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How to Learn Anything Quickly Hardcover – 2001
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It turns out that for correct spelling one needs to use his LEFT brain's hemisphere which process words and language in a sequential order (page 43), but I used the RIGHT brain's hemisphere that process words in an associative way. Hence I came with the incorrect spelling of words, as " proffessor" written mistakenly with double f, associating it with an "office" ... at last I know the cause of my spelling mistakes. Eureka!!!!
Since there are no specific instructions for solving spelling problems, I consulted the book's appendix, which contains general guidelines prepared for the 8 basic learning styles: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic each with either left or right brain hemisphere preferences. To solve my spelling problems I applied the left hemisphere proceedings with my individual learning styles: visual and auditory, avoided associations which triggered past mistakes. It works!!! At least in the past 3 days (have the book only 10 days) I wonder if this approach will prove itself on the long run. Familiarity with the term's etymology should be helpful too unless its pronunciation is weird, as in "laugh"...where did "f" come from? In this and similar occasions one should fall back on techniques suggested in this book.
Chapter #: 19 of this book is invaluable; it supports and teaches to cope with traumatic past failures. People tend to remember and perceive years after graduation or even whole life long, the pain, degradation, loss of confidence and self-esteem, thus doubting their ability to succeed in unfamiliar tasks or future exams. Premonitions of failure tend to fulfill themselves. To break this cycle of self-esteem destruction this chapter teaches techniques for: relaxations, reducing stress, building a positive attitude, and visualize success, on the road to reinstate confidence and self-esteem. The author asserts that past exams failure were mainly caused by incompatibility between the student learning style and the style he was taught in; consequently past failures aren't entirely the student's fault. Therefore bitter past memories should be forgotten and done with.
The 19th chapter should be Xeroxed and, circulated among all students of any age at all schooling levels. Or alternatively there should be a copy of this book in every school library. People that already completed their education would tremendously benefit too; even if chapter # 19 is the only chapter they'll read of the entire book.
The book also contains some exercise and tips to retain the studied material.
A slight drawback, this book describes only the 8 classical types; one could deduce some of the more complexes types. But the book does not deal with a score of perfect tie a "Supper Mix ??" between left hemisphere, right hemisphere and integrated brain preferences, which I unfortunately possess.