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Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, Universidad McMaster

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This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide. This course can be taken independent of, concurrent with, or prior to, its companion course, Mindshift. (Learning How to Learn is more learning focused, and Mindshift is more career focused.) To join the fully translated Portuguese version of the course, visit: To join the fully translated Spanish version of the course, visit: To join the fully translated Chinese version of the course, visit:

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por KG

Feb 04, 2016

I specially like the optional interviews. These learning case studies are quite insightful and you might just find a something that you can relate to, which might help in the grand scheme of things :)

por AA

Sep 14, 2015

It is great learning course brought me clear understanding strong structure of how to learn more effective. I regret only about one, that I didn't passed this course when I started learning at school.

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por stephanie alexandra jacobo galindo

Apr 20, 2019

Excelent course

por Landon Marshall

Apr 19, 2019

Highly recommended to all learners.

por Hugo Dominguez

Apr 19, 2019










por Tony Barletta

Apr 19, 2019

Some concept doen't make a lot of sence. But the majority of tricks and tips are very usefull. This course is a must have in the list of copleted courses. Teach you how to really learn.

por Barbara Rodriguez

Apr 19, 2019

I really liked all the new techniques showed in this course. However, I enjoyed Barbara Oakley teaching but the videos look outdated and boring.

Even though, thank you for doing this course. I believe I will have a better approach on my learning.

por Tayeb Barodawala

Apr 18, 2019

This is an excellent course. The instructors were very clear in their explanations. All of the tips and tools they mentioned are useful not only in learning but even in life in general. I greatly benefitted from this course

por Muwonge Isaac

Apr 18, 2019

This course is really great. I just wish I knew what I've learnt here back when I was in school. But I'm glad I took it. Thanks prof. Barbara and


Apr 18, 2019

Awesome course! This course has truly helped me in ways that I shall use in taking up challenges in learning new skills and using its worthwhile techniques I learned in this course.


Apr 17, 2019

I have been in Coursera for several years and this is actually this is the first MOOC I'm able to finish within time frame. I did purchase Barbara's book and I'm very excited to read it to complement this course. Life changing!

por Luis Vallejo Mendez

Apr 17, 2019

Im a better learner now, with an important update about how to learn. With this course I have acquired multiple new tools and methods that helps me to improve my learning. Thank you Coursera for made this course possible, Thank you Barbara & Terrence! Happy learning! :)