chunking: Navigating the brain’s natural limitations

In this lecture, we get to see chunking in action and look at some exercises and activities that will help us practice it.

Demonstration: Chunking

The Chunking Worksheet will help you understand the importance of chunking before you begin playing some of the recommended games.

Chunking Worksheet
2 pages

In this lecture, we learn about "dual coding" and "brute force learning" - two central parts of the SuperLearning methodology.

Dual coding & ‘brute force’ learning

This quiz will evaluate whether or not you understand the core concepts surrounding memory and improved memorization. This is a critical step before we start practicing the actual techniques we’ll be using.

How much do we understand about our memory?
5 questions
+ The incredible power of visual memory
4 lectures 16:08

Visual memory will be the most impactful skill you'll learn in this course. In order to generate curiosity and get you thinking about the subject before we dive in, we've created this pre-quiz. You should go through it carefully and spend some time thinking about each and every question!

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz II
1 page

Visual memory will be the most impactful skill you'll learn in this course. In order to generate curiosity and get you thinking about the subject before we dive in, we've created this pre-quiz. You should go through it carefully and spend some time thinking about each and every question!

Why images are the most powerful way to remember & learn

It turns out that creativity is a huge part of becoming a SuperLearner. This lecture explains why - and how to make sure you have enough of it!

When & why creativity training may be necessary

In this lecture, we learn what types of images will work best for you going forward.

What types of images come naturally to you?

This quiz will ensure that you understand one of the most important steps towards becoming a SuperLearner: how to train yourself to harness the brain’s picture superiority effect and utilize visual memory effectively.

Do we understand how visual memory works?
4 questions
+ Mental markers: visual memory meets learning
8 lectures 01:13:25

You may be wondering how visual memory will be related to reading. This lecture explains all that.

How do we apply visual memory to reading?

Ready for another demo? Let's see how visualization works in action.

Demonstration: Visualization of words and concepts from text

This lecture explains how we can improve our markers and create better ones.

Creating effective markers for better memory

Logical and creative markers help us connect things together in our mind. This lecture teaches us how to use them.

Logical & creative markers

It's time to step out of the lab and try your new skills in the real world!

Trying out your new skills

Linking our markers together is an important aspect of remembering them. This lecture shows us how to do it right!

Linking & chunking markers for better retention

Let's see what it looks like to put everything together with random facts!

Demonstration: Putting it all together with random facts

Now, let's see what it looks like to follow along with a text and go through the SuperLearning process.

Demonstration: Putting it all together with written texts

Markers are a crucial component of SuperLearning. This quiz will evaluate how well you understand the theory and application of markers.

How well do we understand markers?
6 questions
+ Systems for creating & maintaining long term memories
5 lectures 29:21

By now, you know a lot about speed-reading and SuperLearning. Now, it’s time to think seriously about how to maintain the new memories you’re creating over the long term. This quiz will test some of your misconceptions before we dive in.

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz III
1 page

One of the major misconceptions about super learning is that you don't have to review your new knowledge. On the contrary, super learners review their knowledge in a systematized and deliberate way. This lecture will share some great tips on how to do that effectively.

Using Spaced Repetition to Help Us Maintain Memories

In this lecture, we learn about mind mapping, A powerful technique for creating, storing, and organizing new knowledge.

Mind Mapping

Memory Palaces are one of the single most powerful techniques you can use to improve your memory. In this lecture, we will learn what they are and how to use them.

Memory Palaces

In this lecture, we learn about two different powerful techniques for adopting our visual memory skills towards memorizing strings of numbers.

Number memorization systems

In this section, we’ve learned why and how we should maintain our memories using a number of sophisticated techniques and strategies. This quiz will make sure you are well equipped to use them in your own SuperLearning practice.

Do you know how to maintain your memories long term?
5 questions
+ Pre-reading and preparation
5 lectures 19:58

Pre-reading is a big part of the SuperLearner methodology, and so in this pre-quiz, we're going to assess some of your thoughts about it.

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz IV
1 page

In this lecture we learn about the SQ3R system.

Introducing the SQ3R System

Pre-reading is a critical component of accelerated learning. In this lecture, you'll understand why.

Pre-read before you read

In this lecture we start to understand some strategies for generating interest and maintaining focus.

Creating burning interest: Perspectives, prior knowledge, & W/H questions

This lecture will give you an opportunity to see what it actually looks like to pre-read, and what things you should be noticing in your pre-reading.

Demonstration: Pre-reading

Effective pre-reading is one of the most under-rated skills in a SuperLearner’s toolkit. This quiz will make sure we understand how to effectively leverage it.

