The Feynman Technique: The Way to Learn Anything Faster …


As college progresses from the first month to the second, all of us realise the fact that we have a lot of classes, a lot of projects, and a lot to learn. But, often learning becomes difficult, because we have to do other things.

So, what if there were a technique that would help you learn faster. A proven scientific technique that is well respected all over ?

There is, and it is called the Feynman Technique

The Feynman Technique is a Mental Model named after Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize Winning Physicist. It is designed as a technique to help you learn pretty much learn anything — so understand concepts you don’t really get, remember stuff you have already learnt, or study more efficiently.

The Feynman Technique has 4 broad steps

  1. Pick a topic you want to learn
  2. After reading it, pretend you are explaining it to a classroom of younger children
  3. When you get stuck, go back to the book
  4. Simplify the language and use analogies, that are relatable.

Feynman used this technique, all his life — even when explaining the most complex laws of the universe.