# Make it Stick Summary Key Points

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Believes have consequences. If you thinkn you can't you can't, if you think you can, you can.

"Increase your abilities by tapping into the power of believe. Let's return to the old saw "If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."
If turns out there is more truth here than wit. Attitude counts for a lot. The studies of the psychologist Carol Dweck have gotten huge attention for showing just how big an impact one simple conviction can have on learning and performance: the belief that your level
of intellectual ability is not fixed but rests to a large degree in your own hands." (P197)

"You decide if you make mistakes or let mistakes make you."
Pay attention to why you think you have learned something:
Bad indicators of learning: Familiarity with the text, and ease of retrieval right after reading.

"Far better is to create a mental model of the material that integrates the various ideas across a text, connects them to what you already know, and enables you to draw inferences." (P126)

When learning feels harder don't resort to methods that feel easier but just give short term results. (Like rereading and massed pracitce)
#Learning should be like the bead on a string. Don't forget the knot!

"Retrieval ties the knot for memory."

((# A child stringing cranberries on a thread goes to hang them
on the tree, only to find they've slipped off the other end. Without
the knot, there's no making a string. Without the knot there's
no necklace, there's no beaded purse. [...]
Retrieval ties the knot for memory. Repeated retrieval snugs it
up and adds a loop to make it fast. P 28))

Repeated recall appears to help memory consolidate into
a cohesive representation in the brain and to strengthen and multiply the neural routes by which the knowledge can later be retrieved. P28-29
Regularly reflect to learn stronger
Reflection involves: