The purpose of this book is to prove that almost any student can earn excellent grades while learning and retaining the key points from each course that they take, even if they only have a limited amount of study time available. It teaches students how to plan and focus and to use their study time wisely. It shows them how to perform well on tests and assignments, and how to overcome obstacles to earn the grades that they deserve. The book also encourages students to build valuable relationships, and to take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to them throughout the educational process. In many cases this book is addressed specifically to college students, although the underlying principles discussed herein can be adapted to almost any educational setting (e.g. standardized tests, certification exams, high school).