Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades: The Secrets of Successful Students: Science-Based Strategies to Boost Memory, Strengthen Focus, and Study Faster (Paperback)
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A breakthrough approach to optimize your brain, change your habits, and succeed in school, from a renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Do you feel like you should be getting better grades? Are you spending more time studying than the A students in your class but not getting the same results? Are you heading back to school after a long break and need a refresher to get more done in less time?
With schools becoming more competitive and technology becoming increasingly distracting, today's students face a minefield of obstacles to academic success. Doing well in school isn't just a matter of smarts or more studying: It takes good habits, practical tools—and a healthy brain.
Brain health pioneer Dr. Daniel Amen knows what it takes to get the brain ready to succeed. Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades draws on Dr. Amen's experience as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist as well as the latest brain science to help you study more effectively, learn faster, and stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. This practical guide will help you:
• Discover your unique brain type and learning style
• Kick bad habits and adopt smarter study practices
• Get more out of your classes with less overall study time
• Memorize faster and remember things longer
• Increase your confidence and beat stress
For underachievers, stressed-out studiers, and students from middle school to college and beyond, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades gives you the knowledge and tools you need to get the best out of yourself.
About the Author
Dr. Daniel Amen was named the most popular psychiatrist in America by The Washington Post and the web's #1 most influential expert and advocate on mental health by Sharecare. Dr. Amen is a physician, board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, 10 time New York Times bestselling author and international speaker. He is the founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, Encino, and San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Amen is the author or coauthor of more than 70 professional articles, seven book chapters and more than 30 books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Daniel Plan and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Use Your Brain to Change YourAge, Healing ADD and The Brain Warrior's Way, The Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook, Memory Rescue, and Feel Better Fast and Make It Last.
"Working with college students every day, I am keenly aware of the difference that the principles and practices of Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades can have on student success. This is a must-read for parents, educators, and students who are longing to thrive and excel."
—Michael J. Beals, PhD, president of Vanguard University
"My friend, Dr. Daniel Amen, knows more about helping you change your brain, so you can expand, improve, and accelerate your progress and become all you were meant to be. Enjoy reading his insightful brilliance and wisdom, so you can fulfill yourself, conquer all your challenges, and make a difference that makes a difference. You are worth it—read this and prosper mightily."
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
"With a daughter entering grad school, this volume in the Change Your Brain series could not have been more timely. With the Change Your Brain, Change Grades resource, her brain will be at its optimal performance."
—Jack Felton, marriage and family therapist at New Hope Counseling Center
"This is an extraordinary book and a must-read for all students from elementary school through college, including parents."
—Colonel (R) Jill W. Chambers, US Army
"Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades will change your life. Dr. Daniel Amen provides the tools students of all ages need to succeed with better results and less stress. A great read, scientifically solid, and packed full of practical advice that will make a difference for anyone who wants to be better at learning how to learn."
—W. Lee Warren, MD, author of I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know
"The information in this book is making a meaningful difference in the lives of countless people—including my own family! Because of Dr. Amen's ground-breaking work, my son went from struggling with focus to flourishing in school."
—Fatima Doman, author of Authentic Strengths and True You: Authentic Strengths for Kids; creator of Authentic Strengths Resilience for Students
"This seminal and timely work is a must-read for all students at any educational level, especially in our competitive world. Direct and a delight to read, it will help smooth the road into a bright and successful future to all readers."
—Andrew Campbell, MD, editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Advances in Mind-Body Medicine
"Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades is an engaging and easy to read book translating neuroscience into personalized strategies to optimize learning. It is a must-read for those who want to get the most from education and take control of their lives. It is certain to become another bestseller by Dr. Amen."
—Ed Pigott, PhD, research psychologist and associate editor of NeuroRegulation
"I wish I had known all that Dr. Amen discusses in this book when I was a teenager. Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades contains incredible material for students in high school or higher education."
—Rosemary Wright Jackson, former alumni director and former assistant to the president for alumni affairs at Vanguard University of Southern California
"This book offers very practical help for ADD/ADHD and is another helpful contribution from Dr. Amen to help people live well."
—Mark Laaser, PhD, MDiv and Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT, coauthors of Seven Desires
"Graduation is like summiting Everest. Both demand preparation, discipline and strategies devised. All well-practiced before heading out of basecamp or, into a pre-exam night. For students, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades breaks ominous mountains into manageable terrain with skills expanding their capacity to learn . . . all the way to the summit."
—Karen Lansing, MFT, BCETS
"This book is a powerful guide to help you improve your studying habits and optimize your grades, as well as your brain in the process. Thoughtfully and clearly explained from the heart by brain imaging expert Dr. Amen, it offers great tips and tricks, and is a must have for anyone wishing to take their academic performance to the next level. I wish I had such a study guide when I was a student, as it would have helped me avoid some of the costly mistakes made when studying as an undergraduate and beyond!"
—Ruth Mary Allan, PhD, certified high performance coach and business performance consultant
"Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades adds the missing piece for students who want to get better grades—THEIR BRAIN. Your brain is the most powerful organ in human history. Get it right and you will thrive."
—Jim Kwik, memory expert and CEO of Kwik Learning
" In Change Your Brain Change Your Grades, you will find the answers you have been looking for . . . for yourself, your children and possibly grandchildren. Give a gift of academic success . . . buy this book and give it to someone you know who is struggling, help them get a scan, and discover the road to success!"
—Dr. Earl R. Henslin, clinical psychologist and author of This Is Your Brain on Joy