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ANYONE CAN GET AN A+

GEETANJALI MUKHERJEE

SUMMARY

Do you wish you could get better grades? Do you struggle with certain subjects and believe that maybe you’re not cut out for them? Do you want to spend less time studying and still get good grades?

Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades is a conversational, down-to-earth guide for high school and college students on how to maximize their learning and get the grades they want. This book draws on research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and gives students practical advice that they can implement right away, to overcome procrastination, make the most of their study time and improve their grades significantly.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

The first half of Anyone Can Get An A+ explains the dynamics of learning by splitting it into two categories: growth mindset, believing that you can improve, and fixed mindset believing that you are stuck with what you have.

In thirty-nine steps, Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades sets down a UNIQUE and strong foundation for your child to change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by developing skills and adapting positive abilities for learning while still participating in your regular activities and getting plenty of rest.. One the steps presented is Interleaving, which is spending time learning one thing, taking a break and moving on to something else. This process gives you a chance to learn more rather than spending lots of time on something you’re having problems with.

Three skills that I would love to have and that I think would be beneficial for any student are:

Clunking – Breaking what you have learned down into smaller parts, mastering them and then putting them all together), deliberate practice;

Deliberate Practice – Practicing a skill repeatedly, fixing any errors, and getting feedback; and,

Mapping – When this skill was presented in Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades, I pictured a history class. where I made a map placing each battle in the order it was fought. What a great way to learn dates.

RECOMMENDATION

This book is primarily recommended for high and college students. But, I think Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve your Grades, is for all children especially in Middle School, but with Parental supervision.

BUY IT HERE: Amazon

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BIO

I grew up in India, spending my early years in Kolkata, and then attending high school in New Delhi. I attended the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, to read law as an undergraduate, and went on to get a Masters’ in Public Administration from Cornell University, US. I research and write on issues of international law, transitional justice and business and human rights.

My first book, “Seamus Heaney: Select Poems”, is in its 6th edition currently, published by Rama Bros. India. I have written five other books, with my latest on study skills – Anyone Can Get An A+: How To Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades. In my spare time, I love to read as many books as possible, write on this blog, and catch up on endless episodes of whatever latest TV shows I am obsessed about.

I have also recently started another blog, on the topic of my recent book. You can check it out here:  http://anyonecangetana.blogspot.sg