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.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Crown, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780767927192


Offers time-management strategies, tips on taking tests, techniques for writing essays better and faster, and self-assessment tests to help students analyze their study skills.
Genre: Education, Editor: Random House of Canada, Pages: 217 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0767922719


Offers time-management strategies, tips on taking tests, techniques for writing essays better and faster, and self-assessment tests to help students analyze their study skills.
Genre: Reference, Editor: Three Rivers Press, Pages: 217 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780767922715


The essential guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students “Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life.”—Money How can you graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, gain access to the best post-college opportunities, and still have a life? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of your class. These often surprising strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving you can be successful and still have time for fun, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting and edge on life after graduation. “This deliberately provocative book is a good way for a smart student to see how out-of-the-box thinking can lead to success in college.”—Seattle Times
Genre: Education, Editor: Crown, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780767920223


Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Crown, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780307715814


You study hard. You memorize. You work at a problem over and over until it feels like your head is going to explode. You think, finally I'm ready for the big test. And you still don't make the grade. Relax. The truth is, Dr. Gordon Green knows exactly how you feel. He was a bright student. And he studied hard, too. But he struggled his freshman year at college anyway. What happened? He developed a unique ten-step program based on the simple principle that academic success is not so much a question of how hard you study, but how smart you study. Did it work? After college, Dr. Green went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics at a prestigious university--all the while maintaining straight A's! Thousands of student have benefited from his program. How he has adapted his study methods to apply to you. This is an easy, do-it-yourself guide to help you turn frustration into success. Topics include: How to get the most out of what you need How to budget your time How to take a test Keys to developing effective study habits It's not enough to survive school. This guide will help you excel. And remember: There is no such thing as a mediocre student. Only mediocre results. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Genre: Education, Editor: Forge Books, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781466801776


Reap the rewards of a higher GPA without sacrificing your sanity or your social life! If “I studied all night and I still didn’t ace the test” is your mantra, this witty study guide will help you pinpoint your personal learning style, prevent study mishaps, and work to your strengths. Using the best research on memory and the brain, Study Smart, Study Less offers easy techniques to help you: • absorb info quickly • remember it accurately • create a successful study space • put together a productive study group • use interactive games to master tough material • identify pitfalls—and avoid falling into them • and stop overstudying (no—this isn’t a typo) By learning how to learn, you’ll not only feel smarter, you’ll be smarter.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Ten Speed Press, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781607740469


Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, Make group projects suck less, Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?
Genre: College student orientation, Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, Pages: 164 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1517004446


Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers
Genre: Reference, Editor: Crown, Pages: 274 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: PSU:000022147967


Discusses basic study skills and suggests methods for taking notes, writing term papers, and preparing for tests
Genre: Examinations, Editor: Lyle Stuart, Pages: 172 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0818405716