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Publisher's Summary

Discover the best methods to raise IQ and optimize academic performance. This book will make you smarter, able to learn faster and think better. It reveals the methods used to get straight As at Stanford and 99 percent on medical school exams. Learning methods such as SIRS, flashcards, word play, word associations, mnemonics, walk and talk, shadowing, neurogenesis, angiogenesis, mitochondrial biogenesis, brain glycogen, verbal skills, thinking strategies, condensed notes, how to read a book, speed reading, and much more are discussed.

©2014 Peter Rogers (P)2015 Peter Rogers

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Not what I expected

I got this for my kids, 11 and 13, and we started listening in the car on the way to school. It was meant to inspire them and give them tips to improve study methods. It was advertised as a teenage version, which I took to mean that it would be accessible to younger audience. What I found was that it was full of swearwords, used unnecessarily and gratuitously. We could not continue with the book, despite whatever pearls of wisdom may have been hidden within.

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Great!

One of the best books about learning!!! And one of the few I listened to again right after I finished it. Highly recommended!

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Superb

Love the book. Really fun to hear. The narrator is really engaging and it definitely bring the book to life.

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Several effective methods!

Best book I have ever read/listened to about studying methods. I was skeptical in the beginning because of the unnecessary funny comments (though I admit I found myself laughing at some comments towards the second half of the book), but I am glad I finished the book. Now I feel ready and confident about creating a study plan for myself!

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I'm not a teenager, and I thought it was great!

Because this version was targeted toward keeping teenagers interested, the narrator used great, engaging tonal narration and kept it interesting. I wish more audiobooks were this engaging.

The humor was clearly targeted towards teenagers.

The topics included several gems!

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  • Mark S.
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • 03-20-16

His methods really do work.

First couple of weeks into my doctorate I was getting high C's/low B's on exams. Within two weeks of listening to this audiobook and incorporating some of his study habits, my very next two exams were A's. The first two in that specific class were a D & B prior to using his methods. It really is a way to succeed in academics and in learning. Period. Highly recommend.

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  • Hgeorge
  • Mount Shasta, CA, United States
  • 02-01-16

This changed my perceived potential

Would you listen to Straight A at Stanford and on to Harvard: Teenager Version again? Why?

I gained so much technique from the first read that I will be reading this again.

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Colorful and engaging this has catapulted my effort to a more productive level.

Which character – as performed by Jared Wekenman – was your favorite?

The author has seen the downside of being a struggling student and demonstrates that a struggle is what inspired him to take up the challenge of overcoming his own limits.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed a lot as I could see my own shortcomings and the hope of overcoming them.

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Highly Recommend

As a current medical student, I found this audiobook just when I needed it! This is an easy listen that's quippy, encouraging and full of great quotes. Furthermore, Dr. Rogers has validated many of my own fears and frustrations of being a "hyperactive" student while having provided motivation, insight and optimism for turning my academic performance around. I think any motivated student would be foolish not to heed the advice and study strategies outlined. I only wish that this was available in the unabridged and/or adult version (and that I was somehow getting paid for my review.) But in all seriousness, I look forward to using this as a pseudo coach as I prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam later this year.