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McGuire hits it out of the park with this book written for students. She easily connects to them through her conversational style, empathy, case studies and a strong belief in their power to succeed. She shares strategies for learning through graphics and activities that ensure their active engagement. She fully understands the importance of readability as she fills the text with questions. This book explodes with energy and passion and should be on every student's bookshelf. -Martha E. Casazza, Educational Consultant, TRPPAssociates, CLADEA Founding Fellow "Much can be gained from this book by both students and instructors in all fields. My biggest take-away is the author's insistence, 'Now hear this: All students are capable of excelling'. This book shows how."--Reflective Teaching Maybe this is a reflection on just how big of a nerd I am, but this is the book that I wish I had when I was in college, or even in high school, to understand that I could have a little bit more control over my brain, and harness its] power in a good direction. It would be really good for a first-year student seminar, a class that focused on study skills, or a tutoring center.--Kathryn (Katie) Linder, Research Director for Ecampus, Oregon State University.