Study Smart, Everyone Can Get an A at University


Non-Fiction - Motivational
252 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2019
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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

Study Smart, Everyone Can Get an A at University is a non-fiction book on education and academics and how to do well in school and college. In this book, Shan King talks about her own experiences in school, college, as well as higher studies, and how she went from an average student in academics to someone who got A’s in university. This book is written for students to teach and encourage them to adopt certain study methods, mindsets, and attitudes that would help them to not only succeed and do well in their college or university but also enable them to think long-term about their future job and career prospects and succeed in their chosen profession as well. The book is divided into many chapters such as an introduction to the subject and the author herself, who this book is meant for and how it should be used, how to focus on the end goal and work accordingly, time management, various rules for success, executing and implementing the plan, methods for exam preparation, and much more. There are also several short exercises throughout the book designed to help the reader to improve.

Study Smart, Everyone Can Get an A at University by Shan King is a relevant book in any era and especially right now in America when education is sometimes taken for granted. On the other hand, there are also lots of students who really want to do well and succeed but are stuck in a pattern of low grades or mediocrity. This book will help them tremendously to learn some study habits, techniques, and the self-discipline needed to follow through such as restricting the use of online browsing time for leisure, etc. Shan writes in a helpful, collaborative style that is encouraging to the reader. This book will surely be helpful to any academic student in any field.

Mamta Madhavan

Study Smart: Everyone Can Get An A At University by Dr. Shan King is an interesting and insightful book for all undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to get good grades. The book reaches out to every student and, with the tools and techniques discussed in the book, they will find themselves achieving A grades in their subjects. It is during this study period that students get an opportunity to establish a good base for their future. This book is for all students who are keen to work towards reaching their potential and make their learning experience productive and entertaining at the same time.

The 12 study practices in the book are grouped into four sections - time, destination, rules, and execution - and they are effective when it comes to taking control of time and energy. Education is important and every student wants to get A grades. Reading this book will make learning fun. The study practices can be followed easily and they give clarity and motivation to students to perform better and get good grades. For students who are in universities doing their undergraduate and postgraduate courses, this book is a must-read. It is a good book to have in a personal collection too as students might want to read it a couple of times. The author handles a relevant topic in an interactive and engaging manner, making it easy for readers to connect with the techniques and apply them, becoming more successful in their grades.

Ruffina Oserio

Study Smart, Everyone Can Get an A at University by Shan King is written for university students, a meld of motivational and self-help information, providing readers with strategies to succeed in their studies, transforming these from a tedious and challenging experience to one that is fun and fulfilling. The author articulates brilliantly on a variety of subjects, including time management, goal setting, priorities, finding motivation in the most stressful moments, managing stress and a lot more. This book gives readers tools and strategies to maximize their skills, discover their most fun method of learning and use it to attain their goals. No matter whether you are doing well or struggling in your studies, you will find a practical guide and excellent advice to step up your game and enjoy your learning experience.

The author has the opinion that studies shouldn't be hard but fun and shows readers how to actually make studying fun. This book is written in a clear and conversational style that makes for easy reading and understanding. There are twelve proven best study practices that readers can use, each well written and clear. The author writes with the confidence and clarity of one who knows what they are talking about, filling the pages with insights that compel readers to gear themselves up for success in their studies. Study Smart, Everyone Can Get an A at University is what I needed when I struggled at university, a book that unlocks the secret to not only passing your most difficult subject but also how to love it. Shan King's advice will transform you from a struggling student to a confident student as you take control of your studies and get the best grades. This book should be a constant companion to undergraduate and graduate students.