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Use Your Head (Mind Set) Paperback – 8 May 2003
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'Use Your Head - Innovative Learning and Thinking Techniques To Fulfil Your Mental Potential'; '...I knew how to think - how to use my head. I was a C and B student before I knew how to get an A. I did it. Anyone can.'
From the Back Cover
Are you worried that youre not achieving your full potential?
A few years after this classic book on how to improve your brainpower was first published, a fairly average student announced that he intended to try for a place at Cambridge University. His chances were assessed as slim, since his grades were usually unexceptional. But with the help of Use Your Head, he went on to achieve four As at A-level, two starred firsts at Cambridge and a top job with a multi-national company.
Since 1974, Use Your Head has been translated into over 27 languages, has been published in five continents and 100 countries, has sold well over a million copies and still the demand increases!
Use Your Head will:
- Teach you the vital skills of Learning How to Think and Learn.
- Increase your creative thinking and problem-solving capacity
- Enable you to make the best of your brain
- Provide you with both the confidence and the means to fulfil your own mental potential
Top customer reviews
I knew I wasn't stupid, but i didn't know to extract the information needed to successfully pass my degree. This was also coupled with the fact I was un-diagnosed with dyslexia and had a real challenge putting ideas on to paper....so you can guess I had a uphill battle.
One night I was listening to my local radio station and Tony Buzan was being interviewed by the DJ I was impressed and something in my gut told me 'buy this book'.
So I did. The next day. I knew I had done something to really change my academic life and it shocked me just how much.
Well, I will say this system is extremely easy to learn and best of all; it's very very quick once you grasp the basics. After bit of discussion, I managed to secure a place at another university and decided to study 2 DEGREES and condense this over 2 study years. A lot of people thought I was completely mad - but I had confidence, so I could do it- so frankly I didn't care!
Mind mapping helped me with my lectures (plus I also carried a Dictaphone to listen to them again later), researching and structuring my essays. My essays were a couple of 2 hours to complete from research and about 2-4 hours from 1st to final draft (depending on the number of words).
Exams which used to stress me out to the extent I couldn't think straight; became EASY and ENJOYABLE (if such a thing can be!). I could walk into any exam setting feeling quietly confident that I was going pass, and frankly the exam essays would write themselves. There were incidents where I only had a day between exams to collect information and mind map, I was able to do this easily and remain calm despite the stress of exams.
I was able use mind mapping to take large and complex theories and explain them in simple clear English which impressed my lecturers and examiners.
I left university with a 2:1 and in 2 degrees and just missed out on 1st class degree by 4 points.
My sister also used this book and missed a 1st class degree by 1 point!!
My point is this, If can can go from FAILING a degree to to SUCCEEDING WITH TOP MARKS, then frankly there's no excuse for anyone else not to - it really is that simple. You just have to decide to be open minded and make this work for you.
I'm living proof 'it does what it says on the book jacket'.
Not only is it going to aid my studying but its also useful for everyday things, like general knowledge, speech making, etc.
Feel free to check out my blog which can be found on my profile page.
Then I bought this book. I realised that all my teachers had used the word "study" believing that I understood what the term meant. I realised that I did not. Having read the book I used the principles in my "studying" and the following year I passed with a huge pass mark. They thought I'd cheated!
I was promoted and found that to go further I would need a degree. Using the Tony Buzan method I went to the Open University and some years later obtained a degree. I was then promoted again. I have never looked back.
"Use Your Head" will literally change your life.
I was disappointed to find that this book simply summarises the content of his other books. Tony doesn't even go into much depth about any of the subjects of memory and reading.
If you have any of Buzan's books don't buy this one.
If you are new to the subject, you won't be displeased - his methods actually work.