Make It Stick offers science-based techniques for successful learning. Drawing on decades of cognitive research, the book demonstrates how to improve reading comprehension, reduce study time and retain informationMuhammad Ali was once asked how he could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in the ring. “I don’t fight who I can beat,” he said. “I fight who I can’t.” In other words, if you only focus on your strengths, you’ll never grow beyond your current abilities. To get better at anything—from studying for exams to mastering physical tasks—you need to face up to your weaknesses and find ways around them. This is where Make It Stick comes in handy: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown et al., which outlines effective methods for conquering common problems such as forgetting things or becoming overwhelmed while trying to learn something new.
Drawing from decades of cognitive research, this enjoyable read explains how people traditionally have tried (and often failed)to remember important material they’ve learned and suggests scientific tactics that will make sticking with difficult concepts more likely prospects . Topics covered include mnemonic devices , distributed practice (spreading out learning activities over time), interleaving different types of exercises , reflection upon one’s own learning process, and more.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who want to learn how to remember information better and overcome the difficulties of learning new skills or material. It explains in detail different techniques that have been found through cognitive research to be effective, so that readers can apply these strategies towards their own goals. The writing style is easy-to-read and engaging, making it a helpful resource whether you’re struggling with schoolwork or trying to learn a new hobby.
- The book is evidence-based, drawing on decades of cognitive research.
- The book is enjoyable to read and easy to follow.
- The tactics suggested are practical and applicable in a variety of settings.
- The book can be dense at times and may require some effort to get through
- It can be challenging to apply the concepts without support or guidance
- Not all of the techniques will work for everyone
Learn more about the author
Make It Stick is written by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel who are all cognitive psychologists from Washington University in St Louis, MO. The book draws on research conducted over many years in the field of cognitive psychology with the aim to help people learn better.
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“Make It Stick is crammed full of practical advice and techniques based on scientific research that can help you improve your learning skills. After reading this book, I increased my understanding in a class I was taking, retained more information from readings for another course, and even passed a difficult certification exam. If you want to learn better – read this book!”