The Science of Self-Learning

How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education
Narrated by: Gregory Allen Siders
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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How to learn effectively when you have to be both the teacher and student. Work smarter and save yourself countless hours. 

Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.

Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.

The Science of Self-Learning focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.

Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down. 

Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for more than a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path toward success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.

Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.

  • Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.
  • How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.
  • The SQ3R method and conversing with information.
  • Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.
  • Speed-reading and comprehension.
  • How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.
  • How to extract information like juice from an orange.

Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt. 

The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.

Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button. 

©2018 Peter Hollins (P)2018 Peter Hollins

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Very Informative

The book provided very useful tips & tricks to increase self learning. I really enjoyed the section on how to effectively speed read. It truly works. Of your looking to improve your self education, pick up this book.

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Good Guide for Self-Learners

This is a good guide for self-learners who want to establish a study plan and structure to retain information. The first chapter is about motivation and learning, which may already be familiar to many (e.g., extrinsic and intrinsic motivation). To get the most out of this book, pick a subject to learn and apply the technique SQ3R:
* Survey: Get a general overview of what you're reading. Establish the goals you want to achieve from reading the book.
* Question: Write down questions you have on the subject.
* Read: Read the book. Learn to speed read so you're not sub-vocalizing (saying the words in your head), which unnecessarily slows you down.
* Recite: Recite the main points in your own words.
* Review: Write test questions for yourself. Can you answer the questions? Can you explain the concepts?

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Practical & Great Examples!

Review of SQ3R & Cornell Method notetaking.
Preparation is the key to Success!
I will need to review this book a few times to adopt the great strategies and suggestions.

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very useful

good tips, and the book is straight to the point gives you a way to start a topic

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Useable insight

Hollins and Siders have put together an incisive tool chest and roadmap to guide the individual in their quest of knowledge. I highly recommend this work for anyone looking to get the most out of their efforts in the pursuit of learning.

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Concise yet profound.

Short, sweet, and to the point; yet not lacking in valuable substance. This book may change the way you read and carry out research. Not to mention altogether motivating.

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Simple and Precise

Multiple approach and practice provided by authors. Overall you need to motivate yourself and move forward. Worth of reading or listening at least one time and pick one of the approach.

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This book helped a bit with my foundation

I am grateful to have read this book, but I do find it sad that it did not offer Amazon Whisper-Synch option when you have both the Kindle and Audible book.

Other than that, I did enjoy the read. It sparked more interests, and showed me how little I know and how much more I can still learn and most importantly apply in my daily life going forward ^_^

in the end this book did help to contribute to my foundation of Self-Learning Journey

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Good Starter Book

I thought it was a good basic book so I already knew most of what he was covering already. I know you have to cover things like SMART goals but to me this is basic level knowledge and so many books already include this like this. I guess my expectations were set at intermediate or higher knowledge, concepts or insight.

If you are just starting out then this is a pretty good book for you.

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Most practical of all

So many self help books give general platitudes that mean nothing. This book has given concrete tidbits to enact that make the objectives pop !

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  • 05-21-20

Excellent!

Loved it! The information, narrator, examples, and the amazing techniques are invaluable. I really enjoyed it

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  • kolodnydan
  • 04-17-20

really effective learning guide

really great shortcut book to anyone who wishes to learn any subject by himself. had fun reading it