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How to Get Straight A's In School and Have Fun at the Same Time

How to Get Straight A's In School and Have Fun at the Same Time

Gordon W. Green Jr., Ph.D.

Forge Books



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You study hard. You memorize. You work at a problem over and over until it feels like your head is going to explode. You think, finally I'm ready for the big test. And you still don't make the grade. Relax.

The truth is, Dr. Gordon Green knows exactly how you feel. He was a bright student. And he studied hard, too. But he struggled his freshman year at college anyway. What happened? He developed a unique ten-step program based on the simple principle that academic success is not so much a question of how hard you study, but how smart you study.

Did it work?

After college, Dr. Green went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics at a prestigious university--all the while maintaining straight A's!

Thousands of student have benefited from his program. How he has adapted his study methods to apply to you. This is an easy, do-it-yourself guide to help you turn frustration into success.

Topics include:
How to get the most out of what you need
How to budget your time
How to take a test
Keys to developing effective study habits

It's not enough to survive school. This guide will help you excel. And remember: There is no such thing as a mediocre student.

Only mediocre results.


Chapter 1
How to Read a Book
(…and understand everything in it.)

When you see Sally she is usually carrying a book under her arm. I am not talking only about the times when you see Sally at school. She often has...


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About the author

Gordon W. Green Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon W. Green has a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University. His dissertation titled "Wage Differentials for Job Entrants, by Race and Sex " received national attention, including a front page article in the New York Times. He was Chief of the Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Green also served as chair of the National Forum on Education Statistics for the U.S. Department of Education. He later became Assistant Director of the Welfare Reform Academy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the University of Maryland Foundation, Inc. His works are widely published in government periodicals, magazines and professional journals. Dr. Green lives with his wife in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Gordon W. Green

Gordon W. Green

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