Feynman Notebook Method

Written by Addie Johnson

There are so many different ways to study. However, the Feynman Notebook Method has proven to be one of the most popular and effective ways. Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize winner with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. In his studies, he focused on the interaction between light and matter, which won him the Nobel Prize in 1965. After studying at Princeton, he created the Feynman Notebook Method after making a notebook of everything he didn’t know. This method was based on his personal studying habits.

The Feynman Notebook Method is a studying technique that is used to portray information with short thoughts and simple language. To use this method, you have to learn as much as you can about the topic. Then, you organize and simplify the information on a sheet of paper.  You have to make sure it is in a form that is so simple that you would be able to teach it to someone who knew nothing about the topic. Teaching the information simply will help you figure out what you do not understand and need to learn more about. The Feynman Notebook Method is an easy and efficient way to get the most out of your studying.

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