by Peter C. Brown (Author), Henry L. Roediger III (Author), Mark A. McDaniel (Author).
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. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners....
Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and
Being someone who loves learning, but school doesn't always love me (GE, dyslexic, ADHD....) this book is chalked full of why. It also explains why, in my Physics course in college, when the sexist professor recommended that all the 'little ladies' band together and form study groups (which we begrudgingly did) I learned so WELL. We employed some of the techniques Brown, Roedinger III, and McDaniel site as supported by empirical evidence to be effective- for long term retention.
Self testing? It seems to be the key~!
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.