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

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

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By (author) Cal Newport

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 191 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0767917871
  • ISBN 13: 9780767917872
  • Sales rank: 27,306

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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.