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

By Cal Newport

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767922715, 216pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2006


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.

About the Author
Cal Newport, PhD, is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He also runs the popular website "Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success".

Praise For How to Become a Straight-A Student

“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!

“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 PreMajor Advising, Dartmouth College