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Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

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A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers

A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by TarcherPerigee
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- attentional octopus
- reverse procrastination
- hard starting
Fatima Mahjoub
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Learning is a privilege. In some parts of the world, children have no access at all to books or computers or teachers. I believe that we owe it to those people who don’t have access to school to make the most of our opportunities. I want to encourage you in your learning for all of those reasons, and more. After all, as Terry says, you never know when your learning is going to come in handy."
A terrific book! I really wished I had read this book in high school, I've suffered a lot back then, an
Massimo Curatella
Learning How To Learn talks about simple and effective practices to improve your ability to learn more efficiently and more effectively.

Dr. Barbara Oakley, among the many other books authored, is the creator of the most popular MOOC with the similar name “Learning How To Learn” which I immensely enjoyed and includes many of the thinking tools presented in this book.
I had the pleasure of being an early reader of this book’s draft as a reviewer and I was really eager to buy the final book when rel
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book as I thought it might be useful for my children but have found this fun, fast paced overview of learning also useful as an adult. It would have been useful for me to have read years ago but the ideas work for any age. I plan to read and discuss this book with my children.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Barbara Oakley is a rare gem of a person and writer, she has walked the walk, and she writes based on facts and science and with compassion.
I believe this book can be of help to any student of any age trying to master a new field,
very easy to read and follow.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fair warning: I'm going to gush about this book. ;)

Barbara is amazing, her team is amazing, their writing and research is amazing, and if you ever have the opportunity to join their online MOOC course with the same title, that is amazing too. She's an excellent role model for anyone striving to create a great life for themselves and for others.

Regarding this book: The analogies are fantastic! What happens to our brains when we sleep and how our brains work while learning -- the chains, the alien
Laszlo Bulik
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I discovered the course on coursera by accident, it helped me with learning a lot of new skills, from my path to learning German ( from zero, now reading books) to knitting ( from zero to celtic cable scarf) and now I am trying to learn how to code ( python) so really it gives you a lot of tools, a do not give up, keep going, see and enjoy the progress aproach. Never compair to others, but to yourself ( someone can learn a lot faster, but do not give up) Do not fall for the mirracle methods etc. ...more
Manan Desai
Everyone who wants to learn something and store it in their long term memory must read this book.

I wish I had this when I was in school. I'm sure I will use most of the tools in this book to prepare for several exams in future and learn new things for the rest of my life.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Three stars because I already know most of the facts presented in this book. I'm not bragging, it's just that I've read enough about self-improvement, meaning, and happiness that I already know the material. Mind you, if you aren't familiar with how the brain works, this book will be great. Everything is explained very clearly. Keep in mind that it was written for very young people so that you won't feel it has a childish tone.

The book explains how to study for maximum memory retention of materi
Scott Hayden
Super well done!
Got kids in school?
Still learning yourself?
Read this. No, don't. That is, don't just read it. Do it.
This book is written by and about people who were not necessarily "smart" in every subject, but learned how to overcome learning challenges.
I've enjoyed study success most of my life. This book increased my hindsight insight into my own success and shows how anybody can make the most of the learning equipment built into your brain.

And its tips work for more than just traditional c
Fred Leland
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a simple look at experiential learning. It’s written in a very fun and u understandable way that helps those who teach understand how the brain processes I formation and learns. It goes way beyond lecture and talks about a hybrid of methods for good learning to take place. In short as a trainer of police I loved the ideas in this book and believe they will be helpful in evolving learning programs.
Ronell Smith
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First book down of the year. Highly recommended for anyone attempting to become a more disciplined, skilled learner. I picked up a number of accessible tips for sharing with my kids and using myself.
Oleksandr Golovatyi
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Best book notes:

"Brains are amazing. They’re the most sophisticated gadgets in the universe. They change their structure depending on what you do with them."

"Sometimes we need to lose concentration so we can think more clearly. Zoning out occasionally (not all the time) can be useful when you’re learning or problem solving."

