How to Become a Straight-A Student

The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Paperback, 224 pages

English language

Published Dec. 26, 2006 by Broadway.

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3 stars

I read this hoping for some side material on memory, but was disappointed to find it entirely lacking. It did suggest using flash cards, but didn't delve into or reference any of the literature supporting why flash cards work or how to use them best.

The book certainly wasn't aimed at me in general, as most of the material seemed like common sense, though it was common sense that most students choose to eschew or ignore though they know it well. It's the academic equivalent of saying that smoking and fast food are bad for you while knowing that most people will ignore the advice.

Some of the time management material is simply a watered down or vastly simplified version of things like GTD (Getting Things Done) or similar devices. There are a few useful bon mots for the totally clueless, but I'm glad I sped read through it, so …


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