How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less Paperback – 26 December 2006
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- Publisher : Crown (26 December 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0767922719
- ISBN-13 : 978-0767922715
- Item Weight : 159 g
- Dimensions : 13 x 1.17 x 20.04 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I won't recommend this book for students in india.
By praveen chauhan on 3 March 2019
Only con about the book that i received is that its only been a week since i received this and the book is starting to worn out.
The glue that holds the cover and pages is not good and also the quality of pages and cover is not that good considering the price of this book.
I have other books from this author and all of them except this have decent to good quality.
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The book treats technical and non-technical courses separately for much of the content, which will be useful for the time-poor students who are the target audience - you can skip large chunks that are not relevant to you.
I thought the approach to a writing assignment was excellent. The emphasis on letting your unconscious do some of the hard work is appropriate I think. And having a "System" will help students overcome procrastination.
Worth a look for anyone finding the going in college difficult.
I can also thoroughly recommend you also listen to or read Cal's other book about competence and finding your way in life. I love the idea you should be focused on ability and competence rather than all that guff about tricking your way through interviews, networking, and all that stuff those looking for work are told to do. You know what? Those tricks and scams just don't work. Read Cal Newports book "So Good They Can't Ignore You" for a whole new ethical appraoch to getting the right jobs for you.
This book has done wonders for me. I was your average laid back student, averaging mediocre grades (50%) in most modules. After applying the methodology outline from this book I managed to score 68% and 69% in my January exams - and they were tough modules!
The beauty in this book is its efficiency and the insight of how academics actually think.
I'd highly recommend this book.