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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A total gem, 11 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Studying with Dyslexia (Pocket Study Skills) (Paperback)
I was recommended this book by an amazing lady, who put this book in my hand and said "read this, this will help your studying beyond measure" and she was right.
I have gone back into studying as I want to learn rather than having it enforced at school. Its a long time since I've studied, and I feel rather rusty. This book cuts down all my concerns, as it starts with the basics and works up. The other brilliant aspect of this book, is its a small pocket size book, which you can digest in small chunks, and every little bit is amazing! When I opened part 1 and read "Being dyslexic does not mean you are not as bright as other people-just that you learn differently. You can be clever and dyslexic; dyslexia does not determine your intelligence." Wow, to read that made me feel amazing!
I really felt that this author understood what she was talking about. I have learnt so much from this book, and want to put this book into the hands of others, specially those heading into further education at any level.

Even though this book is 139 pages long, its manageable by taking section by section and digesting it, and referring back to particular sections.

Part 1 covers:
Its OK to do things differently
Working with your dyslexia

Part 2: Study skills at University
Organisation
Time management
Dealing with information
Doing research
Reading
Writing
Checking everything
Revision and memory
Exams
Dealing with seminars, group work and presentations
Have confidence

Part 3: Support for dyslexic students at university

Part 4:
References
Useful contacts
Useful resources
Index

The last piece of advice this wonderful lady told me was "Keep this book in your bag or coat pocket, when you are out and about, traveling, having a coffee, pick it up and read a piece of this. This will keep the book feeling 'fresh' and inspiring."

I really hope this mini book will open many doors for so many. You can learn anything, its just knowing different ways of learning to suit you, which fits us as individuals. Once you master that, you can sail though learning without the anxieties, you don't have to spending 10 times longer studying than non dyslexic students, and retain important information more effectively. This small digestible book I hope will be your key.

I really hope in some small way this review will open doors for you, and make learning much easier, more successful and will help you to achieve your goals. Very best of luck :)
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