In a course at a college level, if you read the text book from front to back instead of just using it for reference it seems to not help the grade? What do you think? P.S. EDIT: and just put this in a reply to the first person to answer: That, the book must be EVIL: The teacher told us, you just listen to the lecture and that's you should know for the test. Just listen to the lecture, and that's all he says. Never opened the book once for the math class and got an A, but in a different math class, read the book from front to back, spent so much time reading that there was none left to even study for the tests, and was not into the lecture at all because of reading the book so very much, and that semester was not that great grade wise.