Best Books for Learning & Studying: Learn How to Learn  

Best Books for Learning & Studying: Learn How to Learn  

Do you want to level up your learning game? How can you learn better, faster, and retain the material more effectively?  When it comes to learning, the method you use is an important consideration. You must learn in a way that’s appropriate for both the subject or skill in question as well as your individual learning style. Here are our picks of the best books for learning to help you learn more effectively.

Gun Safety Quiz: 3 Scenarios to Check Your Understanding

Gun Safety Quiz: 3 Scenarios to Check Your Understanding

Looking for a gun safety quiz? How much do you know about U.S. gun laws? Would you recognize an illegal gun? In the United States, certain people are prohibited from purchasing, owning, and using firearms while any adult in America who is not a prohibited person is allowed to buy guns and ammunition. Additionally, under federal law, certain firearms and activities related to firearms are subject to more restrictions. Keep reading for a gun safety quiz that will check your understanding of three common scenarios.

Educated by Tara Westover: Discussion Questions for Book Club

Educated by Tara Westover: Discussion Questions for Book Club

Are you looking for discussion questions for Tara Westover’s Educated? How can these questions help you better relate to Westover’s story? Educated is the autobiographical story of Tara Westover’s journey from being the child of extreme anti-government, anti-science, and religious fundamentalist Mormon parents to becoming a Cambridge- and Harvard-educated Ph.D. Keep reading for Educated discussion questions.

Excellent Sheep: Book Overview & Key Takeaways

Excellent Sheep: Book Overview & Key Takeaways

Are prestigious schools the best schools? What should parents and students look for when selecting a college? In his book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz claims that elite U.S. colleges and universities are so selective and profit-oriented that they perpetuate social inequality and deprive students of high-quality learning. He argues that the solution is to make high-quality college education accessible to all U.S. students. Keep reading for an overview of the book, along with an exercise to review the content.

What Is the Purpose of College? Education vs. Profits

What Is the Purpose of College? Education vs. Profits

What is the purpose of college? Is it to educate students or to generate profits? In Excellent Sheep, author and former Yale professor William Deresiewicz makes the case that elite U.S. colleges and universities prioritize profits over education. They have prestige, but they don’t provide the high-quality education you’d expect. Keep reading to understand Deresiewicz’s argument.

3 Tips for College Students: Shape Your Own Experience

3 Tips for College Students: Shape Your Own Experience

Should college students choose a career-oriented program or a major they enjoy more? What kind of mindset will help them succeed? In Excellent Sheep, author and former Yale professor William Deresiewicz argues that college students can actively create a high-quality education for themselves. He recommends that they connect with inspiring professors, follow their interests, and expect and embrace failure. Continue reading to learn about these three tips for college students.

Expanding Access to College: A Three-Tiered Solution

Expanding Access to College: A Three-Tiered Solution

Who has access to college in America? How might that access be expanded? In Excellent Sheep, author and former Yale professor William Deresiewicz makes the case that elite colleges and universities in the U.S. are selective to the point of detriment. He explains how the government, schools, and parents can collectively overhaul U.S. higher education to alleviate the problem. Continue reading to learn Deresiewicz’s proposed solution.

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education for Students & Society

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education for Students & Society

Why should you choose a liberal arts education rather than a program that emphasizes career development? How is it advantageous both to you as an individual and to society as a whole? William Deresciewicz believes that a college education should benefit both students and society. He contends that the ideal education is a liberal arts program that cultivates students’ self-insight and gives them the skills to uphold democracy. Read more to learn about the benefits of a liberal arts education, according to Deresciewicz.

How to Encourage Active-Learning: Methods + Tips

How to Encourage Active-Learning: Methods + Tips

What is active learning? How can you make your students more engaged in the learning process? An active-learning method is where students engage with the material in a meaningful way as opposed to passively memorizing information. When you take on the role of an educator, it’s important to make active learning central to how you educate others so they can be open to new ideas.  Here’s why it’s important to encourage active learning as opposed to rote memorization.