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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.
  • About the Author: Cal Newport graduated from Dartmouth College, earned a Ph.D. from MIT, and is now an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University.
  • 191 Pages
  • Education, Student Life & Student Affairs

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About the Book



Based on firsthand interviews with standout students at universities nationwide, this unique college guide distills the nitty-gritty details of their winning strategies into 75 simple and often surprising rules.



Book Synopsis



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



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"Smart and sensitive advice." --Jay Matthews, The Washington Post

"This book is the perfect high school graduation gift.... Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life. Young readers will find many of the insights counterintuitive, refreshing, and funny too." --Money

"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." --Kimberly Marlow Harnett, The Seattle Times

"Clear, concise and organized information that every soon-to-be or present college student should read and use . . . an excellent choice for your college-bound teen." --Denise Witmer, About.com Guide for Parenting of Adolescents

"Every college student, or every parent of a college student, must buy this book!" --Jeffrey J. Fox, author of How to Become CEO and How to Become a Rainmaker



About the Author



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 of technology on our ability to perform productive work and lead satisfying lives. His contrarian ideas have been featured on many major media platforms, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist and NPR. Visit him online at calnewport.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.24 Inches (W) x .47 Inches (D)
Weight: .34 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Student Life & Student Affairs
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Format: Paperback
Author: Cal Newport
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2005
TCIN: 11979949
UPC: 9780767917872
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9378
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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