Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

Author: James Gleick


by KineticLensman   2019-01-02
Lots of people (e.g. [0], [1], [2]) have blogged the Feynman technique, which seems to have been first documented in Gleick’s biography [3]. The various descriptions identify the following four steps:

* write down the name of a concept

* write down an explanation of the concept in plain English, identifying the bits you don’t know

* review the explanation, going back to source material if there is something that you haven’t yet explained, and repeat step 2

* simplify the language and rewrite bits where you have paraphrased the source material