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Outsmart your brain, why learning is hard and how you can make it easy, Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

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Outsmart your brain, why learning is hard and how you can make it easy, Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-314) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Outsmart your brain
Nature of contents
bibliography
Responsibility statement
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
Sub title
why learning is hard and how you can make it easy
Summary
When we study, we tend to focus on the tasks we can most easily control—such as highlighting and rereading—but these practices only give the illusion of mastery. As Dan Willingham, professor of psychology and bestselling author, explains, familiarity is not the same as comprehension. Perfect for teachers and students of all ages, Outsmart Your Brain provides real-world practices and the latest research on how to train your brain for better learning. Each chapter provides clear and specific strategies while also explaining why traditional study processes do not work. Grounded in scientifically backed practical advice, this is the ultimate guide to improving grades and better understanding the power of our own brains., --Amazon
Table Of Contents
How to understand a lecture -- How to take lecture notes -- How to learn from labs, activities, and demonstrations -- How to reorganize your notes -- How to read difficult books -- How to study for exams -- How to judge whether you're ready for an exam -- How to take tests -- How to learn from past exams -- How to plan your work -- How to plan your work -- How to defeat procrastination -- How to stay focused -- How to gain self-confidence as a learner -- How to cope with anxiety
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