Outsmart Your Brain by Daniel T. Willingham audiobook

Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy

By Daniel T. Willingham
Read by André Santana

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982167172
8.84 Hours 1
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In this revolutionary, comprehensive, and accessible guide on how the brain learns, discover how to study more efficiently and effectively, shrug away exam stress, and most of all, enjoy learning. 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.

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Summary

Summary

In this revolutionary, comprehensive, and accessible guide on how the brain learns, discover how to study more efficiently and effectively, shrug away exam stress, and most of all, enjoy learning.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In a sentence, this is the best book I’ve read on how anyone can learn the tactics of the most successful students. Practical but backed by the latest science, Outsmart Your Brain is an onramp to the virtuous cycle of interest, confidence, and achievement.” Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author
“If left to our own devices, humans will usually study poorly. Luckily, Dan Willingham has identified all the ways we can trick our brain into learning (before it tricks us first). A user’s guide to the student’s brain.” Amanda Ripley, New York Times bestselling author
“Throughout, Willingham masterfully synthesizes the relevant research for practical application…Willingham lays out his recommendations in admirably clear prose with a logical structure…Highly informative and inspiring: a must-read for students of any age.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel T. Willingham

Author Bio: Daniel T. Willingham

Daniel T. Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992, conducting research on the applications of cognitive science to K–12 education. He earned his BA in psychology from Duke University and his PhD from Harvard University. Willingham writes the popular “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English