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  1. 7.3 hrs • 9/9/2014 • Unabridged

    In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore. By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that’s because the research defies what we’ve been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn. The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage.

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    How We Learn by Benedict Carey

    How We Learn

    7.3 hrs • 9/9/14 • Unabridged
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  2. 1.9 hrs • 8/1/2014

    Explode your brain’s ability to think and process information at lightning speed!  With information doubling every six months, you need to have an edge. The Brainpower Booster will teach you to quickly learn, process, and remember all types of information.  After listening to The Brainpower Booster, you will be able toComprehend and remember what you readOvercome writer’s block and other self-imposed limitationsGet in (and stay in) the creative “zone”Harness the power of emotional intelligence (the single most important skill for succeeding)Calculate math problems in your head fast and accuratelySolve difficult problems and make stellar decisions in every area of your lifeDevelop a picture perfect memory and remember everything you learnAnd much more!

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    The Brainpower Booster

    1.9 hrs • 8/1/14
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  3. 2.0 hrs • 8/1/2014

    With Speed Reading Secrets you can: Remember what you read Read and understand complex materials and textbooks Devour information faster than ever Save time and energy by reading materials in minutes instead of hours Go through emails, magazines, and other information quickly Complete projects ahead of schedule Absorb information like a sponge Reduce stress Spend less time studying while improving your grades Stay mentally fit and aware And much more!

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  4. 1.8 hrs • 8/1/2014 • Unabridged

    Imagine never again having to cram for exams and “acing” every test every time. How would you like to complete college in only three years? With “The Student Success System”, you could:Learn how to study more efficiently and effectivelyStudy less and get far better grades…consistentlyExtract the most important information from your textbooksDouble your reading and comprehension speedDiscover your hidden geniusLearn and comprehend complex principles of science, physics, and mathCompute math problems in your headAvoid taking courses while still getting full creditSave money on college tuitionAnd much more!

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    The Student Success System

    1.8 hrs • 8/1/14 • Unabridged
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  5. 8.6 hrs • 7/22/2014 • Unabridged

    To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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    Make It Stick

    8.6 hrs • 7/22/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 1.4 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Macbeth is William Shakespeare’s immortal tale of boundless, bloody ambition. Mystical predictions from witches and ghosts, combined with an uncontrollable lust for power, trap Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, in a web of political intrigue, madness, and murder. This Macbeth on A+ Audio study guide was written by Dr. Markl Breitenberg, a teacher of literature and critical theory at Swarthmore College. Dr. Breitenberg specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance culture. This program is presented by Rogers Rees, an actor and director who recently appeared in the films The Pink Panther, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, and in the television series The West Wing. A+ Audio is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you’ll experience these classic works as never before.

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    Macbeth

    1.4 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  7. 1.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Ernest Hemingway’s first critically acclaimed novel follows Jake Barnes, terribly injured in World War I, as he discovers the solace and shell-shocked immorality of the “lost generation” in post-war Paris. This The Sun Also Rises on A+ Audio study guide was written by Robert Murray, a lecturer at Princeton University and the director of the Writing Center at Rutgers College. This program is presented by Frank Dwyer, a poet, playwright, actor, theater director, co-translator with Nicholas Saunders of thirteen Russian plays, and author of four young-adult biographies. He is currently teaching Shakespeare at the California Institute of the Arts. A+ Audio is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you’ll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ Audio.

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    The Sun Also Rises

    1.2 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  8. 1.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Mark Twain's classic and controversial novel weaves together adventure, comedy, and satire in the story of Huck's struggle to escape his abusive father, and his companion Jim's fight for freedom in the time of slavery. This The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn study guide was written by Kirsten Silva Gruesz, PhD, an assistant professor of English specializing in American Literature at the College of William and Mary and guest lecturer at both Yale University and Harvard University. This program is presented by John O'Connell, a noted actor of the stage, screen, and television. A+ AUDIO is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you'll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ AUDIO.

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    1.2 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  9. 1.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    F. Scott Fitzgerald studies the reverse side of the glamorous roaring twenties. Glittering wealth and determined decadence are contrasted with a backdrop of betrayal, illegal deals, and ironically mistaken murder. This The Great Gatsby on A+ Audio study guide was written by Richard Glatzer, a Hollywood writer and film director. This program is presented by Lawrence Pressman, a film and television actor who has recently appeared on the television series Bones, Medium, and Crossing Jordan. A+ Audio is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you’ll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ Audio.

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  10. 1.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Walt Whitman explores the freedom of the wanderer, the sorrow of the pallbearer, and the spirit of the adventurer in his remarkable collection of poems, Leaves of Grass. Both an explorer of cultural thought and a lover of sensual pleasure, Whitman champions the cause of common men, and revels in emotional and physical love. In plain and beautiful language, Whitman redefined the world of poetry. This The Poetry of Walt Whitman on A+ AUDIO study guide was written by Kirsten Silva Gruesz, a professor at the College of William and Mary, and a guest lecturer at both Yale University and Harvard University. This program is presented by Peter Strauss, an Emmy Award winner and accomplished actor and producer who recently appeared in the film xXx: State of the Union and the television series Law & Order. A+ AUDIO is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you'll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ AUDIO.

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    The Poetry of Walt Whitman

    1.2 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  11. 1.2 hrs • 8/1/2006 • Unabridged

    Mary Shelley creates the most famous “monster” of all time in this classic tale of a nineteenth-century man’s attempt to control nature and science. The remains of corpses stitched together and brought to life by harnessed electricity bring Dr. Frankenstein face to face with both mortality and morality in his tiny, terrified village. This Frankenstein on A+ AUDIO study guide was written by Richard Kaye, PhD, an author whose works have appeared in the New York Times, Arizona Quarterly, and Studies in English Literature. This program is presented by Julian Sands, an actor whose credits include the movies Boxing Helena and A Room with a View, as well as guest appearances on the television series 24, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: SVU. A+ AUDIO is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you’ll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ AUDIO.

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    Frankenstein

    1.2 hrs • 8/1/06 • Unabridged
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  12. 4.7 hrs • 10/1/2005 • Unabridged

    Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron’s EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and help guide you through the complexities of lectures and textbooks. In American Literature, all main periods are covered, from the colonial period to the present movement toward cultural diversity. Also covered are key themes and personalities, with emphasis on major figures, including Ben Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Alice Walker, and many more.

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    American Literature by Francis E. Skipp, PhD
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  13. 8.5 hrs • 10/1/2005 • Unabridged

    Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in its subject field, Barron’s EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and help guide you through the complexities of lectures and textbooks. Psychology covers the themes, keys, terms, and facts to know for your introductory college course. Included are research methods, biopsychology, developmental psychology, learning and motivation, cognition, intelligence and personality, social psychology, a summary history of modern psychology, and much more. Barron’s is a top producer in the educational study-guide market.

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    Psychology by Don Baucum, PhD
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  14. 10.3 hrs • 10/22/2002 • Abridged

    The best-selling study book of all time, How to Study has gained immense popularity among students of all ages. Originally available on audio as part of the complete How To Study Program, now the audio that started it all is being offered alone.Topics include:• How to Start Out Right• How to Organize Your Studying• How to Read and Remember• How to Organize Your Time• How to Use Your Library• How to Write Better Papers• How to Study for Tests

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    How to Study Program

    10.3 hrs • 10/22/02 • Abridged
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