How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

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Broadway Books, 2007 - Education - 217 pages
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Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to:

Streamline and maximize your study time
Conquer procrastination
Absorb the material quickly and effectively
Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not
Target the paper topics that wow professors
Provide A+ answers on exams
Write stellar prose without the agony

A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

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Extremely useful studying and thinking advice. - Goodreads
Good tips, specially about the quiz-and-recall method - Goodreads
good general advice. - Goodreads
This is FULL of very helpful advice. - Goodreads
The advice was solid. - Goodreads

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Excellent advice, especially on writing research papers. Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

While some of the tips in this book were mere common sense, I appreciated the systematic approach towards the most challenging aspects of academic life. Besides, even common sense can slip by the ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Cal Newport graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth in 2004, where, using the strategies outlined in this book, he earned thirty-six straight A's in a row. Also the author of How to Win at College, he is studying for his Ph.D. in computer science at MIT.

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