I had seen this book and even read parts of it before purchasing. It is a great primer for the intellectual skills needed in higher education. Learning to think about issues is a key transformational element in going to college or university. In my view, a definite buy for any budding student (or parent, wishing to know what it is that their offspring will be learning).
I only wish this book had been available when I was doing my degree. So many topics I found unclear years ago were clarified when I was able to apply the guidelines in this book. Now I can think for myself and not blindly follow what others tell me. For students there can be no better gift than the ability to think clearly and SMART.