What can we learn from the Science of Learning?

What if everything you knew about learning was wrong? Studying the same subject for hours at a time? Wrong. Studying alone? Wrong. Cramming for tests? Wrong

The Science of Learning

Breakthroughs from university research learning scientists show us the surprising, unintuitive ways we really learn. Instead of repeating centuries of mistakes it's time to learn how to learn using the Science of Learning.



Adopt a growth mindset.

See opportunities as challenges.

Take charge of your learning. When you adopt a growth mindset—that is when you believe that with study, effort, and hard work, you can grow your capacity to learn—you actually develop the potential to get better at anything, including your next term paper or final exam.

Discover how adopting a Growth Mindset can improve your grades
Make learning hard (but not too hard).

The concept of "desirable difficulties."

Popularized by Dr. Robert Bjork at UCLA's Learning Lab, the principle of Desirable Difficulties makes learning just a little harder in the short run in order to maximize learning over the long term. Sounds crazy, but research proves that it works.

Learn how desirable difficulties can build long-term learning
Turn Testing into Learning.

Use frequent testing to reinforce the "retrieval effect."

Every time we take a test, we force our minds to retrieve information from our brains. That's the retrieval effect in a nutshell, and we'll show you how—by studying less and testing more—you can score higher on your tests and build long-term learning.

Learn how the retrieval effect can turbocharge your learning
Put Time on Your Side

Space your study sessions over time to learn faster.

Learning scientists have discovered that when we space out our study sessions across a period of days and weeks we learn more and remember it longer than if we tried to cram our learning into a single long session.

Learn more about the power of spacing your studies
Mix Up Your Topics of Study

How to put the power of "interleaving" to work.

Instead of studying the same topic or practicing on the same problems over and over again, learning scientists have discovered that by mixing up the topics we study, we force our brains to work harder and draw more connections between topics. And that reinforces learning.

Learn how to put the interleaving effect to work for you