Making good grades - even straight A's - is a fine goal if that's what you need or want, but far too many straight A students memorize facts, do well on exams, and then soon forget everything. What a terrible waste of time, effort and money! The book begins with three basic questions: 1. Why do so many students work ward, make good grades, but quickly forget what they "learned?" 2. How can you learn more, understand deeply, and remember longer? 3. How can you get a great education? But these are more than hypothetical questions. They are all answered in the conclusion to the book. In this book, you will discover : A Flexible Time Management Research-based learning strategies Test preparation without cramming Mental processing - a new more effective definition of study Strategies to organize information, develop thinking skills, and long-lasting memory Ways to strengthen concentration and willpower In addition, the book includes a section on what employers want most with chapters on critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and complex problem solving. To make the book more exciting to read, there are 54 illustrations including three comic strips, many stories, metaphors, and helpful examples. This book is radically different from other books on study skills and will help students choose what they want or need to learn and take charge of their own education. They might even re-discover the excitement of learning. In addition to the book, there is a website, www.choose-learning,.com with blogs, study tips, monthly contests, and a way for students to email the author with their questions. While most questions will be answered on a Q&A page, personal questions will be answered with a personal email. In other words, this author, who wishes she'd had a book like this when she was a student, is working hard to help students to get the best possible education.