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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

[0] https://collegeinfogeek.com/feynman-technique/

[1] https://mattyford.com/blog/2014/1/23/the-feynman-technique-m...

[2] https://mystudentvoices.com/feynman-technique-learn-and-reta...

[3] https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679747044

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