3 out of 4 stars
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The Journey to Becoming a Great Student is a memoir by Awosanya Yusuff Adewale. He urges young ones to remember the importance of education. He aims to inspire them to enjoy their academic careers.
It seems like the current generation no longer values educations. We hear of outstanding achievers who have reached their dreams without earning that cumbersome degree. Why work hard to earn a university or college degree? The Journey to Becoming a Great Student is here to give you those reasons. It explains what you can gain from going through college, including some reasons that are not so obvious. Through the author's unique experiences as a student, he demonstrates how students can savour the challenges that come with college. The author states, "I strongly believe everyone’s story can help someone else, so read and enjoy my rollercoaster journey through my academic years. I am certain you will learn from it and be inspired as a result."
The Journey to Becoming a Great Student was a pleasure to read. The author uses his experiences to effectively drive home points. Despite his impressive accomplishments, he is not aloof in the narration of his story. This humility enabled me to relate to his struggles. For example, he keeps repeating that he considers himself to be an average student, that it was in fact hard work that got him where he is, not inherent brilliance. Furthermore, he uses wit, humour, and simple diction to bring his story to life.
Did the book reach the author's aim? Well, it helped me to change my attitude. As a third year university student, I usually drag myself through studying, assignments, and tests. After reading this book, I learned to view the challenges that come my way as opportunities to grow and learn. I no longer begrudge the sacrifices I have to make. I have a clear goal in mind, and that helps me to enjoy my moments at school. It is all thanks to this book. However, I am not so sure that it would convince someone who is set on finding success without a degree to change their mind. The author does give valid points about the benefits of college education, but one could argue that there are ways to reap the same benefits without college.
I would love to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. Sadly, it has a number of spelling and grammar mistakes. This leads me to to rate it 3 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to teenagers and young adults. The Journey to Becoming a Great Student will help you to rekindle your passion for learning.
The Journey to Becoming a Great Student
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