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For the Student Who Has Everything…

December 20th, 2007 · 9 comments

A Humble Holiday SuggestionHow to Become a Straight-A Student

Do you know a student who could benefit from a study skills makeover? Consider buying him or her a copy of How to Become a Straight-A Student for the new semester. This book, published by Random House earlier this year, details the study system that motivates all of the advice you find here on Study Hacks. Its chapters cover everything from time management, to note-taking, to paper writing — all based on my extensive interviews with over 50 straight-A students from a variety of majors and colleges.

To find out more, check out the 16 18 five-star reviews on Amazon or read this excerpt.

Still not convinced?

Here’s what reviewers at student newspapers across the country had to say about the book:

  • “This book was surprisingly realistic and easy to read. I read the entire thing within a few hours — I couldn’t help myself…Lately, my homework is getting done faster, my reading quicker, and my comprehension clearer. I haven’t had a headache yet, and I’ve been able to get at least six to eight hours of sleep a night.” (full review…)
    — Regis University Highlander
  • “The student-friendly mind-set is what sets this academic success manual apart from the countless others…The defining characteristic of this book is it does not ignore the fact that college students have an overwhelming tendency to procrastinate, sleep and have a good time, often putting grades at the bottom of the totem pole…How to Become a Straight-A Student equips the college student with an attainable, hands-on guidebook to do well in all classes, without becoming a caffeine-addicted recluse.” (full review…)
    — The Daily Texan, student paper of the Univeristy of Texas

  • “Newport’s words are a must-have for students…The book targets students’ weak spots and shows them how to improve. In fact, it’s already helped this reader.” (full review…)
    — The Battalion, student paper of Texas A&M

  • “Every college student should read How to Become a Straight-A Student.” (full review…)
    — The Central Connecticut State Recorder

How to Purchase

Click here to buy the book from Amazon. While there, check out my first book, How to Win at College, a newly-minted college advice classic, now in its 7th printing!

9 thoughts on “For the Student Who Has Everything…

  1. Gyanish says:

    You convinced me. I’m going to buy it as a gift for myself.

  2. MC says:

    Makes sure you use the “Tiny URL” URL.

  3. arctic.friday says:

    I bought a copy of this for a couple of friends throughout the last year, and originally a copy for myself; this just makes me want to buy another!

  4. Study Hacks says:

    You can never have too many copies! 🙂

  5. NRT says:

    Just bought the book, halfway done! Hopefully I can get better with the daily time management step… 5 mins. a day isn’t too bad though… Thanks!!! Will buy the other book shortly. =]

  6. Study Hacks says:

    NRT:

    Excellent. Us productivity blogger types spend so much time talking about time management sometimes we forget that just a few easy steps makes most of the difference.

    Hope the advice serves you well!

    – Cal

  7. Stephanie says:

    I bought a copy of this book on Christmas Eve and loved it! I’m a Junior in high school and the sudden surge of AP coursework left me at a stand still, but this book has been a great help so far. I’m almost done with my online courses. Thanks!

    – Stephanie

  8. Study Hacks says:

    @Stephanie:

    Excellent. I’m real curious how the advice ends up working for a high school course load. Keep me posted.

  9. Kare says:

    My goodness, I’ve spent over an hour looking for study tips on the web, and well, I found a guide but it would cost me a lot of money that I don’t have to buy it. So I checked out my local library’s website and found out that they had your study guide available to be put on hold. I put it on hold right away!

    I am a senior in high school and I can’t wait to get my hands on your book.. I might just go buy it tomorrow at my local bookstore. I’m hoping that it can help me with my upcoming diploma exams in a week… as I REALLY need the marks to get into university! Thank you for making this guide. 😀

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