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Author: Ulrich Boser Narrator: Tom Parks Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781543602197

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For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You're supposed to study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn’t nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better journalist and education researcher Ulrich Boser demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn.

In this brilliantly researched book, Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. He covers six key steps to help readers “learn how to learn,” all illuminated with fascinating stories like how Jackson Pollock developed his unique painting style and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. Boser’s witty, engaging writing makes this book feel like a guilty pleasure, not homework.

Learn Better will revolutionize the way students and society alike approach learning and makes the case that being smart is not an innate ability — learning is a skill everyone can master. With Boser as their guide, readers will be able to fully capitalize on their brain’s remarkable ability to gain new skills and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

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About the Author

Ulrich Boser is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he writes about social issues. Prior to joining CAP, he was a contributing editor for US News & World Report and research director at Education Week. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Leap and the Boston Globe and national bestseller The Gardner Heist. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Tom Parks is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice-overs for over thirty years and through an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing, he is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.