• How to Become a Straight-A Student

  • The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (472 ratings)

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How to Become a Straight-A Student

By: Cal Newport
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
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Publisher's summary

Looking to jump-start your GPA? Most college students believe straight As 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.

Includes a PDF of Time Management Tips.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 Cal Newport (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“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, assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, Dartmouth College)

“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!)

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