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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Written by: Thomas Frank
Narrated by: Thomas Frank
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Publisher's 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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Great tips for any students

I loved the book. It helped me a lot working on my motivation. The content was good, the pacing was good and the narrator, Thomas Frank (the author) was entertaining. He had a good rhythm and good intonation. Even if English isn't't my first language, everything was clear and easy to grasp. There was great efforts put into this book to keep it short and simple.

Although it might be a matter of opinion, I wasn't a fan of the comical elements in the book, though they were nice little breaks in the midst of the reading.

Finally, I must say the Audio Book might not be the best support for this has many screenshots and visual content. The paper version of the this book is a nice addition simply for that. If you don't want another version of the book, most of the content can the found on Thomas Frank website : https://collegeinfogeek.com

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone student or person wanting to work on his motivation or productivity. It's simply that great.

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Awesome resource!

I really appreciated this book as I have been back to school after a long time. The book is full of tips and great ressources. I really recommend it to any student!

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Informative and humorous

A great book for anyone looking to improve their time in school. If you're someone like me who has already seen tons of productivity advice and watched a lot of Tom's videos then a lot of it will be stuff you heard before but I was still able to glean some new things from the book nonetheless.

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Fast & Effective

Helped identity what I am doing well, where I can improve, and methods/apps to try to improve my work flow.

The narrative/author was like having the kind of friend I want around me all the time; super helpful ideas presented with humour and easy to follow instructions to apply right away.

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Highly Recommended for Students

I have been a subscriber to Thomas Frank's channel on YouTube for over a year now and he is truly an AWESOME and RESOURCEFUL human being on earth that every student should listen to. Now that I have his book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades," it has provided great tools, resources, tips and actual steps to help improve on productivity and becoming an effective learner in order to become a successful student. I loved it!!

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  • doug miller
  • 2018-08-19

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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  • Bastian Venegas
  • Santiago, Region Metropolitana, CL
  • 2019-02-23

Tremendo

Thomas Frank ha logrado resumir maravillosamente una serie de consejos que realmente han marcado un antes y un después en la organización de mi vida

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-20

Earning awesome grades

Really liked it. Very interesting and logical approaches to studying. Will have to listen again!

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  • Mario
  • 2018-12-11

Beneficial for any Student

As it states in the title, it is helpful for any person looking to organise his or her life especially in university.

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  • Jesse S
  • SPARKS, NV
  • 2018-11-02

straightforward and some nice tips.

Nothing groundbreaking, but plenty of good info and great resources to take it further. I've followed CIG for some time and had read the book before, but it was nice to refresh during my workouts.

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  • Alejandro Fuentes Salazar
  • 2018-10-19

Totally useful

overall great. already listening to the podcasts
If you want more in depth knowledge, use the podcast and the webpage. Great job, Thomas

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  • andy62700
  • HAPPY VALLEY, OR
  • 2018-10-15

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  • Kaleb D.
  • 2018-10-06

helpful and actionable guide

As always, Thomas Frank provides a powerful guide to maximize studying time. Very succinct and helpful. I think he could probably with a book on each chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-30

Would read again

Really enjoyed listening to the book. Will consistently come back to this book since it was really helpful, inspiring and most of all motivating. Got my mind rolling on what I should do as my next step to not just become a better student, but a better learner and leader. Thank you so much.

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  • Emanuel Monteagudo
  • 2018-09-09

A very detailed resource for students of any age

It is clear to me that Thomas Frank has a great future ahead of him. His tong-in-cheek style helps the concepts he explains more digestible and it makes an otherwise "dry" reading very enjoyable. The research presented is sound and the advise provided is easily applicable, which makes it al the more valuable. Kudos to Thomas Frank for making such a great contribution to students everywhere!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-12-12

Great book!

Thomas never disappoints, the content is clear and concise with a touch of his usual humor. A very useful book for every students. I highly recommend it !