Straight-A Study Skills: More Than 200 Essential Strategies to Ace Your Exams, Boost Your Grades, and Achieve Lasting Academic Success

Straight-A Study Skills: More Than 200 Essential Strategies to Ace Your Exams, Boost Your Grades, and Achieve Lasting Academic Success

by Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, Justin Ross Muchnick

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Strategies that will transform your grades!

Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don't have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using her experience as an educational consultant and a teacher, authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success. Through more than 200 entry-based strategies, you will learn all there is to know about strengthening your academic performance, including how to:
  • Get the most out of class time.
  • Find a note-taking system that works for you.
  • Improve your writing skills and create compelling essays.
  • Develop effective study habits.
  • Choose the right classes and extracurricular activities.
  • Prepare for standardized tests, quizzes, and final exams.

This guide is broken down into quick and easy concepts, tactics, and tips that highlight essential information and allow you to quickly find the topics you need to focus on. With Straight-A Study Skills, you're guaranteed to sharpen your study skills, boost your grades, and position yourself for success!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440552472
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 946,410
File size: 669 KB

About the Author

Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick, MA, is an educational consultant and the author of The Everything Guide to Study Skills. She has worked as an assistant director of admission for both the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago and has taught SAT prep for Princeton Review.

Justin Muchnick attends Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts and has been practicing straight-A study skills his entire life. He is currently the youngest journalist for The Bootleg (, Stanford University's sports news website, where he publishes articles about college football.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Purpose of School and How to Master It 9

Chapter 1 Live Life in the Classroom 11

Chapter 2 Choose Courses Carefully 37

Chapter 3 Build Teacher Relationships 47

Chapter 4 Manage Time Efficiently 63

Chapter 5 Take Good Notes 77

Chapter 6 Write Strong Research Papers 89

Chapter 7 Write Compelling Essays 119

Chapter 8 Study Effectively 141

Chapter 9 Ace Tests, Quizzes, and Final Exams 177

Chapter 10 Excel Beyond the Classroom 199

Appendix A Taking a Standardized Test 223

Appendix B Resources 229

Appendix C Study Calendar 237

Index 247

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