Book Review of How I Topped The Boards And You Can Too! by Gaurav Sood
In today’s era, every information is just a click away for us, including the secret to top the board exams. I wish, we had such good books during our time too. We all know the importance of smart work, but what we don’t know is the method to connect the dots. The author does brilliant work in connecting the dots. He tells us the plan and the way to execute it as well in a smart way. He is not just giving advice but making it actionable for students too.
Opening Lines: Right off the bat, I should get something out of the way-I’m not the smartest person you’ll ever bump into.
Page Count: 220 pages
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publication Date: January 20th, 2019
I really liked the cartoons in between and the tables were given to make the topic concise and easy to understand. He really knows how to gage attention and embed the important things in the mind of his reader. His language is simple and light. Every quote at the end of each chapter is worth putting up on your study table.
He insists on making notes and revisiting it. He also insists on breaking patterns of revisions and challenging yourself by solving question papers, which is something new for me (breaking the pattern of revision) and seems logical. He also introduces flashcards, apps & memory games to the reader that highlights the inclusion of new techniques in modern-day learning.
I, however, disagree with him on one thing. He emphasis on the importance of board exams in India and that is the reason he wrote this book too, but I believe they are not. Yes, they decide which college you get into but, they don’t really determine your future. You may lag behind others for the time being because of your poor grades in boards & it may take some more years as compared to the Toppers, but if you are good at what you do, nothing can stop you.
I also think he went ahead a bit too much with where to study when to study & what to eat. Not everybody can take these things into considerations in a country like India. It will be different for different kids and might not be taken well by everyone.
Last few chapters are the best ones. They tell us how to deal with the paper pressure and sail through it smoothly. Overall, 4 out of 5 for this book from me. Happy reading guys. Read How I Topped The Boards And You Can Too! by Gaurav Sood and make sure kids read it too, well before their board exams. At least a year before.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
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Shubhra is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the corporate world for 7 yrs. before she chose to become a certified yoga teacher. She is an avid reader & currently enjoying her sabbatical GAP year. Last but not least, she is a solo traveler & loves to ride, especially her Royal Enfield.
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