Tuesday, July 19, 2011
How To Study - Review
How to Study is a book that I wish that I had read in high school. The author has some great advice for anyone attending an educational institution, and there is no doubt in my mind that following his program will increase your grades and, more importantly, your understanding. This is a great book for those who are still formally learning, but it has a lot of value for others as well.
I would suggest that anyone who researches, reads, or writes pick up a copy of this book. The chapters are short, easy to follow, and intensely practical. You may not use every tip or even read every chapter, but it will help you improve your weak areas quickly. The advice on organization, time management, reading, and writing is some of the best that I have read. Don't assume that this book is just for high schoolers, its much more than that. One example would be the author's advice on getting over writer's block on page 157 (7th edition):
* Pretend you are writing to a good friend.
* Use everyday language.
* Just do it. Type something . . . anything.
* Don't edit yourself while you write.
* Keep moving. Write a note and move on to another section.
Excellent advice for any writer. Brush up on the areas you are weak in and pick up a copy of this book. Highly Recommended.