This book was a great read for anyone looking to enhance their relationship, pick it back up again, or like me, just want the information for future rThis book was a great read for anyone looking to enhance their relationship, pick it back up again, or like me, just want the information for future reference.
The way Mr. Chapman explains how people show love to each other and how it may change throughout their relationships, is easily understood. He gives the reader a lot to think about and points out various facts that couples need to think about. How to keep that 'spark' going and how to foster more love back into the relationship. It also explains love relationships between families and non lovers - eye opening information!
I've already had a couple friends read it and I hope many more do!...more
I have to say that I like this book just as much as I like the cover, a lot! I felt it was very helpful at making me realize all the small things I caI have to say that I like this book just as much as I like the cover, a lot! I felt it was very helpful at making me realize all the small things I can do to enhance my creativity. It's also inspiring because you are coming up with all kinds of new reasons and ways to make yourself do something you may have been stuck in or can't get started.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for ways to boost their creativity or just to simply get themselves out of a rut. So glad I picked this book up! Such a big help!...more
This book was extremely helpful to me. Even though a lot of the words in this book didn't show up on the test. Because there was about 8 questions thaThis book was extremely helpful to me. Even though a lot of the words in this book didn't show up on the test. Because there was about 8 questions that dealt with picking the right word, so the probably was very low anyways, I think it helped a lot. I did see some words from here on the test though!
I liked the way they set up the techniques for learning the words. They have you learn the words in about four different ways which really helps. You read the definition in sets of ten. Then match the definitions. Then use them in a sentence and finally you have to tell if the word makes sense in the provided sentence. I think this was a very useful way to helping remember the words.
I have the say I didn't use the Roots part of the book. I didn't have enough time to get that far. So I can't say if that was helpful or not.
Overall, I'm VERY glad I bought this book because it even helped me learn a lot of words I hear everyday but didn't know their exact meanings. So helpful....more
This wasn't Gladwell's best book. I found it to be very repetitive and wondering when he was going to get to the juice! Even though I'm glad I read thThis wasn't Gladwell's best book. I found it to be very repetitive and wondering when he was going to get to the juice! Even though I'm glad I read the book because I think it transfered some good insight, I can't say that I would recommend it. The points I reiterated to my mother in about 15 minutes.
I'm not saying it will keep me from reading any more of his books because I just saw his newest a couple days ago and picked it up, I was just wanting more. ...more
FINALLY DONE! I have to say though that I didn't use every single page of this book so I can't speak for the book as a complete whole, but I used a loFINALLY DONE! I have to say though that I didn't use every single page of this book so I can't speak for the book as a complete whole, but I used a lot of it.
This book was helpful, but not extremely so. I found a couple of mistakes in the book and it made the practice sections three times longer than the actual sections of the GRE. For example, the practice sets for the math were 60 questions each, but when taking the test, you only do 20 questions at a time.
I do like that it warned me there will be a practice section I will have to take. Even though I wasn't able to tell which it was I liked that I was prepared to be there a little longer than I thought. I do wish it would have warned about the guidelines for actually taking the test. Like how you can't take off any articles of clothing during the test.
It would have been more helpful too if there was a math formula sheet to kind of know for the test. A lot of equations I had to look up or even completely forgot about and that could of helped a lot.
Overall, a pretty good resource. I'm very glad I purchased the book, I just think it'd be more helpful to add a couple of things. And make sure all the answers are correct....more
This book wasn't the best book I've ever read about writing, which I've only read a few, but it served it's purpose very well. It did exactly what youThis book wasn't the best book I've ever read about writing, which I've only read a few, but it served it's purpose very well. It did exactly what you expected - it gave a lot of solutions to writing problems.
At points it gives specific advice or techniques that might work well for some people, but I like the fact that it stresses to kind of 'do your own thing'. It realizes not the same thing works for everyone but it gives you solutions you can try. Some solutions are precise like using notecards to develop the order of your story. Or sorting information into certain files so they're easily accessible for when you need them. Other are more general and things that you can find ways to do yourself. I liked that we got both kinds of advice.
The author did a good job of talking about making your work interesting, and actually making his work interesting to read. Nothing's worse then being taught by a teacher who doesn't even use their own advice. Luckily, this book wasn't like that. Even though some of the interesting stuff (the stuff not very helpful just there to keep the reader interested) I think could have been left out, but there wasn't too much of that.
I also felt like some of the points trying to be made, weren't made very well. I couldn't exactly get what a certain story was supposed to convey or the point the author was making. Again, this didn't happen a lot, but I noticed it on several locations.
Overall, there's so much material in the back of the book that's it's an excellent resource! You can tell the author knows what they are talking about and has been in the profession for a while, because there are some really helpful guidelines throughout the book and other books to even reference in the back. Glad I was able to get a copy of this book!...more
I have to say that this book holds a lot of truth.
Not only are there interesting facts, backed facts too, but what Gladwell talks about hits home andI have to say that this book holds a lot of truth.
Not only are there interesting facts, backed facts too, but what Gladwell talks about hits home and makes sense. These things you wouldn't know without being informed, but once you know, everything seems to fall into place. It's almost like a 'duh' moment.
For me, the fact of simply working hard to get to the top, accompanied with circumstances, isn't something easily seen. For others it might be. I've always it takes a genius to be someone really important, but after showing us multiple circumstances, I now know that you just have to be smart and ambitious, mostly.
I would recommend for anyone to read this book. If you need an extra push to do what you've always wanted, or even just college students. I think it would help anyone a lot that feels lost or like they aren't getting anywhere.
I will definitely be reading this book in the future again, I'm sure. Thanks, Mr. Gladwell. You've helped me a lot....more