Make It Stick

The Science of Successful Learning

Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

By Peter C. Brown , Henry L. Roediger, III and Mark A. McDaniel Read by Qarie Marshall Education / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 8h 34m Sell Sheet Also available on
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7 Audio CDs Tue Jul 22 00:00:00 UTC 2014 34.99 24.99 9781629239743 Add to Cart
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Description
							To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
Reviews

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"Written by a professional storyteller, this audiobook flows with melodic sentences that are made even more appealing to hear by narrator Qarie Marshall." - Audiofile

"...this audiobook flows with melodic sentences that are made even more appealing to hear by narrator Qarie Marshall. His effortless-sounding articulation and broad phrasing palette make this a production that listeners can warm up to while they're absorbing what science tells us about optimal learning." - AudioFile Magazine