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13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks: Book Review

13 steps to bloody good marks

Ashwin Sanghi is seemingly enjoying his days away from Mythology; his latest works include of non-fiction books on issues that really matter. Ashwin Sanghi recently wrote on Finance and this time it is Education. With 13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks, Ashwin Sanghi is aiming to build a younger audience base; with his new book, catering to students, Ashwin will surely become one of those few authors, whose work is enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Ashwin’s work with Mythology has given the young and old an experience like never before, also referred to as Dan Brown of India, Ashwin Sanghi is someone who has made Mythology interesting and fun experience for many.

13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks comes after 13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck; Ashwin as an author is someone, who believes in numerology and other similar stuff and his works are now getting inspired from his interests. The reason Ashwin points out “13 Steps” can be found in ancient scriptures and books. Many consider 13 to be  in-auspicious number but it has significant importance when seen from the time, space and mythology point of view. 13 steps to bloody good marks

13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks is a co-author project, let’s have a look at the Authors:13 steps to bloody good marks

Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest-selling authors of English fiction. He has written several bestsellers (The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, The Sialkot Saga), a New York Times bestselling crime thriller called Private India (and its sequel Private Delhi), together with James Patterson. Sanghi has also penned a non-fiction title, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck and co-authored 13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth. He was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and is a winner of the Crossword Popular Choice Award. 

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Ashok L. Rajani was educated in St. Mary’s High School, Chennai, Loyola College, Chennai and College of Engineering, Guindy. He joined Andhra Bank as a departmental officer in 1978, took the banking exam (CAIIB), completed an MBA (Finance) and went on to teach in the bank’s Staff Training College. After retiring, he taught himself the APA guidelines and edited engineering-related technical papers and Ph.D. theses of Indian and international candidates. He also taught freelance classes on communication skills and management for B.B.A. and M.B.A. students while editing several books for Indian, British and American authors.


The blurb of 13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks:

Students who get good marks are those who are brilliant or those who are cram.
True or False?
False! There are also students who simply study smart.

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The Indian education system is a minefield. Negotiating this minefield and emerging with flying colors is a source of great strain and anxiety for Indian pupils and parents alike. Who can guide students to develop good study habits and thus get better results?
Enter 13 steps to bloody good marks.

13 steps to bloody good marks

After the stupendous success of 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck and 13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi (along with co-author, Ashok Rajani) presents a power-packed little book–13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks– that provides simple, straightforward and effective steps that are a sure-fire way to obtain Bloody Good Marks! Source

Book Review:  13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks

13 steps to bloody good marks is one of the many ’13 steps’ books by Ashwin Sanghi following 13 steps to Bloody Good Luck’ and ’13 steps to bloody good wealth’. It is an apt title for this book that doesn’t give you shortcuts but defines paradigm one can follow to achieve good marks. This is my first Ashwin Sanghi book and initially, I was skeptical to pick it up thinking  “what could it tell me that I didn’t already know?” Being a student who got averagely good marks, of course, I also wanted to score high, so I got curious and picked it up.

I think all students need to read 13 steps to bloody good marks to get an idea about how to prepare for your next exam. Even if you can’t incorporate everything into your schedule, even a few tips would help you get better marks and that’s all we need, right? What I liked about the book is that it doesn’t discourage people who fail to understand the basic concepts but talks empathically about the problems that students face.

13 steps to bloody good marks

13 steps to bloody good marks is basically the GPS for scoring high. It shares with you what routes to take, what to avoid, what to change and how to study right! It goes as deep as to suggest the snacks you should be munching on, all based on research and concrete facts though. The book, 13 Steps to bloody good marks, is neatly classified into segments each discussing important points like why students find lectures boring, how to overcome that etc. These are not wildly made assumptions but the result of thorough research.

It seems like Ashwin Sanghi was right in choosing Ashok Rajani as the co-author because his expertise in the field made this book, 13 steps to bloody good marks, conspicuously helpful. I was constantly comparing the methods shared with methods that I follow for studies and multitude of them were similar. 13 steps to bloody Good Marks is divided into 13 chapters, each talking about a specific ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’ with examples and diagrams to help you understand better what is being conveyed. And there is a bonus chapter as well.

13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks started with an inspiring story of a man named Srikanth who was born blind in a village in Andhra Pradesh. The first story was all it took to confirm my beliefs that this was not going to be a boring self-help book, that I would have to boringly wade through. 13 steps to bloody good marks was bloody interesting and helpful too. I thought about the tips, the posture, the forgetting curve, and schedule. The memorization part and understanding concepts were also helpful.

13 steps to bloody good marks

The writing is what made this book so easy to read. The language is clear and the author uses bullet points to classify each instruction. There was no info dump, just simple language and use of examples and stories to stress on a point. In fact, I learned some informative stuff reading this book I especially appreciated the puns and humor the author adds to make the book less bland. 13 steps to bloody good marks lack in only one aspect and that would be the end note where they repeat everything that happened in the chapter. Yes, the outlay of chapters may be helpful to some who just skimmed past the book but to me, it felt like repetition.

ERROR FREE is certainly the Unique Selling Proportion of this book. In the modern world, where books are ridden with grammatical and printing errors, this book was a sigh of relief. The editor did a good job and even the price of the book is reasonable. It is easily affordable, the cover is great. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t buy and read 13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks. I am actually going to follow the steps mentioned while preparing for my next exam and maybe these 13 steps would help me get bloody good marks.

Ashwin Sanghi is India’s one of the highest selling authors who has written many bestsellers. He was also added to the Celebrity 100 list by Forbes India. Ashwin Sanghi wrote 13 steps to bloody good marks after being inspired by a student who wondered if a ’13 step’ book could be written to help students.

13 steps to bloody good marks

Ashok L. Rajani has been a teacher in Bank’s Staff training college and has given freelance classes on communication skills and management to BBA and MBA students. He has edited many books for Indian, British and American authors as well. He started communicating with Ashwin Sanghi during the editing of 13 steps to bloody Good luck and afterward when Ashwin decides to write ’13 steps to bloody good marks’, he approached Ashok. The rest is history.

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Pallavi Sareen

Pallavi Sareen is an avid reader, a harsh critic, a part-time book blogger and an all time dreamer who spends her time lost in fictional worlds. A lover of old music who is socially awkward in real life, she is an art-lover and big fan of Vincent Van Gogh. Currently, at the age of 18, she is pursuing her education in the field of Commerce.

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