How to Become a Straight-A Student - Cal Newport

How to Become a Straight-A Student

By Cal Newport

  • Release Date: 2006-12-26
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4.5
From 94 Ratings


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.


  • Great overview, not a specific "study skills" book

    By Cdrummer4
    The author references two books in the beginning of this book. He contrasts his book with these two says the methods described in his are more realistic to achieve. I'm going to use this book as an outline but I'm going to read the other two books if I need more specific study skills and strategies.
  • Nice tips, kind of repetitive

    By Jaime Cruz
    I found this book had some great tips and very well structured so one can put them in action with ease. For me, however, the tips and advice from the author were very obvious, I am not certain if it is just me or they are indeed ovbious. Reading it and puting it on the top of your mind does help a lot. Great book! A must read for every student striving for 4.0!