C. A. Thomas

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (30 of 35)
Location: Douglas, Isle of Man United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,612,484 - Total Helpful Votes: 30 of 35
Do Brilliantly At - AS Biology and Human Biology by Alan Morris
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Lots of facts, helpful information, some excellent ideas ... all three of my daughters used this guide but two of them have told me that they found the layout and monotone format difficult to work with. When learning a subject such as biology colour can be a useful thing - unfortunately when study guide is in black and white it can make life very difficult for pupils with dyslexia or dyscalculia and several other learning difficulties. They need the colour and setup to be condusive to memorising the facts - I know of several dyscalculics who have gone on the study and gain Bachelor of Science degrees heavy on maths and science, when they have been given the right aides and encouragement… Read more
Do Brilliantly At - AS Maths by Ted Graham
All three of my daughters used this revision aide - all agreed it was packed full of useful information. The only downside is the format, which is very monotone and lots of information packed together with small typefaces. This may be OK for many students, but for those with dyslexia or dyscalculia and similar learning disadvantages, the lack of colour etc could prove a problem. Hopefully this was addressed by the publishers in the 2003 edition.
Do Brilliantly At - AS Chemistry by George Facer
1 out of 3 of my daughters found this revision guide helpful. 2 out of 3 found the layout and lack of colour did not help revision. They all agree that this book is very full of useful facts - if only they could remember them. CONCLUSION: Unfortunately the black and grey and white format and busy layout is not condusive to efficient revision and this would be especially problematic to those students with problems such as dyslexia, dyscalculia etc. who need colour rather than monotone to aid their memory processes. Hopefully the newer 2003 edition has addressed these problems.

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