YOUR INTELLIGENCE MAKEOVER: An Easy Way To Learn All You Need To Know
by Edward F. Droge, Jr., Ed. D.
Free Press/Simon & Schuster, September 2005
SuperTools for Your Intellectual Makeover
Most makeovers are only skin deep. But this new guidebook to getting smarter
faster by an acclaimed education specialist gives readers the tools and
self-knowledge they need to reinvent themselves from the inside out—and gain
new confidence and success in all aspects of life.
Americans are in the midst of a national makeover of their homes, wardrobes,
careers, and bodies—everything but their minds. Now, in Get Smart!, Dr.
Droge gives readers the skills they need to nip and tuck their own knowledge
in a four-week master plan. Whether they want to start a new career, enter
school, or simply have a dazzling array of topics to chat up friends,
family, and associates, readers can use these easy-to-learn secrets to
launch new chapters in their own lives.
A former New York City police detective who went to Yale as an undergraduate
in his thirties and then on to earn a Harvard masters and doctorate, Dr.
Droge reveals the “SuperTools” that fueled his own success to help readers
double—and even triple—reading speed; boost memory; improve writing,
speaking, and math skills; and create a unique, personalized makeover plan.
Filled with mind-expanding sidebars, quizzes, and a vast reservoir of
resources for learning in multiple subjects areas (including Literature,
History, Grammar, Math, Science, Sports, Music, and much more), Get Smart!
promises to put readers on the right track to tapping the limitless power of
their intelligence for satisfaction and gain.
"Edward Droge's Your Intelligence Makeover is an engaging book, a kind of
hybrid between the McGuffy Reader 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
-- Patrick F. Bassett, President, National Association of Independent
“In this day of materialism, it is refreshing to have someone call for
developing the mind, rather than showing how to increase one’s possessions.
The book should be read—and its suggestions put to use.”
-- Roger Hull, President, Union College
"This book is a great way to get smarter-think of it as Miracle-Gro for your
-- A. J. Jacobs, author of The Know-It-All
“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
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