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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Narrated by: Thomas Frank
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it’ll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty audiobook that will guide you through 10 steps to achieving those goals:

  • Pay better attention in class
  • Take more effective notes
  • Get more out of your textbooks
  • Plan like a general
  • Build a better study environment
  • Fight entropy and stay organized
  • Defeat procrastination
  • Study smarter
  • Write better papers
  • Make group projects suck less

Whether you’re in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you’re a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you’re a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

©2015 Thomas Frank (2016 Revised Edition) (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved it! There was literally no filling in it, every sentence was a line of gold!

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Simple, easy to understand and effective

I've been a long time follower of Thomas Frank, and this, perhaps is one of his best works.

Having already read the book, the tips, tricks and advice given in the book gives a clear picture of what you need to do to succeed, and with Frank's advice, the ideas are simple to implement in your life.

Having listened to the book, I feel like I have absorbed more, as hearing the author himself read it feels more personal, and his informative yet friendly tone keeps the listener engaged throughout.

Highly recommended to my fellow students and others alike!

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  • doug miller
  • 19-08-18

Very Helpful!

My daughter and I listened to this book on the way to college!

It is the perfect length and the content is rich! I’m very hopeful that listening and talking about these things will help her have more confidence heading into her first year! Highly Recommend!

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  • Neokanobi
  • 19-11-19

great tips for studying any phase of your life

well written to the point with great.examples. it helped me improve my study methods .

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  • P. Fulmer
  • 15-11-19

Great Book! Good for long car rides!

I'm a college freshman and I live about 30 minutes from my school. I really got into Thomas's channel when I was in high school and I saw that he offered his book for free to his subscribers. After downloading the PDF, I quickly realized that I didn't have time to read another book on top of my textbooks, so I opted to get the audiobook version. This book is great to listen to on the way to school to get myself into the studious mindset, and I love seeing where I can apply what I learned in the morning throughout my day. Good read 10/10 would reccomend.

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  • harrison carr
  • 24-10-19

Super Lit

Loved it! Tom is such a great narrator and this book has a lot of good and helpful info, not just wishy washy feel good stuff. It’s specific ideas that obviously have been used by real students before. Highly recommend!

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  • Ryan van der veer
  • 14-10-19

shallow

Not worth listening to, book felt rushed and without proper detail on subjects coverd. Expected more

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  • Ilan Dexter
  • 15-08-19

Effective

This book took my academic level to a whole new level. It not only help improve my grades but it inspired me to keep learning on my own time as well. I strongly recommend everyone reads & listens to this book AT LEAST once.

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  • Elizabeth Boahen
  • 28-06-19

This should be on every student's reading list

I wish I had read / listened to this book earlier. it would have saved me a lot of trouble.

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  • Gabriella M.
  • 19-05-19

Very helpful for students

All the chapters are very applicable to both high school and college, with great tips for studying and organizing.

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  • Islam Ashour
  • 16-05-19

Great to get back to what matters

When I read the physical book the first time, I didn't retain enough info to put my head around. When I bought the audiobook (finally) I started to change my habits bit by bit. Even when I am in college and dedicated to being a pro graphic designer, I still chose to go what Thomas says. I have been following him for a long time and let's just say that he needs to write more books soon!

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  • Willem Coetzee
  • 01-05-19

Definitely Recommended for ALL Students

Great list and extremely intuitive with a fun educational atmosphere. Applicable to any University/College student looking to improve themselves or their studies.