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Serafin Mitrotti

Software builder turned English instructor

Serafin Mitrotti
Panama
Electronics
Bachelors Degree

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Written a month ago
This course helps one understand how the brain works with regards to the learning experience. The course gives plenty of valuable information, ideas, and suggestions on how to be a more effective learner based on what neuroscience has learned about the learner's brain. All this is delivered throughout the course in an easy-and-fun-to-digest way. The complementary video interviews are also outstanding.

In my personal case, procrastination has been a lifetime issue and, before this course, I had grave misconceptions about procrastination to the point where I had literally given up on trying to defeat it. But this course gave me a whole new perspective about the procrastinating process (the cues, the routines, the rewards, and the beliefs) as well as valuable tools (e.g., the Pomodoro Technique) for dealing with it.

I congratulate and thank Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski for this excellent course.

As a footnote, I must also add that, as a college professor in Latin America, I unsuccessfully tried to convince a university I worked for to offer freshmen students a Learning to Learn course. Well, here it is! Kudos to the UCSD, Coursera, and the aforementioned professors!
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Serafin Mitrotti completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

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