How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students

April 12, 2005|
How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students by Cal Newport
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The essential guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country''s most successful students

“Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life.”—Money

How can you graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, gain access to the best post-college opportunities, and still have a life? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of your class. These often surprising strategies include:

• Don’t do all your reading
• Drop classes every term
• Become a club president
• Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA
• Never pull an all-nighter
• Take three days to write a paper
• Always be working on a “grand project”
• Do one thing better than anyone else you know

Proving you can be successful and still have time for fun, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting and edge on life after graduation.
 
“This deliberately provocative book is a good way for a smart student to see how out-of-the-box thinking can lead to success in college.”—Seattle Times
Cal Newport graduated from Dartmouth College, earned a Ph.D. from MIT, and is now an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He’s the author of five books, including most recently the Wall Street Journal business bestseller Deep Work. He also runs the popular blog Study Hacks, which explores the impact o...
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Title:How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 7.99 X 5.15 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.99 X 5.15 X 0.45 in
Published:April 12, 2005
Publisher:Crown
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780767917872

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