Offered through Coursera online, this free course is based on the book: "Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your time Studying, a Guide for Kids and Teens." The program offers the learner powerful mental tools to master tough subjects. These are the techniques used by experts in the fields of art, music, literature, math, science, sports and many other disciplines. You will discover how the brain's dual but different learning modes process information. Also covered are the illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life.
If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time with homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.