Apr 29, 2016
Great course. Took it since it was the most popular MOOC on coursera,. Have started using a few of the techniques and they are very effective. Highly recommended no matter who you are and what you do.
Oct 29, 2019
I enjoyed this course so much. I learned a lot about how I can become a better learner. This course was very interesting and useful. I have some tools that I can use to optimize my learning potential.
By Jakub S•
Nov 02, 2019
I loved quiz questions and answers (some of the not correct one were hilarious).
By MUHAMMAD A•
Jan 15, 2019
An excellent course . Techniques are very useful which include in course.
By Mohamed S M A H•
Jan 14, 2019
I like it too much it is very helpful material ....thank you
By Akash S•
Jun 03, 2020
THE coursee was awesome i have learned many new things
By Amr E•
Jan 16, 2019
Amazing and useful course..it’s really help me
By Lin J•
Jan 14, 2019
By Симкина Е И•
Jan 28, 2019
Very informative and super useful!
By Suzan H•
Mar 25, 2019
We love learning how to learn
By Кучер А Д•
Jan 27, 2019
Very good and usefull course!
By Vsevolod K•
Jan 16, 2019
Powerful mental tools!
By N V L•
Jan 29, 2019
By Marcos P•
Jun 17, 2019
Based on the reviews I read, my expectations for this course were pretty high. However, the course ended up being very basic and I didn't learn any new learning technique. I think that for most people who have Googled study methods at least once, they will already be familiar with most (if not all) of the methods introduced in the course. The material may be useful for someone totally new to studying, but even then I would not recommend taking it. You can learn just as much is less time watching YouTube videos or reading brief guides on procrastination and learning techniques.
The quality of the course was also disappointing. The volume in each video jumped up and down across lessons or when different speakers took the lead. I am surprised to see there's so much hype around this course despite its simplistic content and poor quality. I've taken more than a dozen courses at Coursera so far and this one doesn't even come close to the best ones I took.
I'd recommend finding something better to invest your time on.
By Jack M•
Sep 12, 2017
It really didn't help, and all the test questions and answers were jumbled and hard to understand. And i found it extremely difficult to follow along with the videos which just made my quizzes that much harder. It's a good course and all, just not organized and everything the people were saying sounded exactly like the last one. Good idea and concept just not well prepared.
By Matthew B•
Jan 12, 2019
Some interesting information is presented that could be potentially helpful to students, teachers, & curriculum developers. However, there is little of practical value beyond a few simple statements, e.g. "Spread out your studying over several days." Or "Trying to remember is better than re-reading." Additionally, the course does not practise or model what it preaches.
By Arman Z•
May 23, 2019
Most of the information I learned was either already known to me or not that effective. I prefer more exercises and practical methods that would teach me discipline and let me implement the methods I've learned. The tests after each material are good and helpful for remembering the information; however, they are not practical to implement the methods themselves
By Abroskin G S•
Aug 26, 2017
The content is nice -- a few useful techniques with some scientific foundations, but why Barbara after EACH video reminds us her name, and this strange arrows with very unpleasant sound in the start of the videos about chunking -- why? There are a lot of things I can not understand in the production part, but overall course is worth taking in 1.5x+ speed.
By Oeuvrard S•
Feb 27, 2017
I found difficult to navigate within the course and the style of the course is not very modern. I felt difficult to follow the whole program, which might be also linked to my level of English that might not have been good enough, considering the technical vocabulary used in the program. However some interesting and very concrete tips to learn
By Ali A•
Sep 03, 2015
This will be an excellent course for undergrads and high school students but not much in depth knowledge and learning strategy for higher levels of education.
Teachers show mastery on their subject matter , though their presentation style is not genuine and naturally animated, to the point that it may feel boring.
Aug 11, 2017
Interesting enough if you do not have any previous experience with the techniques.
You learn about the 2 different modes of Learning - Focused & Diffuse.
Learn more by Remembering/Recalling, Testing yourself, learning from mistakes and using metaphors or analogies to understand concepts.
By Deleted A•
Sep 06, 2015
it has a lot of nice information about the brain and ways of study, but this whole course is a way of procrastinating.
I feel like it could have been summed up really much better into written text and finished at a much faster rate.
By Peter W•
Jul 23, 2019
Too school focused, I wish there was a version to help people that aren't being tested. I thought it would have more information about how to find useful information instead of just remembering what was presented to you.
By Michael S•
Feb 01, 2016
While the instructors may be well versed in their fields, I felt the course took too long to get to the meat of the issue. I suppose I wanted a faster-paced course without a lot of hand-holding.
Oct 06, 2016
this is a good course but if you think better and deeply you will understand that deep inside you your self know this things but maybe you did not do in daily life.
By Paul T•
Nov 24, 2015
Didn't learn as much as expected about learning how to learn. Maybe my expectations were too high.
By joan b•
Oct 06, 2015
Really basic, with some interesting stuff but could be reduced to a third of the time...