Book Deconstruction

Example deconstruction of a book into notes using Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.

Note to Self - When I was searching for the good reads page, I accidentally pulled up a related site, might be worth checking out afterwards.

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Chapter 1 - people are really bad at learning and it is generally misunderstood

Chapter 2 - backbone of successful learning is retrieval practice and testing

Chapter 3 - practice, the application of our acquired knowledge is misunderstood. Massed practice is bad, while spaced, interleaved, and varied practice are good because they promote discrimination skills

Chapter 4 - embrace desirable difficulties such as spacing and interleaving because the effort involved leads to a more robust learning and better encoded memories.

Chapter 5 - we suffer from various illusions of knowing that make it hard for students to understand how well they’ve actually learned a concept, so it is important to learn how to calibrate your judgment.

Chapter 6 - learning styles are a poor strategy with little supporting evidence. Instead adopt active learning strategies. Distill the underlying principles (rule learning) and build the structure (mental model & structure building). Then update those models through dynamic testing.

Chapter 7 - the brain is very mutable (neuroplasticity). While brain training has no evidence, we know nutrition is good for the developing brain. Other ways to increase your intelligence include having a growth mindset, engaging in deliberate practice and using mnemonics.

Chapter 8 - Learning Tips for Students

Notes and Suggested Readings