Your Intelligence Makeover: An Easy Way to Learn All You Need to Know
DescriptionHave you ever wished you could give your mind an upgrade, just as you can give one to your computer, car, kitchen, or wardrobe? Or that you could remember all-important phone numbers or shopping lists without fumbling with multiple slips of paper? Or speed-read or do lightning-fast everyday math calculations? Or that you could be a Renaissance man or woman and dazzle your friends at dinner with your mastery of dates and facts, artists and albums, presidents and policies? Now there is a way to give yourself this intellectual attention and improvement: With Your Intelligence Makeover you'll enjoy a makeover that is more than just skin deep. With this book's three-week master plan, you'll learn the skills you need to nip and tuck your own knowledge -- you'll double or triple your reading speed and dramatically improve your memory. Then you'll have access to a wide body of information to kick it up a notch and rise to a higher intellectual plane. Whether you want to start a new career, complete your education, brush up your cultural literacy, increase your knowledge of a favorite subject, or simply chat up friends, family, and associates with a fascinating array of anecdotes, you can use the easy-to-learn secrets of education specialist Dr. Edward F. Droge, Jr., to launch new chapters in your own life. A former New York City police officer who went to Yale in his thirties as an undergraduate and then on to Harvard to earn a master's and a doctorate, Dr. Droge reveals the "Super Tools," which he developed to fuel his own success, to help you create your unique, personalized makeover plan. Take the entertaining self-assessment quizzes to find the areas in which you need to brush up and then use the Super Tools to immerse yourself in virtually any subject. Filled with mind-expanding sidebars and a vast reservoir of resources for learning in multiple subject areas (including History, Literature, Grammar, Math, Art, Science, Sports, Music, and much more), Your Intelligence Makeover promises to put you on the right track to tapping the limitless power of your intelligence for satisfaction and gain.
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-- Roger Hull, president, Union College
""Your Intelligence Makeover" is a fascinating book that helps the reader focus on learning in a more effective manner. By strengthening our reading, memory, writing, and speaking skills, Ed Droge shows how we can achieve a richer, fuller life."
-- William Ferris, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and current Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Edward Droge's "Your Intelligence Makeover" is an engaging book, a kind of hybrid between the "McGuffey's Readers" and E. D. Hirsch's "Cultural Literacy." Great tips on raising reading speed and comprehension, on mnemonic devices to aid one in remembering details, and the like, balanced by executive summaries of knowledge across a wide expanse of topics. The intelligence quizzes are worth the price of the book, just to take to gatherings to test your friends."
-- Patrick F. Bassett, president, National Association of Independent Schools
"This book is a great way to get smarter -- think of it as Miracle-Gro for your brain."
-- A. J. Jacobs, author of "The Know-It-All"