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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It ...
by Benedict Carey

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

September 09, 2014

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<b>In the tradition of <i>The Power of Habit </i>and<i> Thinking, Fast and Slow</i> comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives.</b><br /><br /> From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.<br /><br /> But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?<br /><br /> In <i>How We Learn,</i> award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore.<br /><br /> By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that’s because the research defies what we’ve been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn.<br /><br /> The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In<i> How We Learn, </i>Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage.
Make It Stick
by Peter C. Brown

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 14, 2014

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Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br />  <br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems (Manhattan Prep 5 lb Series)
by Manhattan Prep Publishing

Language

English

Pages

1055

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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Manhattan Prep’s <I>5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems</I> is an essential resource for students of any level who are preparing for the GRE revised General Exam. Recently updated to more closely reflect the nuances of the GRE exam, this book offers more than 1,800 questions across 33 chapters and online to provide students with comprehensive practice.<BR><BR> Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with online question banks that provide realistic, computer-based practice to better simulate the GRE test-taking experience.<BR><BR> Purchase of this book includes access to an online video introduction, online banks of GRE practice problems, and the GRE Challenge Problem Archive.
Effortless Learning: Learn The Secrets That Teachers Never Told Y...
by Tony Roe

Language

English

Pages

142

Publication Date

December 17, 2017

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<h2>You're about to discover The Revolutionary 7-Steps <u>Accelerated Learning System</u> what might be the fastest and easiest learning system <b>ever developed:</b></h2><br />My name is Tony Roe and over the past 11 years, I have created <b>a sure-fire, effective learning system that can help anyone to become more intelligent, smarter, and remember anything effortlessly.</b><br /><br /><h2>What Makes This Revolutionary System So Powerful Is That It Helps You To... </h2><br /><b>Understand difficult concepts, theories and subjects easily.</b><br /><br />Ask yourself this question:<br /><br />Do you understand the difficult concepts well? Or are you confused and overwhelmed by the topics and subjects? If so, you can now discover how to understand difficult concepts quickly and easily...<br /><br /><b>Memorize tons of definitions, formulae, theories, facts, and information at the back of your mind.<br /><br /></b>Most people find that it's impossible to memorize so much information within a short period of time. Our system will show you how to memorize every single piece of information you learn in school easily - even in the reverse order!<br /><br /><b>If you're a student then you will know exactly how to answer all the exam questions correctly.</b><br /><br />The ability to answer all kinds of questions correctly is the key to getting good grades. Even if you understand the concepts or theories correctly, but if you can't apply the theories or concepts to the questions, you will not be able to score well in your exams.<br /><br />You will discover how you can prepare yourself for all sorts of questions that will appear in the exams and how you can answer them correctly.<br /><br /><b>“Effortless Learning”</b> is jam-packed cover to cover with all my effective learning techniques and strategies. It is a whole brain system that I've discovered over my education journey. This program contains all the information you'll ever need to succeed by learning how to learn like a genius.<br /><br /><h2>Here's a Small Sample of What You'll Learn:<br /></h2><br /><li><b>The 2 core groups of strategies that will empower you to excel in your learning <br /></b></li><br /><li>An effective system to set powerful life goals that will ignite you with enthusiasm to score A+<br /></li><br /><li><b>How to read faster and comprehend better with power reading strategies<br /></b></li><br /><li>Discover the difference in the mindsets and strategies of an average student and a top student<br /></li><br /><li><b>The brain revision method that taps on both sides of your brain and increases your brain’s thinking power!<br /></b><br /></li><li>Quickly read, comprehend, and remember complex course materials and studies<br /></li><br /><li><b>How to develop a photographic memory to memorize facts and figures (You can even remember the exact page)<br /></b></li><br /><li>Skyrocket your productivity <br /></li><br /><li><b>Master difficult tasks and break the procrastination habit<br /></b></li><br /><li>Time management skills for revision<br /><br /></li><li><b>You need to study for an exam, improve your grades, or do better in school<br /></b></li><br /><li>Simple routines to keep your mind awake and focused.<br /><br /><b>And so much more</b><br /><br /><h2>To Sum It All Up:</h2><br />You'll know exactly what actions to take to get you to your goals. Moreover, once you developed these skills, they are life skills which not only will help you in your learning but also your work and every area of your life.<br /><br />You have my <b>personal guarantee</b> that you'll start seeing a difference or I will happily refund your money.<br /><br /><h2><u>Click <b>Buy Now</b> to lock your discounted price for a limited time only</u></h2></li>
Getting to Maybe
by , Jeremy R. Paul

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.<br /><br />But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.<br /><br />In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance.
GMAT Official Guide 2018: Book + Online
by GMAC (Graduate Management...

