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2.0 out of 5 stars A little dissapointing but worth a second look, 21 Nov. 2007
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This review is from: What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time. (Paperback)
Bought this after reading the great reviews, but not my idea of a great book, but see the last paragraph below. I found the style not to my liking far too American. Not enough emphasis on persistence and failure and how to cope as an adult or mature student. I think this book is more for schoolkids but if it works for you then go ahead and read it, it could be the one for you. Not one of the best tools in my toolkit but I would lend it to a friend if I thought it would help them.

The book that works for me and the one I would particulary recommend on this subject is Make Exams Easy by Mike Evans.

After writing this review I took the opportunity to reread this book and would say that perhaps the style just put me off, as its a little like the "principles" in the mould of Stephen Covey, which comes across rather dogmatic, hence my feeling rather patronised. But really there is a lot of interesting as well as useful stuff here, particularly about active learning rather than just letting information wash over you and not assimilating it properly. Its certainly worth a second look!
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