About Website

About the Website

This Breakthrough Learning Website was created to share helpful learning strategies with college students or anyone learning difficult material. The main goals, as you can see on the header are to help readers  Learn Faster,  Understand More,  Remember Longer, and of course, Make Better Grades.

This website and the website for High School and Middle School Students are  based on a great amount of serious research, especially recent research on the brain and how our behavior affects the brain which then affects our ability to learn.

Both websites use stories when possible because we all enjoy stories and we remember stories better than information.

The websites take an original approach to study skills that separates Habits, Learning Skills ( information input and and output), and Study Strategies for Mental Processing.Man on bicycle.  How many gears are you using?

Life is a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.   — Charles Schultz

Breakthrough Learning is like discovering those mental gears we all have but never learned how to use, perhaps because no instruction book came with the equipment.

You will find many of these missing  instructions in this website.


Information About the Breakthrough Learning Websites

If you want to check out the High School/Middle School site – or perhaps start with that site which is much shorter and easier – go the www.breakthroughlearninghs.com

The photographs and a few of the diagrams used on the website are nearly all from www.Dreamstime.com , and are copyrighted by the photographers.  It is illegal to copy these for use elsewhere.

The stories often used with the pictures are obviously not really about the people in the pictures. Most of the stories are, however, about people Judy has known or read about – but with a few of the details changed.

If you are interested in using any images (Other than those from Dreamstime) or written material from this website please read   Terms of Use.

Credits for photos, art, and various programs used to create this website.

Check the Bibliography for the books, websites and other sources used to create the website. it also includes recommended books.

Participate:   You are also invited to write new pages or blogs for the website. And suggestions on ways to improve the website are always welcome. While I try to use the spell-checker before publishing a page, mistakes still sneak through. Please let me know if you find any problems so I can make corrections.

If you have corrections, suggestions or would like to write a page or blog, please email me  at jjfishel at gmail.com

To learn more about Breakthrough Learning, check out

The Symbolic Image (tree) shows how the website is organized.

What is Breakthrough Learning?  This explains the concept of Breakthrough Learning.

Links to Site  includes links to all the major pages. This should help you find a certain area you are looking for.

Another area that might be of interest is

Learning Disabilities:  This section is for and about students with Learning Differences or Learning Disabilities. Many students with learning disabilities can be extremely intelligent. They can  find many of these strategies to be helpful.

Judy shares the story of her son, Tony, who is severely dyslexic. Though they were once told Tony might never learn to read or write, he was determined to go to college. Other students (or parents and teachers) are invited to share their stories.