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Study Skills is a full on, motivational "how to" guide to approaching the study of any subject with a 'can do' attitude. I found it very useful in regards to getting started (always a sticking point to someone who could procrastinate for Britain!) and also in the area of retaining the information learned. The guide isn't a heavy study of study, it's a fast-paced composition of scores of hints and tips as to how to approach study from the outset, how to keep going when motivation is flagging and how to give yourself the best possible chance of success. The advice is practical and easily put into practice by anyone who is committed to learning as a pathway to a better future. I appreciated the fact that is was a quick listen that tooled me up to get on with the main event.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I think I am quite a natural student, I really enjoying learning and strive to do my best to apply myself in whatever subject I am studying. However I do find it hard sometimes to study meaningfully and effectively and so I bought this guide to give me some suggestions to improve my study power. This audio book has really helped me to see where I can improve and really learn things efficiently. This includes prioiritising, being organised, not getting overly stressed and also maintaining an open minded and positive attitude. This is a very helpful guide.
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What made the experience of listening to Study Skills the most enjoyable?
The information in the book about study skills was valuable to me and made it enjoyable. I no longer go to school, but I find that life is a learning experience and in business, that is particularly true. You have to keep studying and learning in order to keep ahead of the pack. This book explains methods of study that make retention and finding what you need to find easy to do.
What other book might you compare Study Skills to and why?
I think I would compare it to another one of the author's books called Competitive Strategy mainly because you have to have that competitive attitude in order to succeed in learning. Some of the tactics used in competition can be applied to study skills and, at the same time, some of the methods of study can be used in competition. The books go well together
Have you listened to any of Joshua Mackey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Joshua Mackey never gives a bad performance. I think he could take a boring book, and this one was not boring, and make it sound great. His voice inflection is wonderful and keeps your interest going. I'll admit, I listened to this book after only have about 3 hours of sleep at night, and Mr. Mackey's voice did not put me to sleep. He energized me and made me enthusiastic about study skills.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from Study Skills?
Treating learning, especially when in school, like you are in a business. I wish I had thought about that when I was in college because I would have gone much further and my grade would have been better. The book tells you to treat your education career like a career. Take it seriously and try to get ahead as much as you can. It stresses taking leadership in classes, like being lead person in group projects. This book was about 30 years too late for me, but if you are in school now, it would benefit you to listen to it.
Any additional comments?
This book has so much valuable information it is hard to list it all. The one thing I did find interesting was how to listen effectively. You sit in lecture after lecture in school and your brain doesn't take it all in. This book helps you to discern what is important in a lecture and how to retain the information. It also shows you how to really follow directions, which is something most people don't do. They do not truly read the instructions do not do a task totally right. This helped me a great deal in business and I wish I would have read this when I was in school.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This is much more than a book on how to study. It includes all aspects of academic learning, from how to choose your classes to what to do when you get a teacher who is hard to learn from.
Along the way, all the related aspects of study are covered. I was reminded that a schedule (for study as well as sleeping) can enhance my recall, and that it's important to include brain breaks while studying. This book affirmed much that I am doing right and gave me additional ideas for how to study smarter. I would recommend this book for professionals who want a way to "study smarter" as well for students. it would make a nice gift.
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