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How to Win at College: Simple Rules for Success from Star Students

by Cal Newport

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PUBLISHED: 12th April 2005
ISBN: 9780767917872
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 12th April 2005
ISBN: 9780767917872

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The only 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 What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? 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 the class. These college-tested—and 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 that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, "How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation.

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The only 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 What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? 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 the class. These college-tested—and 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 that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, "How to Win at College" is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation.

Author Biography

Cal Newport graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth in 2004, where, using the strategies outlined in this book, he earned thirty-six straight A's in a row. Also the author of "How to Win at College," he" "is studying for his Ph.D. in computer science at MIT.

Product Details

Author
Cal Newport
Short Title
HT WIN AT COL
Pages
191
Publisher
Broadway Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0767917871
ISBN-13
9780767917872
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-04-30
Audience Age
14-17
Residence
Cambridge, MA, US
Subtitle
Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
Audience
General/Trade