Teach to Learn

The core principle of the Feynman Technique is to teach a concept as if you are explaining it to someone else. This forces you to simplify and clarify your understanding.

Identify Gaps in Knowledge 

While attempting to teach, you may encounter areas where your understanding is shaky. These gaps in your knowledge become apparent during the teaching process.

Use Plain Language

Express concepts in simple, everyday language. If you can't explain a topic without resorting to jargon, it may indicate a lack of true understanding.

Go Back to the Source

If you struggle to explain a concept, return to the source material. Revisit textbooks, notes, or other learning resources to reinforce your understanding.

Repeat the Process 

After reviewing the source material, try teaching the concept again. Repetition reinforces your understanding and helps solidify the information in your memory.

Seek Feedback

Share your explanation with others or imagine how someone might react to your teaching. Feedback can highlight areas where your explanation is unclear or incorrect.

Focus on Fundamentals

Break down complex topics into fundamental components. Ensure you have a strong grasp of the basics before moving on to more advanced concepts.

Simplify Complex Ideas 

Use analogies and metaphors to simplify complex ideas. Relating new information to familiar concepts makes it easier to understand and remember.

Create Summaries

Condense your understanding into concise summaries. This practice helps in reinforcing the key points and aids in quick recall.

Apply Across Subjects

The Feynman Technique is versatile and can be applied to various subjects. Whether you're learning science, mathematics, humanities, or any other field, breaking down and teaching concepts is an effective learning strategy.