How to Get Better Grades

  • by Deaver Brown
  • Narrated by Deaver Brown
  • 1 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Getting good grades is about working hard, but it is also an art, a way of life, a mindset, that carries weight throughout your life: when applying to colleges, graduate schools, jobs, and in the success of your career. Learn the art of getting good grades in only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction by Deaver Brown, a Harvard AB and MBA, who has lectured at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard. These are the subjects covered:
Junior Year

Early Years: Extra Time, Extra Work, Extra Activities, Extra Talk in Class, Be Helpful

Design Semester/Unit Homework Commitments in Overall Time: Through Grade 6

Focus: Reading/Math/Writing

Public School vs. Private School

Seventh & Eighth Grade through High School: Junior Year and Money

Teacher Recommendations

Extra Curricular Activities and Jobs/Internships to Improve Your Chances for College

Design Semester/Unit Homework Commitments in Overall Time: Through High School

Homework Assignments: Writing, Reading, Math, AP Courses

Focus: Reading/Math/Writing and Your Subject; Extras; the Spin into College

Pick College, College Focus, College Subjects Early

College: Choosing Courses for Duration; Design Homework; Listen to Audiobooks; Tutors; Professors; Graduate Assistants; Extra Curricular Activities

Focus: Your Major, Your Profession, Your Future

Graduate School: Have the End in Mind

Post Graduate/Career: Keep Learning, Reading, Listening, Updating. Most don't

Tips: Bring Books to Your Office; Audiobooks for Car or iPod.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This book seems like it is for a student; however, it is mostly based for parents. This guy talks too much about himself and how well he succeeded. He teaches you the basics, stuff everyone already knows. There is little talk about tips that are actually helpful. I would expect so much more but i guess you get what you pay for!
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- Evan

Title is Misleading

I thought this book was interesting and helpful to a degree but not a tool for getting better grades. It was a good book on organizing your time between homework and extracurricular activities and he gave many helpful tips on what to look for and do for college and post college acceptance . He definitely let us know, many times in the lecture, how accomplished his is. Good for him but for someone looking to improve on their own academics, he makes one feel like they aren’t measuring up so what’s the use.
Overall, a good audio to help organize oneself to prepare for higher learning but not a good book for getting better grades. Thus, this title is very much misleading.
P. S. His voice is very charismatic and keeps your attention so I’m sure other audios from him are worth the time.
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- lucyz91

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2007
  • Publisher: Simply Media