I used to know a guy who could study extremely quickly and effectively. To say he was fast would be an understatement. At the time, he was running a part-time business, working full-time, and pursuing his MBA. He used to come in and tell us that at the end of the week (in other words, usually, within 5 days), he would have an exam on a 500-600 page book that he had not started reading yet.
This was not a fiction book, or an easy read by any means. This was dense, academic material (you can imagine what MBA material would be like). The following week, he came back, and told us he got 97% on that exam. He did this repeatedly for 2 years.
It has never occurred to me to ask him how he did this, until I found my own time quickly diminishing, and thought that it would be a useful skill to have. When I asked him, he said that he was not able to point it out. It's a skill he developed very quickly out of necessity, without doing anything deliberate.
My question is can anyone else on these boards do the same thing? And if you can, can you share how you do it?
This is a guy I've known for years, and look up to, so I don't doubt that he can actually do this. I just wanted to gain some insight into whether this is something unique to him, or if it is something that can be learned.