What I have been reading this summer at home for fun….

I this habit of getting on a tangent and then exhausting it….so when a student recommend the book Deep Work

http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

it had such a long wait at the library, I had to look up all his other books and read those while I was waiting:

http://calnewport.com/books/

How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country’s Top Students

I feel this one has some pretty interesting strategies that I wished I knew back in the day…

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Looking to jumpstart your G.P.A? Most college students believe that straight As can only be achieved through cramming and painful all-nighters. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals the proven study secrets used by real straight-A students across the country. You will learn how to:

  • Streamline your study habits to learn more in less time.
  • Take smarter notes (Hint: Less is more).
  • Provide A+ answers on quizzes and exams.
  • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not.
  • Choose an A-worthy paper topic.
  • Write stellar prose without the agony.
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