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How to win at college : simple rules for success from star students

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newport, Cal.
How to win at college.
New York : Broadway Books, 2005
(DLC) 2004051886
(OCoLC)55679983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cal Newport
ISBN: 9780767920223 0767920228 1299070485 9781299070486
OCLC Number: 774555646
Notes: "Surprising secrets for success from the country's top students"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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 programs --
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 advisor --
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 classmate's 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 methood --
Empty your in-box --
Relax before sleep --
Start fast, end slow --
Spend a semester studying abroad --
"Don't have no regrets."
Responsibility: Cal Newport.
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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, 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 having the right game plan, How to Win at College is the must-have guide to getting the most out of your college experience-and an edge on life after graduation.

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