- 出版社: Three Rivers Press; paperback (2006年12月26日)
- 平装: 224页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0767922719
- 条形码: 9780767922715
- 商品尺寸: 13.1 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- 商品重量: 159 g
- 品牌: Three Rivers Press
- ASIN: 0767922719
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How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less (英语) 平装 – 2006年12月26日
“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
“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!
Cal Newport graduated from Dartmouth College, earned a Ph.D. from MIT, and is now an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He’s the author of five books, including most recently the Wall Street Journal business bestseller Deep Work. He also runs the popular blog Study Hacks, which explores the impact of technology on our ability to perform productive work and lead satisfying lives. His contrarian ideas have been featured on many major media platforms, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist and NPR. Visit him online at calnewport.com.
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I'll share details about my experience. I achieved straight A's before, occasionally in high school and consistently at technical college, but never at a university. I could no longer skate by with taking good notes and the occasional last-minute cram session. This book helped me most with one of the key points of academic success: time management. This book offers an almost foolproof time and task management system when followed closely. You'll also find techniques for studying, writing papers, avoiding procrastination, taking exams, doing homework problem sets, and it works for any major. I'm a computer science major, and this book would work just as well for a political science, history, biology, education, or engineering major. I could take the study techniques and apply them to writing a program, for example.
I said that you don't have to read the entire thing, and that's true. I skimmed some sections, while I thoroughly read and re-read some other sections to ensure I absorbed everything. I'll also say that you don't have to stick to this book 100% of the time, that would be impossible, and the author knows it. Stuff happens, sometimes you simply don't have enough time. The techniques in this book can be resumed after weeks of neglect. I stuck to this book about 60% of the time over this last semester, the rest of the time I was in a never-ending loop of procrastination and last-minute study/programming marathons. When I got tired of that, I would return to the system and be back on track in no time.
This book doesn't make it effortless, academic success is still hard work for most. Those to whom it comes naturally are either in piece-of-cake majors, are flat-out geniuses, or, most likely, are employing the tactics listed in this book! Cal Newport interviews straight-A students from the top schools in the nation and shares their tactics with you. This book gives you all of the tools you will need to improve your grades in college, while having more free time!
Are you a good student but want to be a great student? Get the book. Are you a nervous high school senior who doesn't know what to expect in college but wants to hit the ground running? Get the book. Are you struggling to manage all your coursework and you simply feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Get the book. It's one of the best investments you'll make. Will you actually get all A's? Maybe not. Will your grades go up if you read this book and actively use the tools it provides? Definitely.
This year I have surprisingly become the top student in class. My instructor has said several times I'm the top student (grade wise). I made the only 100 last test lol.
I was a terrible student before this and after reading this book things changed.
Buy this book if your struggling with university or community college like I was.
Like I said, however, this is a good book full of useful tips and strategies to manage ones time and grades in college.