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4.0 out of 5 stars
a bit of exaggerated claims but very good overall, 30 Dec 2009
It's a must book for all students at all levels. It includes important information such as when and how often to review the study material for the best retaining, how to read a book, how to mind map etc.
It does have exaggerated claims and a bit of hype too, I think. i.e. at the back of the book it says learn a technique to increase your vocab by 10,000 words. (an average person uses about 1,000 to 2,000 words in their regular vocab) What's the technique? Memorise the roots! it has a list of about 30 roots which are roots for 10,000 English words. Well...you are not going to know what all of those 10,000 words mean knowing 30 roots. Most of the roots you probably know anyway. (I am not a native speaker and I knew all of them!)
but overall it has many important points I wish I knew when I was a student. It can save you hours of pointless studying.