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Outsmart Your Brain

Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy

Daniel Willingham



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Souvenir Press
18 April 2023
In this revolutionary guide to learning, Professor Dan Willingham uses fascinating brain science to help you study more efficiently and effectively, shrug away exam stress and make learning a skill you can master and enjoy.

Outsmart Your Brain offers specific strategies for reading, listening and taking tests, covering the practical aspects like optimum note taking, how to read difficult books and good exam technique, coupled with the psychological challenges of dealing with anxiety, fighting procrastination and developing good focus.

Smart, enlightening and immensely practical, this is an ideal book for university students, as well as for older children and adult learners studying for the bar, medical exams or other professional qualifications. Also useful for teachers of all ages and stages, Outsmart Your Brain is a handbook for successful learning, teaching you how to battle your brain's own mechanisms to study more efficiently, vastly improve your grades and make learning a genuinely fun experience.

Imprint:   Souvenir Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781788167758
ISBN 10:   1788167759
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel T. Willingham, professor of cognitive science at the University of Virginia, is one of the most brilliant and prominent experts on learning in the world. He is well-known to New York Times readers through his opinion columns, which appear every two to three months.

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

The best book I've read on how anyone can learn the tactics of the most successful students * Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit * The first, last, best, and only scientific guide to learning in the classroom * Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness * A user's guide to the student's brain * Amanda Ripley, New York Times bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World * The perfect gift for any student heading off to college * Jonathan Haidt, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind * An essential tool for the new school year * Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure * A wonderful book with a wealth of practical advice * Henry L. Roediger, III, co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning *

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