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“How Not to Be Wrong is a cheery manifesto for the utility of mathematical thinking. Ellenberg's prose is a delight—informal and robust, irreverent yet serious. Maths is 'an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength,' (he writes).
Turtles All The Way Down: A story about mental illness with the backdrop of a mystery. John Green's book Turtles All The Way Down uses high school romance, friendship, loss and mystery as the backdrop to a story that takes a look into the brain of a 16-year-old girl suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder.
When you explain and describe an idea in your own words, you consciously associate what you want to learn with what you've already learned.
Why it works: It encodes information into your long-term memory more effectively. The more you connect new knowledge to what you already know, the better because it generates more cues that help you retrieve the knowledge.
How to apply it: Ask yourself questions like "How can I apply this to my own life?" and "In what situations would this be useful?"
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