How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition

by Professor Michael Giesen Author

The number one problem facing many high-school students: They haven't been taught how to learn. Because our current educational system focuses on test results, on making sure students memorize the facts and material needed to pass standardized tests, few students are deliberately taught about learning—about developing the particular mind-set and using the specific skills that can help them graduate with exemplary grades and an exemplary mind. In fact, learning is a skill that your student can easily make a part of his or her everyday life and use as a powerful tool for success, both inside and outside the classroom. All it takes is a mastery of research-proven strategies, including recognizing one's learning style, and tapping into its specific strengths; taking notes effectively to avoid missing out on what's being covered in class; knowing how to organize and prioritize homework and class projects; solving problems with creativity and critical thinking; and approaching tests with focus, thorough preparation, and confidence. Professor Michael Geisen, the 2008 National Teacher of the Year, has spent his teaching career showing thousands of students these and other skills. And with How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition, he can give your own student the same vital skills that will carry him or her through high school, college, and well into the challenges of adult life. This highly engaging 12-lecture course is a commonsense guide to learning, one that addresses the areas that students have the most difficulty with—and that parents show the most concern about. Packed with advice, tips, tricks, and resources, this masterfully updated version of our highly popular study guide course has the power to transform your student's education into a world-class learning experience.


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Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
9th - 12th
The Great Courses


  • 1 Understanding your unique intelligence
  • 2 Developing effective habits in class
  • 3 Working cooperatively in groups
  • 4 Managing time and organizing spaces
  • 5 Taking charge of homework
  • 6 Developing a creative mind
  • 7 Thinking critically
  • 8 Diving into research
  • 9 Writing well
  • 10 Delivering Dynamic presentations
  • 11 Taking control of tests
  • 12 Finding balance

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