For the Student Who Has Everything…December 20th, 2007 · 9 comments
A Humble Holiday Suggestion
Do you know a student who could benefit from a study skills makeover? Consider buying him or her a copy of How to Become a Straight-A Student for the new semester. This book, published by Random House earlier this year, details the study system that motivates all of the advice you find here on Study Hacks. Its chapters cover everything from time management, to note-taking, to paper writing — all based on my extensive interviews with over 50 straight-A students from a variety of majors and colleges.
Still not convinced?
Here’s what reviewers at student newspapers across the country had to say about the book:
- “This book was surprisingly realistic and easy to read. I read the entire thing within a few hours — I couldn’t help myself…Lately, my homework is getting done faster, my reading quicker, and my comprehension clearer. I haven’t had a headache yet, and I’ve been able to get at least six to eight hours of sleep a night.” (full review…)
— Regis University Highlander
“The student-friendly mind-set is what sets this academic success manual apart from the countless others…The defining characteristic of this book is it does not ignore the fact that college students have an overwhelming tendency to procrastinate, sleep and have a good time, often putting grades at the bottom of the totem pole…How to Become a Straight-A Student equips the college student with an attainable, hands-on guidebook to do well in all classes, without becoming a caffeine-addicted recluse.” (full review…)
— The Daily Texan, student paper of the Univeristy of Texas
“Newport’s words are a must-have for students…The book targets students’ weak spots and shows them how to improve. In fact, it’s already helped this reader.” (full review…)
— The Battalion, student paper of Texas A&M
“Every college student should read How to Become a Straight-A Student.” (full review…)
— The Central Connecticut State Recorder
How to Purchase