Do you spend too much time learning with disappointing results? Do you find it difficult to remember what you read? Do you put off studying because it’s boring and you’re easily distracted? This book is for you.
Dr. Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe have both struggled in the past with their learning. But they have found techniques to help them master any material. Building on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, they give you a crash course to improve your ability to learn, no matter what the subject is. Through their decades of writing, teaching, and research on learning, the authors have developed deep connections with experts from a vast array of disciplines. And it’s all honed with feedback from thousands of students who have themselves gone through the trenches of learning. Successful learners gradually add tools and techniques to their mental toolbox, and they think critically about their learning to determine when and how to best use their mental tools. That allows these learners to make the best use of their brains, whether those brains seem “naturally” geared toward learning or not. This book will teach you how you can do the same.
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|Publisher:||St. Martin's Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Olav Schewe is the founder and CEO of Educas, an educational technology startup, that develops solutions to help students learn how to learn. He is also an educational consultant to one of the world’s largest educational tech companies, Kahoot!.
Table of Contents
To Our Readers vii
1 How to Focus Intently and Beat Procrastination 1
2 How to Overcome Being Stuck 13
3 How to Learn Anything Deeply 23
4 How to Maximize Working Memory-and Take Better Notes 41
5 How to Memorize 53
6 How to Gain Intuition and Think Fast 61
7 How to Exert Self-Discipline Even When You Don't Have Any 73
8 How to Motivate Yourself 81
9 How to Read Effectively 91
10 How to Win Big on Tests 101
11 How to Be a Pro Learner 113
Checklist: How to Become an Effective Learner 121
About the Authors 149