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

ISBN-10: 0767922719
ISBN-13: 9780767922715
Edition: 2007
Authors: Cal Newport
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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.

Introduction
Study Basics
Manage Your Time in Five Minutes a Day
Declare War on Procrastination
Choose When, Where, and How Long
Cheat Sheet
Quizzes and Exams
Take Smart Notes
Demote Your Assignments
Marshal Your Resources
Conquer the Material
Invest in "Academic Disaster Insurance"
Provide "A+" Answers
The Plan in Action
Cheat Sheet
Essays and Papers
Target a Titillating Topic
Conduct a Thesis-Hunting Expedition
Seek a Second Opinion
Research like a Machine
Craft a Powerful Story
Consult Your Expert Panel
Write Without the Agony
Fix, Don't Fixate
The Plan in Action
Cheat Sheet
Conclusion
Acknowledgments

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