One of the most valuable actions we can take in life is to learn and educate ourselves. However, from the day we were born, we were taught incorrectly how to do this. We were taught to constantly reread and memorize facts on pages for hours on end in order to pass a test and make a certain score to be successful in life.
The following are key points that the book addresses in the realm of successful learning:
- We are poor judges of how well we actually learn
- Learning that is difficult is more effective than easy learning
- Rereading and mass practice of a skill or knowledge is less effective than spaced out learning
- Retrieval Practice is a more effective strategy than rereading and mass practice
These main key points are reiterated throughout the book as how kids should be taught to learn rather than the traditional way.