Book Review of How to Become a Straight-A Student
How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
Most students believe that the key to better grades is to study through the brute force of rote memorization, requiring long days and nights with their faces in the books. This is completely untrue, often learned from parents or teachers who had never themselves learned how to be smart and effective in their studies. Cal Newport conveys in this book the keys to set you free and on the path to excellent grades and putting effort into what actually works.
In How to Become a Straight-A Student 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
This book is not only a guide for success in school, but useful in life, especially in fields where there is a lot of recurrent training or the need to take courses in order to move up in the ranks. The teachings on time management and better writing are truly essential for success in school and on the job.
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