Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2014
8 hours 34 minutes
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 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 atheletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
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Uros Aleksic

Repetitive, but helpful tips for students. I can recommend it. Btw, you can just listen to Chapter 8, and there is everything in that chapter.

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Maggi B

Love this book. Lots of good information. We really need to use these practices in public education.

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Robert K

Loved it. Very helpful and comprehensive! The structure of the book embodies the very principles the book teaches (clever), and by the end you really get a strong sense of the ideas and applications.

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Mike R.

The material was very interesting with lots of examples of the application of the techniques covered in the book. The reader was a little monotonous over time, which kept taking me out of it — my mind was drifting a lot while listening. If you can stay focused you’ll get a lot from it!

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John H.

I highly recommend this audiobook, as it fulfills the book synopsis above. Make It Stick is well researched with abundant examples and testimonies of the its principles. The only thing lacking (the shortcoming of an audiobook), is the lack of exercises and specific applications which must come from a printed version of this book. The book is very creatively written and narration is excellent. This is a top notch introductory book on "making things stick."

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Lisa W.

I loved this audiobook! The only reason I am giving it 4 stars rather than 5 stars is that I wish it came along with PDF concept reviews as bonus content.

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Kima S.

Excellent audio, great learning here.

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