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In every-day terms, they have broken down the 'scientific' workings of the brain and give practical advice that students can use to help them increase their learning and recall, especially when they are challenged with difficult tasks. Doyle and Zakrajsek give readers ways to transform their learning capacity by using research-based strategies so that the time and effort spent is worthwhile and rewarding. This book is perfect for students to learn about methods and activities to use when learning so that their time and efforts are maximized.--Kathleen F. Gabriel, Associate Professor, School of Education, California State University, Chico Mathematics instructors at Riverside City College spent several years incorporating the first edition of this book into the curriculum with positive documented outcomes.This book empowers students to take control of their own learning. The second edition is even more engaging than the first and includes good discussion questions at the end of each chapter. I look forward to using the new edition in my classes --Kathy Nabours, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Riverside City College This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. The second edition of this bestselling student text has been considerably updated with the latest findings from cognitive science that further illuminate learning for students, and help them understand what's involved in retaining new information.