Feynman Technique - Elaborative Interrogation


22 Jul 2019  GG  1 min read.

What?

  • Elaborative interrogation
  • The goal is to see what you are unable to answer

How?

  1. Choose your concept
    • What you are learning at the moment
  2. Write down an explanation of the concept in plain English
    • Explain it as simply, yet accurately, as you can in a way that someone who knows nothing about the concept would also understand
  3. Find your blind spots
    • If you can’t summarize it in one sentence, or at least in a brief and concise manner, you still have blind spots you need to learn about
  4. Use an analogy
    • Making analogies between concepts requires an understanding of the main traits and characteristics of each
    • Connects new information to old information