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The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World

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What if the only reason you aren't doing well in school is that you've been lied to about your own brain? For centuries, students worldwide have been tricked into making school less successful and more stressful than it needs to be. In reality, you already have the ability to make anything that you do in school easy. From writing essays to mastering any math concept to acing even your most difficult final exam, The Straight-A Conspiracy takes you through the simple, stress-free ways to conquer any class in ...
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Overview

What if the only reason you aren't doing well in school is that you've been lied to about your own brain? For centuries, students worldwide have been tricked into making school less successful and more stressful than it needs to be. In reality, you already have the ability to make anything that you do in school easy. From writing essays to mastering any math concept to acing even your most difficult final exam, The Straight-A Conspiracy takes you through the simple, stress-free ways to conquer any class in school. The truth about straight-A's has been kept from you. It's time you knew about The Straight-A Conspiracy.
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Editorial Reviews

Wired.com - Dave Banks
[Katie O'Brien and Hunter Maats] destroy the notion that you have to be born smart to understand complex concepts and get good grades.
NPR's Mindshift - Holly Korbey
By using concrete research in a way that speaks directly to teenagers, Maats and O'Brien hope to dispel the image of the rumpled genius, being brilliant in spite of himself.
The Jordan Rich Show, WBZ Boston - Jordan Rich
A guide to learning that is really entertaining. Even if you're not a reader and you get bored quickly...you won't get bored with this. This is a clear-cut win for common sense.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985898830
  • Publisher: 368 Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/2013
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 205,487
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien were classmates at Harvard College. Since graduating, they have worked as tutors, teachers, and public speakers on a mission to put education back into the hands of students everywhere. For more information, visit thestraightaconspiracy.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    The authors take the best, most recent science in educational ps

    The authors take the best, most recent science in educational psychology and apply it to self-directed behavior. They use teenager's natural skepticism to overcome doubts and misconceptions they have about their own potential that's fun and entertaining. This book is the most original and comprehensive educational book I've ever read because it encourages students to believe in their own capabilities and change their attitudes toward intelligence by telling them the truth about how the brain really works.

    Most impressive is that the authors recognize an emotional component in students which causes distractibility and interrupts attention which affects learning. The goal here is to change student's false beliefs--or feelings about their intelligence--before they become self-fulfilling prophesies. Parents will love this book because it gives students the confidence to take charge of their own educations, eventually taking parents out of the academic picture--which was imperative in my case!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Great Book! It helps take the intimidation out of the whole grad

    Great Book! It helps take the intimidation out of the whole grade grubbing competition process in high school and makes one believe in their own abilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Wish I would have had this book in high school!, July 20, 2012 B

    Wish I would have had this book in high school!, July 20, 2012
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    This review is from: The Straight-A Conspiracy: A Student's Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of High School and Totally Ruling the World (Paperback)
    As a CrossFit Coach and athlete I appreciate the value of breaking down complex tasks into simple ones. Hunter and Katie do this for the entire scholastic universe in "The Straight A Conspiracy." You don't have to wait for high school to read it or regret not having done so after your school career is over. This book should be required reading from 7th grade on. As a so-called "grown up," I am benefitting already from their simple, effective techniques in my journey to help my athletes improve and in reaching my own goals.

    Get this book for you and your kids and you'll start making all the complexities in your life, as the authors say, "cake mix clear."

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    Posted November 2, 2013

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