10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Narrated by: Thomas Frank
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Education & Learning
4.8 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 audiobook that will guide you through 10 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?

©2015 Thomas Frank (2016 Revised Edition) (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Very Helpful!

My daughter and I listened to this book on the way to college! It is the perfect length and the content is rich! I’m very hopeful that listening and talking about these things will help her have more confidence heading into her first year! Highly Recommend!

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An honest take on this amazing book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only was it full of good information and witty jokes (as with all the works of Thomas Frank), but it also really made a difference! One of the things I really wanted to work on was my ability to take notes while in a lecture, and to get better at active reading. When listening to this audiobook, I took notes the entire time! In doing so, I absorbed all of the information more efficiently, and actually discovered my own spin on note taking that I thoroughly enjoy. On another note, I believe this book is just long enough to give you all the information you need, but short enough to keep you interested (the condensed format really makes this a fantastic, and quick, read). I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in working on themselves and being a lifelong learner. Surprisingly, I’d even recommend it to people who already watch his YouTube channel. Even though he talks about everything in this book on his channel, the order of which the information is in, and how it has been refined, makes this book an amazing compliment to his YouTube videos!

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Excellent tips

Loved it. Great tips that I could have used years ago, but I will still use with modifications as I go into trade school. There were helpful reminders of concepts I forget to implement. I suppose I could relate easily because I'm a nerd...and a gamer. Might want to get a second opinion 🤔

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Awesome book!

Each step is well-explained and based on stuff university students actually go through and have to deal with in our academic life. Love it.

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Great book

Loved it, there is a lot of things that I have been doing incorectly for my entire freshman year. Now it's my time to turn it around. This book is very helpful for students that are struggling in mainteining grades or school workflow, and needing something as an guide line, this is the book to go!

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great tips for studying any phase of your life

well written to the point with great.examples. it helped me improve my study methods .

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Great Book! Good for long car rides!

I'm a college freshman and I live about 30 minutes from my school. I really got into Thomas's channel when I was in high school and I saw that he offered his book for free to his subscribers. After downloading the PDF, I quickly realized that I didn't have time to read another book on top of my textbooks, so I opted to get the audiobook version. This book is great to listen to on the way to school to get myself into the studious mindset, and I love seeing where I can apply what I learned in the morning throughout my day. Good read 10/10 would reccomend.

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Super Lit

Loved it! Tom is such a great narrator and this book has a lot of good and helpful info, not just wishy washy feel good stuff. It’s specific ideas that obviously have been used by real students before. Highly recommend!

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Effective

This book took my academic level to a whole new level. It not only help improve my grades but it inspired me to keep learning on my own time as well. I strongly recommend everyone reads & listens to this book AT LEAST once.

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This should be on every student's reading list

I wish I had read / listened to this book earlier. it would have saved me a lot of trouble.

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  • 10-13-18

Brilliant

Absolutely loved it! There was literally no filling in it, every sentence was a line of gold!

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  • Amit Seenanden
  • 08-10-18

Simple, easy to understand and effective

I've been a long time follower of Thomas Frank, and this, perhaps is one of his best works. Having already read the book, the tips, tricks and advice given in the book gives a clear picture of what you need to do to succeed, and with Frank's advice, the ideas are simple to implement in your life. Having listened to the book, I feel like I have absorbed more, as hearing the author himself read it feels more personal, and his informative yet friendly tone keeps the listener engaged throughout. Highly recommended to my fellow students and others alike!

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