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Learning outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and Adhd Give You the Tools Fby Jonathan Mooney
Synopses & Reviews
Learning with YOUR purpose in mind — not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's
Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to
measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently — but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail.
Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" — that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success — and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.
Two students with learning disabilities--one with ADHD, and one with dislexia--offer a revolutionary approach to educational achievement that outlines specific study skills and provides helpful exercises and charts to help students utilize their unique cognitive abilities and creative talents to achieve success. Original.
About the Author
Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic student who did not learn to read until he was twelve years old. After attending Loyola Marymount University for one year, he transferred to Brown University, where he graduated with an honors degree in English. Mooney is also the recipient of the distinguished Truman Fellowship for graduate study in the field of learning disabilities and special education.
Table of Contents
Deviant Minds — Jonathan — David — Institutionalized — Schooled — Taking Notes Further — Dominate Discussion — Less Reading, More A's — Writing, Writing, Writing — Cram Like a Pro — Beating the Exam Game — Beyond Beating the System — Living a Life Less Ordinary.
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