Saturday, August 13, 2016

ebook review: Everything you need to know about American History

An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in American history class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in American history class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes—noting those crucial  “you will get tested on these” facts—but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into her notebook. Part “CliffsNotes,” part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace american history.
Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school American history teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award.

My Review:

Oh my god, I love this book. First of all, it's Emily Lestrange styled pages with an educational twist. If you are in school or know someone who is, definitely get this book. I have a sister who's really good at school and probably doesn't need this book, but I'm gonna get it for her anyway. The only thing that I didn't like about this book is that it wasn't the physical copy. You better believe I'm getting one for my own shelves too.

I LOVE that there are Check your Knowledge pages at the end of chapters, so I'll definitely be keeping this around for when my daughter gets to school age. The maps are uncomplicated and color coded, the font is easy to read and key words are bolded and highlighted, and the overall spacing of everything takes advantage of the space the pages have without seeming too cluttered or overwhelming. 

As I was looking through this, I found several things I either never learned or never paid attention to in class. So let's keep a tally of the copies I'm getting: Sister, daughter, know what? I'll get another copy for my older sister and if she likes it she can get another copy for HER kids. so four. And honestly, the price that this is going for is SO worth it. Friends who frequent Barnes and Noble know this price is practically a steal.

Do you think the author was good at English and Math too?

I got an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Now go buy this book.

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