Books :: Straight-A
How To Become a Straight-A Student:
The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score
High While Studying Less
- (Broadway Books, December 2006)
- 224 Pages
- ISBN: 978-0-7679-2271-5
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Praise from student newspapers:
"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."
-- 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."
-- 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."
-- The Battalion, student paper of Texas A&M
"Every college student should read How to Become a Straight-A Student
-- The Central Connecticut State Recorder
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"[This book] will help your college student achieve with more confidence, more organization and less stress. Cal Newport has really nailed it with these strategies."
-- Denise Witmer, About.com Parenting of Adolescents Guide
Selected as one of the Top 10 Books for Teens
-- Teen Mag
"A smart, concise, fun, and above all informative guide on how to ace college
by being smarter about how to work...This book is a must-have for anyone who
wants to do well at college and enjoy it too."
-- M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Professor and Former Assistant Dean for PreMajor Advising at Dartmouth College
"Cal Newport has written a brilliant guide to succeeding at college,
both at an academic and personal level. His book reveals the secret to
getting straight A's while still living a balanced life."
-- Devi Sridhar, PhD, Youngest American Rhodes Scholar in the History
of the Program.
"This book delivers on its title 100 Percent. I wish I'd had a copy when I was in
college -- I would have had a better GPA and a better social life!"
-- Jason Ryan Dorsey, author of My Reality Check Bounced!
Looking to jumpstart your G.P.A? Most college students believe that straight As can only
be achieved through cramming and painful all-nighters.
But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don't study harder -- they study smarter.
A breakthrough approach to acing assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers,
How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals the proven study secrets used by
real straight-A students across the country. You will learn how to:
- Streamline your study habits to learn more in less time.
- Take smarter notes (Hint: Less is more).
- Provide A+ answers on quizzes and exams.
- Know which reading assignments are critical -- and which are not.
- Choose an A-worthy paper topic.
- 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
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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