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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades by Thomas Frank

By Thomas Frank

Becoming a more desirable learner and boosting your productiveness can assist you earn greater grades - yet it’ll additionally scale back in your examine time. this can be a brief, meaty e-book that may consultant you thru ten steps to reaching these goals:

  • Pay higher awareness in class
  • Take more advantageous notes
  • Get extra from your textbooks
  • Plan like a general
  • Build a greater research environment
  • Fight entropy and remain organized
  • Defeat Procrastination
  • Study smarter
  • Write larger papers
  • Make team initiatives suck less

Whether you’re in university or highschool, this ebook will most likely assist you. yet now not if you’re a raccoon. i need to be very transparent approximately that; if you’re a raccoon, please purchase a unique e-book. This one will do completely not anything for you. How did you even learn how to learn, anyway?

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In reality, it takes you 1 hour and 15 minutes. 67. Over time, you won’t need to do the math anymore; you just get better at making accurate time estimates. In fact, I never did the math. As a student, I started trying to make better predictions before I ever heard about the Fudge Ratio, and the way I did it was to simply try to be mindful of how long it took me to get things done. I also tried to predict potential setbacks, distractions, and other things that might derail me from the “best case” scenario.

To get started, pull together any and all class documents, notes, and learning materials that pertain to the test. These include: • • • • • • Your syllabus, assuming it includes assignments/readings/test details Class handouts Lecture slides, if they’re available to you Your own notes Homework assignments Your textbook Now your ammo is well-stocked. Time to formulate a plan of attack. 62 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) Step 2: Identify What’s Important and Build a Study Guide Use the details from your syllabus and other materials handed out by your professor to start making a list of the most important topics that you think will be covered on the test.

When it comes to writing, reading, or studying, it’s a different story. At that point, I need music that’s 99% instrumental, and it needs to be somewhat calm. I can recommend several artists if you’re looking to expand your selections: • • • • 65daysofstatic - electronic-influenced post-rock Jordan Tice - instrumental bluegrass Pretty Lights - chill electronic Balmorhea - post-rock …and if I don’t stop myself, I could probably fill another book with recommendations (I like curating music). Actually, a lot of my favorite study music picks are individual tracks off of albums that wouldn’t otherwise be fit for studying; for example, many metal bands have one or two instrumental tracks or interludes in the middle of their albums.

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