"When you’re using your focused mode, it means that you’re paying attention."

"When you are trying to learn something new
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this. Would be an excellent gift for any young student. And then go ahead and read it yourself, too.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this because I need to teach study skills to 6th graders next year, and I needed some ideas. Much of this will seem basic to people to whom excelling at school comes naturally, but as a teacher it is important for me to remember than so many kids need to be explicitly taught these skills, particularly my special education kids. This book broke these strategies down in approachable ways with concrete, kid-friendly examples. Good for ages 11-16 or so.
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always keep open the door of criticism into my learning methods and my approaches toward learning. In a series of accidental happenings, I found «Learning How to Learn» online course in Coursera, eager to know more about learning, how to learn more effective and efficient and better. Prior to start of the course, I was checking Baraba Oakley's background and her other stuff, from books to her status and other things. That was when I found this book.
My initial decision was to make a preview of
Nguyen Luan
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Learning How To Learn" talks about simple and effective practices to improve your ability to learn more efficiently and more effectively. No matter what your age, throughout your life you will be learning. Your formal education ends with high school, but for many the learning never ends. As you learn more things, your chunk will getting bigger and clearer.

This book helps you to understand your brain better, how our brain learns and making the most of this learning can help anyone become a bette
Rahmatullah Barkat
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are curious bout how to learn better or checking up whether you've done the right thing in terms of learning. This guide for kids and teens is also for you. Yes. Even if you are an adult or aging adults. Heheh.

It explains with pictures and metaphors quite enough to simplify heavy terms on most part. Makes reading this book easy. Every chapter also ends with hightlight, summary, and question, it actively ask you to recall the main point of every chapter.

For me, I enjoyed reading this book
Sarah Arntson
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book to my 10 ten year old son. It was very reader friendly and the authors did a great job making the book entertaining as well as educational. Many good analogies were used in the book to help a kid visualize the concepts the authors were trying to get across. We had a lot of great conversations about how to use the strategies and why the strategies worked. I've seen my son apply what he learned in the book to his own school work. ...more
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is essential for any student and parent. It will help anyone develop important basic and sophisticated study habits and strategies.
Heather Stringham
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is written for tweens and above, but it gave me a literature girl some clear understanding on ways that can help our brains to think and get better at various items. It has fun metaphors and other guides to help readers.
Simon Stelzl
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Best book on learning I've read so far. Not only for kids. ...more
Sep 20, 2019 added it
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Very interesting. I think it’s a book teens should read.
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful learning strategies from secondary school to the rest of your life.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a very entertaining read about learning how to learn, a must read for everyone who want to learn things effectively!
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this book helped me a lot. it was also very interesting to read
the language was quite simple and funny
i enjoyed this book a lot
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny, cute, reading

I love how three stories of three people tie together in one book of learning how to learn. The zombies and octopus examples are cute. The language is easy to understand and enjoyable, yet the book is shorter than thought to be. The book gives a basic example of how to begin your journey on learning how to learn, but when one reaches mastery, how will that look like? Can there be continuation books on intermediate to expert levels? I guess one has to apply what one is given i
Joshua Tanuwidjaya
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In my quest of improving my learning ability, this book serves as a great foundation. Barbara shares the techniques, facts, and importance of learning how to learn in this book. She shares it in simple English so that kids and young adults can easily understand. Oh, and be prepared to see a lot of crazy creatures inside the book!
Vedast Sanxis
Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
When you start a new chapter, go on a “picture walk” through it. Scan it. Look briefly at all the pictures, captions, and diagrams, but also at the section headings, bold words, and summary, and even questions at the end of the chapter, if the book has them.

The diffuse mode helps you make imaginative connections between ideas. Creativity often seems to pop out of using the diffuse mode. It turns out that your brain has to go back and forth between focused and diffuse modes in order to learn effe
Shishir Shroff
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Highly recommend for all adults with young kids as a read along.
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