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

ISBN-10: 0767917871

ISBN-13: 9780767917872

Edition: 2005

Authors: Cal Newport

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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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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.19" wide x 8.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Don't Do All of Your Reading
Create a Sunday Ritual
Drop Classes Every Semester
Start Long-Term Projects the Day They Are Assigned
Make Your Bed
Apply to Ten Scholarships a Year
Build Study Systems
Befriend a Professor
Become a Club President
Read a Newspaper Every Day
Do One Thing Better Than Anyone Else You Know
Avoid Daily To-Do Lists
Learn to Give Up
Never Nap
Sign Up for Something Your First Week
Always Be Working on a "Grand Project"
Take Art History and Astronomy
Blow the Curve Once a Term
Ask One Question at Every Lecture
Jump into Research as Soon as Possible
Pay Your Dues
Study in Fifty-Minute Chunks
Schedule Your Free Time
Dress Nicely for Class
Decorate Your Room
Start Studying Two Weeks in Advance
Write Outside of Class
Eat Alone Twice a Day
Find an Escape
Take Hard Courses Early On
Don't Study in Your Room
Don't Study in Groups
Join an Honors Program
Do Schoolwork Every Day
Attend Guest Lectures
Exercise Five Days a Week
Stay in Touch
Tack on an Extra Major or Minor
Meet Often with Your Adviser
Don't Get a Normal Job
Use Three Days to Write a Paper
Don't Undersleep, Don't Oversleep
Relax Before Exams
Make Friends Your #1 Priority
Don't Binge Drink
Ignore Your Classmates' Grades
Seek Out Phenomenal Achievers
Learn to Listen
Never Pull an All-Nighter
Laugh Every Day
Use High-Quality Notebooks
Keep a Work-Progress Journal
Seek Out Fun
Inflate Your Ambition
Get Involved with Your Major Department
Care About Your Grades, Ignore Your G.P.A.
Always Go to Class
Set Arbitrary Deadlines
Eat Healthy
Volunteer Quietly
Write as if Going for a Pulitzer
Attend Political Rallies
Maximize Your Summers
Choose Goals, Explore Routes
Don't Take Breaks Between Classes
Don't Network
Publish Op-Eds
Use a Filing Cabinet
Find a Secret Study Space
Study with the Quiz-and-Recall Method
Empty Your In-Box
Relax Before Sleep
Start Fast, End Slow
Spend a Semester Studying Abroad
"Don't Have No Regrets"
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