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Good for certain people...
on 17 February 2012
So basically I got this here on Amazon because my school were selling them to us at RRP and recommended to us for GCSE Philosophy and Ethics. I thought I could get it cheaper here, and I was right.
So more about the book.
It's well presented and has all the right information, so I was happy with it for that. This one has lots of information and is very factual.
BUT it is very uniform and not as friendly as some of the CGP revision books and not as motivating to revise with. I prefer the CGP books for motivation and friendliness when trying to get into revising for the first time.
CGP books had things like jokes and ways to remember facts, which some could say is very useful, but others could think of as being a little too childish for a teenager.
This book one is great for if you want to get down to business when revising without any procrastination or fancy ways to remember. It's best for people who can remember blocks of information no problem, but for those who can't, I would recommend the CGP books more.
(Sorry for the long comparison with the CGP books)
>> So if you didn't want to read through all of that, here is the low-down from me: <<
- Good for those who can remember blocks of information
- Well presented
- Good information
- I like the way it's sectioned into the right things to learn
- Bad for those who prefer study helps like jokes and mnemonics.
- Not as friendly to revise with
And in case you wanted to know, I got an A in my Philosophy and Ethics exams. I believe that this revision guide was a big help.