Learning outside the Lines
By (author) Jonathan Mooney
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Learning outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney
Book DescriptionWritten by two Ivy League graduates who struggled with learning disabilities and ADHD, Learning Outside the Lines teaches students how to take control of their education and find true success with brilliant and easy study suggestions and tips. 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684865980
(178mm x 111mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Labelled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled," Jonathan Mooney was a short-bus rider - a term used for kids in special education. This book offers a record of his odyssey, where he met 13 people in 13 states who taught him that there's no such thing as normal - and that to live, people must find their own special ways of keeping on.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Mooney
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.
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