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The Science of Accelerated Learning

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This is a review of the book entitled “The Science of Accelerated Learning” .
Date:  June 21, 2021
Best place to buy:  Amazon.com
Author:  Peter Hollins
Price:   $13.99

About the Author
Author Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.

 

What are accelerated learning techniques?
Accelerated learning is a way of presenting information to the mind so that you can more easily and accurately understand, memorize and recall it later.

The science of accelerated learning starts from the beginning and how we must shape our mindsets to be geared for learning, fertile as the author puts it. Then the author talks about the three types of factors that can make or break us: subconscious psychological, conscious psychological, and environmental.

The central theme of this book is:  Learn how to learn.

 

What you’ll learn from this book
Make learning painless, exciting, habitual, and self-motivating. Absorb info like a human sponge

We’ve never been taught how to learn, and that’s a shame. This book is the key to reversing all the misconceptions you have and making learning fun again. 

Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective learning
“The Science of Accelerated Learning”  is not a textbook – it’s a guidebook for your journeys in learning. It will show you the most effective methods, the pitfalls we must avoid, and the habits we must cultivate. This book is highly organized and addresses all phases of the learning process, from creating a positive environment, to the biological basis of memory, to learning theories, and more.   It borrows from multiple scientific disciplines to present comprehensive techniques to simply learn more, faster. 

“The Science of Accelerated Learning” consists of Advanced Strategies for Quicker Comprehension, Greater Retention, and Systematic Expertise.

Smarter, faster, and better ways to achieve expertise
The physical and psychological pre-conditions to effective learning.
How our memory works and how to make it work for you.
The learning techniques that work – with evidence.
How to never need to cram again.

Tame distractions and procrastination through specialized habits
Why Einstein loved to play violin while working.
The learning mistakes you are probably committing right now.
Steps to building true expertise.
How to teach effectively, and teach to learn.

Learning To Learn
Outpace others, beat the competition, and get where you want to go in record time.
Learning to learn is one of the most valuable skills you will ever possess because it unlocks everything you want in life.   You will achieve:  better grades, better work product, better relationships, more enjoyable hobbies, and each day you will grow closer to the life you truly want.

This book unlocks the paths you can take, and it unlocks the happiness you can potentially feel.   Learning is growing, and life without growing is not a life worth living.

 

A guidebook for your journeys in learning
Barnes and Noble has this to say about this book:  Make learning painless, exciting, habitual, and self-motivating.  Absorb info like a human sponge.   We’ve never been taught how to learn, and that’s a shame. This book is the key to reversing all the misconceptions you have and making learning fun again.  Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective learning.   Master your approach and save countless hours.

 

Here are the chapters in this book:
In the book’s Introduction, Peter Hollins has this to say:

The concept of learning, the ability to understand, recall and use new knowledge – well, that’s something which truly begins to matter and can make all difference in  your career, relationships and happiness….In fact, it becomes the backbone of where you end up….Welcome to “Accelerated Learning”, where you can finally learn how to learn.

Chapter 1.  Fertile Conditions of Learning

Chapter 2.  Memory Retention

Chapter 3.  Active Learning Techniques

Chapter 4.  Spaced repetition; no cramming

Chapter 5.  Make learning secondary

Chapter 6.  Mistakes in learning

Chapter 7.  Building expertise

Chapter 8.  Teaching to learn

Chapter 9.  Learning habits

Summary Guide

 

Specific Instances of this revolutionary method for learning
From Chapter 4, you’ll learn:
The Science of Accelerated Learning:  Advanced Strategies for Quicker Comprehension, Greater Retention, and Systematic Expertise.

Advanced strategies include spaced repetition (in order to commit more to memory, space out your exposure to it over a period of several days:  Think about what happens when you have repeated exposure to a concept – you begin to examine it on a deeper level and think about the context surrounding it.   Repeated exposure pushes information from  your short-term memory to your long-term memory.

From Chapter 5, you’ll learn:
Learn Like Einstein:  Memorize More, Read Faster, Focus Better, and Master Anything With Ease…

Albert Einstein once said to his son:  “That is the way to learn the most, when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes”.

When the learning is the secondary goal and it’s done in pursuit of a greater goal, you can learn faster.  Take for instance this young man who wanted to write to his pals on Facebook – he taught himself to type in record time in order to achieve his goal of writing more sentences to his friends on Facebook.

Learning by itself is not enough to motivate most people.  That’s perfectly natural.  The task then become to find relevance, and motivation in an end goal where learning is part of the process.

From Chapter 7, you’ll learn:
Accelerated Learning for Expertise:  Rapid Knowledge Acquisition Skills to Learn Faster, Comprehend Deeper, and Reach a World-Class Level

How to build expertise.    What’s necessary in order to establish expertise in a field?

Deliberate practice:  Expertise can follow a certain number of hours spent  if the hours were spent in a smart way.  Deliberate practice is purposeful and systematic.  It requires focused attention with the specific goal of improving performance rather than just going through the motions.

Everything can be mastered using this intensive technique.  Measure yourself (keep a record of how you’re doing).  Get feedback on how you’re doing (perhaps from a coach).

Expertise is a natural consequence of learning.

 

PROS & CONS

PROS:
Who doesn’t want to discover the concept of learning, the ability to understand, recall and use new knowledge?  Who doesn’t care about unlocking  their potential and path towards success?  Who is not interested in making learning painless, exciting, habitual and self-motivating?   Who is not interested in absorbing information like a human sponge?    None of our readers, for sure!

The conclusion is, of course, that this book is full of great ideas about all these abilities, which can be yours once you understand how to put them into practice.  Click here to go directly to the merchant’s website.

 

CONS:
None that we can think of.   We’re all for any training that will make you smarter and more successful.

 

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