Instant Learning

How to Learn Anything Instantly!

Non-Fiction - Self Help
90 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2015
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Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

Instant Learning: How to Learn Anything Instantly! by The Instant Series begins by evincing the advantages of ‘learning’; getting promoted early as we perform better. Start studying other subjects because one is able to go through study materials at lightning speed in school or handle clients' requirement faster. Learning is mostly about finding ways to simplify things, and instant learning techniques like the freezing of information (FIT) technique, the environment absorption technique (EAT) etc are described well. How to learn at a glance, as well as a few other techniques to hasten different learning experiences are also covered by this book.

The learning process elucidated in Instant Learning: How to Learn Anything Instantly! uses the age old techniques of simplification, namely, use of connections with the familiar, utilizing rhymes, application of mnemonic tools or use of other expressions. Specific techniques presented in this book will be of considerable assistance, as these introduce a formal structure to learning, which can be easily tailored to a group of learners.

As the author puts it in the end, learning does not stop; one can be skilful and very talented, but learning will never come to an end. Hence, whether you like it or not, there is no other option but to adapt to learning as a continuum. This book, by offering many styles for experimenting with the learning process, opens us to new possibilities. Experiment with new patterns of study to learn faster and better.

Instant Success

"Instant Learning: How to Learn Anything Instantly," is a great practical book for anyone who wants to learn about different learning strategies, especially for the price.

Chapter two is a review for readers who have read "Instant Studying: How to Study Instantly." You can buy it separately to greater understand interactive studying and learning, as I have read it earlier, I highly recommend it.

The rest of "Instant Learning: How to Learn Anything Instantly," discusses various theories on how to learn anything instantly in Chapters three though six by Eidetic learning, learning with your environment, shortening learning time, and knowing everything about a topic at a glance.

Chapter seven is the practice of learning with several exercises to help you with the previous learned theories. This was the most beneficial chapter for me because as discussed in the book, I learn the best through visualizing and practicing what I learn. So the fact that they give examples of how to practice what they tell you is great.

Chapter eight explains how you retain what you learn. This chapter brings out excellent, new ideas on how to remember what you learn. As a college student, a lot of my time is spent cramming for tests and these strategies will help me the next to remember what I learn.

Chapter nine is an encouragement to keep on learning, emphasizing the importance of making sure that you find the best strategy for you to learn from the book.

Overall, this book has some great ideas and exercises to understand how to learn quickly; however, because there were several typos the book seem less reliable, but after trying some of the exercises, the strategies work well for me. I think that makes the book worth it.

Nate Stewart

Learning is a strange thing. You never are really taught to learn, it’s just inherent, right? Well, maybe it should be. You could learn a lot more if you were just a bit better at learning. Thankfully for all of us this book can really teach you how to learn and it doesn’t require you to have some doctoral degree in psychology to understand it.

This book covers all of it’s bases with the basics of learning to advanced and researched theories of just how most effectively humans learn. If you have studied the basics of psychology you will know that the basic cognitive abilities such as sight, touch, and hearing.

The book goes in depth on how these can be used on a more effective way of using these senses. The book also then goes into speed learning and how you can much faster learn and reduce the time you spend studying immensely.

If you are interested in this book it is definitely worth checking out more. It has my seal of approval and is something that will help me year after year.

DKAlpha

In order to properly explain my interest in “How to Learn Anything Instantly,” and subsequent review I feel as if I need to explain that I am a recent septic shock survivor. Many survivors find knowledge and abilities that once came easy are now much harder or completely gone. Most doctors will say this is either because of the oxygen deprivation to corresponding areas of the brain and the information and abilities will forever be lost or is a result of the trauma, very similar to PTSD and the skills may or may not come back, if the patient is dedicated enough to put up with the failures and let downs along the way. I am stubborn and refuse to believe I cannot retrain my brain and be the person I once was, so books like this always catch my eye.

While I cannot say this book helped me in any significant capacity I can attest that the theories and processes laid out within the book can lead to the higher level of learning it promises, if the reader is very dedicated. I recognized the strategies laid out very quickly. My parents engaged with me in utilizing these strategies as far back as I can remember my early learning. They, of course, did not use such technical terms. I know as I grew up, and grasped many concepts easily in school, I grew easily bored with typical classroom teaching techniques because they do not cater to those that learn in ways that aren't capable with sit in straight ordered lines, lecture style learning. I was also not patient when I quickly grasped a concept, but still had to wait around for other classmates to catch up before I could move on to the next level or subject.

I use this illustration not to brag about my own intellect, but to caution would be readers that if you are someone that got along well with the ordered style of grade school teaching, this book may be hard for you to understand and grasp the concepts. This is not to say you CAN'T, I'm just saying it will take a dedicated, intentional, committed period of time to acclimate yourself to the style of learning as outlined in this book, through no fault of your own, or the authors. However, even if you have mostly been exposed to traditional learning, and experienced some success this way, BUT can recall ways in which you learned anything because of a memory you could attach to it, this book could be very helpful for you. For example: I have been described as having a photographic LIKE memory. Not completely photographic because I don't constantly grab images to be pulled up later, but when I want to freeze a moment in time for later recollection, I can, especially if I can also engage at least one of my senses and/or an emotion with the image. This book helps readers who are inclined to learn in this manner do so successfully.

I have found in my volunteer work in various classrooms that there are many children who would learn more if they were allowed to step outside the traditional boundaries more, and use their natural learning instincts that are very similar to those laid out in, Instant Learning. Logic leads me to believe that those children can grow up to still have those instincts inside of them and this book would help them a great deal. For those like me, who are hoping it can help us gain back skills lost due to unforeseen issues like septic shock, chemo therapy, or traumatic brain injury I do have to say, we need to keep looking.

Nerd Extraordinaire

Instant Learning is a great place to start to break down the learning process and relearn how to program your brain. Humans by their very nature over complicate things, because we have emotion and feeling, we inject it into EVERYTHING, including our problem solving skills at their most impersonal level. The beautiful thing about learning, is that we can evolve, be better, grow better, learn better.

This is where you'll find Instant Learning to be helpful. It helps you drill down to the most basic of problem solving skills and apply it to serious situations that needed quick solutions. Books like this are helpful for everyone, from high schoolers, to older generation workers learning new technologies. As time goes, we change, a lot! We don't always have the same skill-set and ability to learn, life presents new distractions at every stage. Where focus may not have been a problem in high school, in the mid 30's maybe it becomes an issue. A book like this will help simplify problem solving, removing the intimidation of not knowing how to approach a problem and then employ your skill-set to fixing it.

Having read two other books in the Instant series, one of them being speed reading, I can tell you from first hand experience the tools, the lessons, the information - if followed in each and every one of these books, you will be a better human. I don't know if it is possible to ingest this information and not be better at learning I could speed read through this entire book, with the exception of the little lessons/tests that demonstrate the styles of learning that speed up the process. And honestly, why wouldn't you want to learn faster, read faster, and do all kinds of self improvement faster?

I recommend this book, and will look forward to further installments, I have improved as a result of them and you will too, unless you are determined not to - and that is hard to fathom given that you're considering a book that falls under the self improvement category. There is much to be gained by cultivating learning skills, knowledge is the one and only thing that has the power to make you successful all by itself, and your strength in it. This means that as individuals, we can lose absolutely everything - but if we have the knowledge that took us where we were when we fell, then we can always rebuild and do it all over again.