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Publisher's Summary

Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular Online course Learning How to Learn, based on Dr. Oakley's best-selling book A Mind for Numbers, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these skills. 

Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, the value of metaphors in developing understanding, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more. Filled with application questions and exercises, this audiobook makes learning engaging and accessible.

©2018 Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrence Sejnowski, PhD, with Alistair McConville (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

One of the best book I have ever read. I absolutely loved it!! I have applied what this book teaches and I am already seeing a big difference. Although the target of this book if for kids and teens, it really is for everyone.

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Not that helpful

This book is written for children so I suppose it would be helpful for them. They use some silly metaphors like octopus legs for memory. Most of the tips are just common sense. Get some sleep, use a pomodoro, dont cram before a test, etc. I found the book to be a waste of time. the narrator sounds like Angela Landsbury reading you a bedtime story which you may or may not find annoying. Good book if you’re 12 years old, otherwise skip it.

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Instructive

This book will give you the tools to understand your brain, learning methods, and how to study for tests.

The prose is very accessible more towards the 8th grade level, but the content is very deep and sophisticated.

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excellent book. I wish I had this when I was in

great book. I wish I had this when I wad in high school. A must for students and adults.

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Very good

I thought this was a very good book and resource. I am having my teenage son read this little by little. The book is easy enough to read and understand. To the point and tips can easily be implemented if desired. Would definitely recommend for those that need to learn how to learn

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Great book to read, if you’re looking to improve you’re learning ability!

This book is a great read. There are a lot of take away for some one of any age. I’m 27 and I’m currently going back to school to become an engineer. This book has been an amazing resource for me. Learning to learn should be the first thing a person learns! Happy learning!

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  • 05-26-20

Great reading

Excellent book for anyone trying to learn or teaching others how to learn. Highly recommend

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Inspiring and useful

Terrific. Very motivating and done in a great way with concrete suggestions. Good for any age though my focus was 12-14. But after hearing audio, I got hardcopy and the pictures were much more effective than audio alone. I highly recommend the book.

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Every person hungry to master memorizing

I have heard this book several times and took her coursea.org class on this also. The physical book is a must because of the many images. This book changed my life. Get it! Love her voice it keeps me engaged

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Very good book

It's a good book to learn different learning techniques, however, probably very oriented to kids and teens instead of adults. I'm 28 years old and not too long ago I heard about Pomodoro technique in a very simple and precise way. In this book the author goes to the point after sneaking around for a while with different stories.