Are we all clear on pre-reading?
4 questions
+ Read with your eyes, not with your inner voice
9 lectures 31:38

A lot of people trick themselves into thinking they understood what they read. Don't be one of those people!

How to properly test your comprehension without fooling yourself

We have yet to get into speed reading itself, but by now, your comprehension should have improved dramatically, and with the skill of pre-reading, you should be able to read a little bit faster. Let’s check your progress with this quick speed and comprehension test. If you don’t see a major improvement in your speed, don’t worry: that’s coming up in this chapter. You should, however, see a marked difference in your retention score.

Diagnostic Worksheet #2: Establish a new reading speed and retention
4 pages

We've finally arrived at Speed Reading. This pre-quiz will test some of your assumptions about it, and generate some curiosity and thinking on the matter.

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz V
1 page

In this lecture we learn about the biggest hurdle to reading faster and comprehending more: subvocalization.

How most people read: subvocalization

In this lecture we'll learn about saccades, a key part of speed reading

Saccades: using your eyes as effectively as possible

Now it's time to learn how to make your saccades wider and more efficient.

Improving your eye span: wider saccades

"How do I use saccades on my _______ device?" This lecture tells you all about it!

Using saccades across various devices and media

Some closing thoughts on saccades and how to use them in the real world, as well as how to make them even more efficiently.

Final thoughts on saccades
Demonstration: Saccades in action

The core of our speed-reading skills involve sight-reading. Let’s make sure you understand what exactly that means before moving on!

Do we understand how speed reading works?
5 questions
+ Let's speed things up!
9 lectures 43:28

It's time to start speed reading! First, we'll learn how to use a visual pacer for training purposes.

Speed training with a card

In this lecture we outline a specific training schedule for the coming weeks.

Progressive Overload Revisited: Training at the speed you wish to read

This clever little trick will help you manage the speed increases.

Speed Tip: Tricking your brain into speeding up

When we speed read, we don't actually create markers during the reading process. This lecture will clear that right up for you!

Managing pauses to create markers while speed reading
A Discussion of Marker Density

Here's a step-by-step walkthrough of how we do it!

Demonstration: Creating markers while speed reading

Ideally, we want our markers and their links to coincide with the structure of the text. This lecture explains how.

Text structure and marker hierarchy

From here on out, you'll be training largely on your own. This lecture explains how to manage that and what to do if you backslide.

Training Going Forward & what to do if you backslide

Take this quiz only after you’ve been practicing your optimized, efficient saccades and broken the “sound barrier.” This should take a couple of weeks, so we recommend skipping the quiz for now if you intend to continue reading. Come back to it later to track your progress!

Diagnostic Worksheet #3: Establish an “after” reading speed and retention
4 pages

In the last week, we’ve worked hard to solidify and improve our speed reading skills. This quiz will make sure we’re still on the same page despite the rapid pace.

Do we fully understand speed reading?
4 questions
+ Good learning habits
3 lectures 08:01

Now that you’re humming along as a SuperLearner, it’s important that you understand the key role that environmental factors and behaviors can play on your learning efficacy. This quiz will get you to start thinking and challenging some of your assumptions.

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz VI
1 page

That sleep is one of the most important fundamentals for learning? In this lecture you'll learn how to optimize it.

Sleeping and learning: Why sleep is so crucial

In this lecture, you will learn how to set up your learning environment for optimal performance.

The proper learning environment

By now, you know a lot about speed-reading and SuperLearning - but have you made sure your lifestyle and environment are set up to maximize your success?

Is your environment and lifestyle set up for learning?
3 questions
+ Applying your new skills to anything and everything
7 lectures 39:58

In the coming section, you’ll be learning how to tailor your skills to other facets and areas of your life. This chapter will get you thinking about how to best do that, before we dive into the actual skills and strategies themselves.

Misconceptions Pre-Quiz VII
1 page

Not all of our learning comes in books in blog posts. We also do a lot of learning by audio or video. This lecture will help us accelerate and improve that learning using the same techniques and adapting them to different media.

SuperLearning by video or audio

One of the best and most impactful ways to apply your new skills is by learning a language. This lecture will tell you how to adapt your skills to do that in a much faster and more efficient way!

Tailoring the skills: Learning languages

Remembering faces and names is one of the biggest frustrations for most people. This lecture will give you a simple system to avoid any future difficulty or embarassing mishaps.

Tailoring the skills: Never forget a face or a name
How To Learn Faster Using Proper Preparation Techniques
Can you apply your new skills to things besides reading?
4 questions

In this lecture, you'll learn about our new subscription program.

Bonus Lecture: Unlock My Entire Library of PREMIUM Courses for Just $49!