Study 30 minutes a day, get a 4.0 GPA

Email this article 02/08/2012

A webcast seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 15, will reveal some unconventional tactics for achieving extraordinary grades.

Cal Newport, author of the popular advice guide, "How to Become a Straight-A Student," will be featured in a live HD-quality webcast from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Tate Auditorium on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.

With a focus on efficiency, Newport will debunk many myths – including the idea that better grades require more hours in the library – and will offer tested advice on everything from the danger of "pseudo-work" to conducting smart paper research.

The presentation is being sponsored by the Eta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa as part of the honor society's 2012 Texas Regional Project entitled, "Study 30 Minutes a Day, Get a 4.0 GPA." The project is a regional collaboration of 25 Phi Theta Kappa chapters in Texas.

Although admission is free, registration is required for all attendees. Students can register, and obtain more information about Newton, at the event's website
SWTJC students who attend the event can receive orientation and COLS Seminar credit.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates and Palau.

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