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What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades, Optimum Learning, Minimum Time

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Starting from the premise that successful students are not necessarily any more brilliant than their less successful peers, but have simply mastered the art of efficient learning, Adam Robinson introduces high school and college students to an innovative approach that can help them achieve top grades while discovering the joy of true learning. Line drawings.

Robinson eschews conventional methods of study--the underlining of key passages, the taking of voluminous ...

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Overview

Starting from the premise that successful students are not necessarily any more brilliant than their less successful peers, but have simply mastered the art of efficient learning, Adam Robinson introduces high school and college students to an innovative approach that can help them achieve top grades while discovering the joy of true learning. Line drawings.

Robinson eschews conventional methods of study--the underlining of key passages, the taking of voluminous lecture notes, the diligent parroting of answers--and instead teaches students how to get to the core of the material rapidly and memorably through a fail-safe program called Optimum Learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517880852
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 167,982
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    The Best guide on achiveing higher grades

    I've read alot of books on achiveing better grades, schools always hasbeen a challege for me, and this book is the most effective book when it comes down to diffrent approches to higher grades.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Learn anything in a fraction of the time!

    This a a "must read" for anyone having difficulty learning or reading those "difficult and dull" textbooks! It shows you how to "shave hours off" your reading time and teaches step-by-step strategies for anyone wanting to learn how to mentally grasp information in record time. You also "remember" what you've read the first time without re-reading the textbook! If you've had difficulty learning in high school or keeping up in college, this book is for you! I keep a copy with me at all times!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    I'm not sure how this book has good reviews below. The technique

    I'm not sure how this book has good reviews below. The techniques involved may SOUND beneficial, but they are completely unrealistic for advanced university level work. There is not even remotely enough time to use the methods from this book - making lists of questions for each and every topic as you read paragraph by paragraph. Yea, maybe for a paragraph like the example used repeatidly in the book, but not in a biochemistry textbook (for example). Basically a total waste of time and money, 

    Anyone want to buy this book for a buck lol. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    Best Investment a Student Can Make Toward His/Her Success

    I teach government at Houston Community College and I urge my students to buy Robinson's book. It is the best tool for improving study skills I've found. I make a deal with my students...'If you buy the book and it doesn't help improve your grades by the end of the semester, I'll personally buy it from you.' Of the students who have bought it, I've had no takers for that deal.

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