This Book Will Not Be on the Test is a fun and practical explanation of the motivation, study skills, and planning you’ll need to get your money’s worth in school and succeed in life. Reading it could save your family tens of thousands of dollars on college.


Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE

“As college costs continue to soar, it’s become even more important to get the most out of your time on campus. You can get on top of schoolwork, participate in rewarding extracurriculars, and prepare yourself for an exciting post-college life by following the steps in this smart, practical book.”

  • Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive
Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour

“Paul Rivas has a gift for understanding what it takes to unlock a young person’s academic potential. In this book is his invaluable guidance, for every type learner: something every college-bound student, and their parents, should read.”

  • Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour
Ulrich Boser, author of LEARN BETTER

“A tremendous, on-the-ground application of the science of learning that entertains and inspires.”

  • Ulrich Boser, Author of Learn Better
Stephen Chew, Samford University Psychology Chair

“Paul Rivas takes research about how people learn and translates it into effective practices that students can implement and use to succeed in their classes.”

  • Stephen L. Chew, Samford University Psychology Professor and Chair
Ryan Spilborghs, MLB Radio

“Every kid who wants to be a college athlete should read This Book…

  • Ryan Spilborghs, former Major League Baseball player
Nomvula Mbambo, Brown '17 & OWLAG '12

This Book… is exactly what international students need to thrive in American universities.”

  • Nomvula Mbambo, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls ’12, Brown University ’17