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

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Crown, Dec 26, 2006 - Study Aids - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - berezovskyi - LibraryThing

I read the book quickly today as am finishing my master's to check if I learned what I should have learned during my studies and it seems fairly consistent. Some of those lessons I learned the hard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice210 - LibraryThing

I got a lot out of this book, especially the first part on time management which is invaluable. I am so much more productive now that I can identify "pseudowork" and avoid it. Life. Changing. Read full review

Contents

Study Basics
11
Quizzes and Exams
65
Step 1
159
Step 4
184
Step 6
196
Step7
208
Acknowledgments
217
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About the author (2006)

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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