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Learn Better Audiobook

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything

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For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You're supposed to study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn't nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better journalist and education researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn.

In this brilliantly researched book, Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. He covers six key steps to help listeners "learn how to learn," all illuminated with fascinating stories like how Jackson Pollock developed his unique painting style and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. Boser's witty, engaging writing makes this book feel like a guilty pleasure, not homework.

Learn Better will revolutionize the way students and society alike approach learning and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability - learning is a skill everyone can master. With Boser as their guide, listeners will be able to fully capitalize on their brain's remarkable ability to gain new skills and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

©2017 Ulrich Boser (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Gregor
    07/07/17
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    "For anyone looking to learn who to learn"

    Along with books by Dr Barbara Oakley, this is also recommended for anyone looking for way to better learn about learning and the many benefits of doing so.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jim Fuqua
    Hendersonville, TN United States
    14/11/17
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    "One of the Best!"

    This book is one of the best-researched books on the subject that I have listened to. After listening to the book, I bought the print edition just to make it easier to find the references. It is a bit lengthy for the subject and can be slightly redundant, but it is worth the effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 922Vision
    New York
    28/09/17
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    "FACINATING & EFFECTIVE "

    It's a truly wonderful experience to learn something new, but when the subject is itself about Learning and the most effective ways to do it, it's really incredible. Think of it as analogous to learning carpentry tricks or methods from an expert carpenter ... You are immediately smarter and more effective. And that is the exact aftereffect of this book. You are immediately better. Naturally, the key is to implement the process. But it's not too difficult, it's just that you may have never thought of learning in this very structured, brain efficient way.

    The narrator is supurb, which is important because this is one of those books you will want to read a few times and listen to again and again...I bought the hardcover, kindle and audio versions!

    It's self improvement at it's BEST!! Mind Expanding and Proven! It's really not hard to be smarter. It just takes some thought and this fine book gets you there!

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