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English

Pages

841

Publication Date

June 08, 2017

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<p><b>The definitive guide from the makers of the GMAT exam<br /><br /></b>The GMAT Official Guide 2018 is the definitive guide from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT exam. It contains over 900 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 130 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: </p> <ul> <li>An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format</li> <li>Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question</li> <li>Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information</li> <li>Comprehensive grammar and math review</li> <li>Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study</li> <li>Access to the same questions – plus additional integrated reasoning questions – online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets</li> </ul> <p>Don’t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 using real questions from actual past exams.</p>
The Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test:...
by Robert J. Cunnings

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English

Pages

90

Publication Date

January 14, 2014

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Welcome to the Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test. Inside this DLAB study guide, you will find everything you need to increase your overall DLAB Score. <br /><br /><b>Act Now and enjoy this Introductory Price but soon it will double!</b> <br /><br />Easy to read, this Study Guide gives you a comprehensive understanding of the DLAB test and breaks down each section of the Exam. Follow its directions and utilize the example questions to help build the necessary knowledge to increase your DLAB score.<br /><br />Finally, test your DLAB knowledge with this fully comprehensive DLAB Practice Test. Gain experience on what to expect on the official DLAB Test with this complete practice exam. Furthermore, the answer key to this Practice Test gives you a full explanation to each answer.<br /><br />With this Study Guide and Practice Test, you will have everything necessary to pass the DLAB and earn the score you need to advance in the Military's language program.
The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition
by Educational Testing Servi...

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English

Pages

599

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<p><strong>Get the only official guide to the GRE® revised General Test that comes straight from the test makers!</strong></p> <p>If you're looking for the best, most authoritative guide to the GRE revised General Test, you've found it! <em>The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, Third Edition</em> is the only GRE guide specially created the people who actually make the test. It's packed with everything you need to do your best on the test—and move toward your graduate or business school degree.</p> <p>You’ll discover exactly what to expect on the test and learn how the test is scored. Hundreds of authentic test questions are included for practice, making this guide your most reliable and accurate source for everything you need to know about the GRE revised General Test.</p> <p>No other guide to the GRE revised General Test gives you:</p> <p>• 4 complete, full-length real tests—2 in the book and 2 online<br /><br />• Hundreds of authentic test question to help you hone your skills<br /><br />• Access to the newly redesigned PowerPrep website<br /><br />• Everything you need to know about the test, straight from the test makers<br /><br />• Interactive content that is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities<br /> </p>
Official GRE Super Power Pack, Second Edition
by Educational Testing Servi...

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English

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Publication Date

April 07, 2017

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<p><strong>Save money and get total official GRE® test preparation with this 3-book bundle from the test maker!</strong></p><br /><br /><p>This Power Pack includes three Official Guides:</p><br /><br /><p>- <em>The Official Guide to the GRE, 3rd edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>- <em>Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>- <em>Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>This <em>Official GRE® Super Power Pack 2017 Edition</em> provides key information and the practice you need to do your best on the GRE General Test. For less than what you would pay for each book separately, the bundle packages <em>The Official</em> <em>Guide to the GRE® General Test, 3rd Edition</em>; <em>Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1</em>; and <em>Official Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1</em>. This essential resource features four, complete, real GRE tests, hundreds of authentic GRE practice questions with answers and explanations, descriptions of every question type, with valuable question-answering tips and test-taking strategies to use in your GRE test preparation.</p><br /><br /><p>Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test. So for in-depth GRE test preparation and intensive practice at a money-saving price, this bundle is your best choice!</p><br /><br /><p><strong>The Official GRE® Super Power Pack offers:<br /><br /></strong>• Significant savings over purchasing each book separately<br /><br />• Everything you need to know about the test, direct from the test maker<br /><br />• 4 complete, real GRE tests – 2 in the book and 2 online<br /><br />• 600 real practice exam questions, many with detailed answer explanations<br /><br />• The test maker’s own tips for answering each question type<br /><br />• Scored sample Analytical Writing essay responses and reader commentary<br /><br />• Access to GRE POWERPREP® Online<br /><br />• eBook content that is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities</p><br /><br /><p></p>

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