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Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite
As a professor for the last 15 years and always wanting to find ways to help my students improve their study habits to succeed, I was very interested in reading Instant Study Skills: How to Study Instantly by The INSTANT-Series. This book provides 11 chapters to help students improve their study skills, ranging from upgrading your way of studying, effective note taking, visualization, and speed study. What was super helpful were the exercises at the end of each chapter, giving readers a chance to practice what they've learned. I was happy also to learn that I apparently already use some of the techniques mentioned, which have undoubtedly helped me, but I also picked up several more methods that I can use as I learn new things as well.
The Interlinking Technique in Instant Study Skills: How to Study Instantly is a wonderful way for students to not only memorize something by relating it to something else, but also to help them really apply and understand what it is that they're learning by connecting it to something. Drawing out your studying was another effective technique suggested whereby you assign an image to help you remember something more easily. For those students in high school for whom everything came easily, they will lack the study skills needed for college unless they are taught techniques like those in this book to set them up for success. Studying is not a natural gift, so it's good to have a book like this to teach these skills.