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Ten Great Books on How to Learn Better - Scott H Young

Ten Great Books on How to Learn Better - Scott H Young

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1.  How to Become a Straight-A Student  by Cal Newport

1. How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport

Straight-A is easily the best of Cal’s student-oriented trilogy. Cal derived the content and strategies he recommends from his interviews with relaxed, high-achieving students. He offers concrete, practical advice for getting through college without burning out.

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2.  A Mind for Numbers  by Barbara Oakley

2. A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley

In A Mind for Numbers , Oakley shares how to tackle difficult quantitative subjects—even if you’ve struggled with math in the past. Oakley speaks from experience, having gone from a self-described “language person” to getting a PhD in engineering.

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3.  How We Learn  by Stanislas Dehaene

3. How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene

This book is an engaging tour through the science of learning led by one of the world’s leading cognitive neuroscientists. Dehaene elegantly links research on how we learn to the science of how the brain works.

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4.  Why Don’t Students Like School?  by Daniel Willingham

4. Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel Willingham

This book argues for the importance of background knowledge, the crucial role attention plays in memory, and how cognition changes as we become more proficient.

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5.  Make it Stick  by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel

5. Make it Stick by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel

Retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving and other interventions improve learning, but—and this is key—we tend to be unaware of it. There is value in understanding and deploying these studying strategies precisely because they defy our intuitions.

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6.  The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction  by Greg Ashman

6. The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction by Greg Ashman

While Ashman’s advice—that teachers should fully and thoroughly teach their subjects—don’t sound surprising, it’s an important message because of the alternative theories it rejects. This book is a must-read if you’ve ever struggled with teaching or learning.

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7.  Peak  by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

7. Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

In this book, Ericsson works to set the record straight, arguing both for what deliberate practice is and what it isn’t. Ericsson argues that much of the prowess we see in elite performers is due to huge quantities of this specific kind of practice rather than talent alone.

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8.  How We Learn to Move  by Rob Gray

8. How We Learn to Move by Rob Gray

Gray’s book is a highly-readable summary that highlights some interesting research on how we might learn motor skills better.

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9.  How to Take Smart Notes  by Sönke Ahrens

9. How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens

Ahrens’s book is a helpful guide to zettelkasten as it’s a bit more nitty-gritty in the implementation details. If you want to know how to organize the things you learn, this book is a great place to start.

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10.  Moonwalking with Einstein  by Joshua Foer

10. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Joshua Foer dives into the strange world of super-memorizers. Using mnemonic systems, these people can memorize decks of cards, random digits or entire poems perfectly in around the same time it takes you or I to read them.

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