Straight-A Study Skills: More Than 200 Essential Strategies to Ace Your Exams, Boost Your Grades, and Achieve Lasting Academic Success

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Adams Media, Jan 18, 2013 - Education - 256 pages
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Strategies that will transform your grades!

Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don't have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using her experience as an educational consultant and a teacher, authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success. Through more than 200 entry-based strategies, you will learn all there is to know about strengthening your academic performance, including how to: Get the most out of class time. Find a note-taking system that works for you. Improve your writing skills and create compelling essays. Develop effective study habits. Choose the right classes and extracurricular activities. Prepare for standardized tests, quizzes, and final exams. This guide is broken down into quick and easy concepts, tactics, and tips that highlight essential information and allow you to quickly find the topics you need to focus on. With Straight-A Study Skills, you're guaranteed to sharpen your study skills, boost your grades, and position yourself for success!

 

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Contents

the Purpose of School and How to Master it
9
live life in the Classroom
11
Choose Courses Carefully
37
Build teacher Relationships
47
Manage time Efficiently
63
take Good Notes
77
Write Strong Research Papers
89
Write Compelling Essays
119
Study Effectively
141
Ace tests Quizzes and Final Exams
177
Excel Beyond the Classroom
199
taking a Standardized test
223
Resources
229
Study Calendar
237
INDex
247
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Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, MA, is an educational consultant and the author of The Everything Guide to Study Skills. She has worked as an assistant director of admission for both the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago and has taught SAT prep for Princeton Review.



Justin Muchnick attends Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts and has been practicing straight-A study skills his entire life. He is currently the youngest journalist for The Bootleg (http://stanford.scout.com), Stanford University's sports news website, where he publishes articles about college football.

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