Thought for the day:
The study found that students who took courses that required both significant reading (more than 40 pages per week) and writing (more than 20 pages per semester) had higher rates of learning.
(From "Lack of Emphasis On Reading, Writing Impedes College Student Learning, Study Says" by Jamaal Abdul-Alim in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, via Learning vs. Efficiency by Daniel Luzer)
The fact that reading 40 pages a week or writing 20 pages a semester counts as a lot of either (in college!) also says a great deal.
Want a leg up academically? Start by picking the reading-intensive and writing-intensive courses.