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

Newport, Cal.

New York : Three Rivers Press, 2005.

viii, 193 p. ; 21 cm.

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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.

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978-0-7679-1787-2 (alk. paper)

ISBN:

978-0-7679-1787-2 (alk. paper)

Dewey Class No:

378.1/98 22

Author:

Newport, Cal.

Title:

How to win at college : simple rules for success from star students / Cal Newport.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

New York : Three Rivers Press, 2005.

Physical:

viii, 193 p. ; 21 cm.

Notes:

"Surprising secrets for success from the country's top students"-- on cover.

Summary:

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.

Summary:

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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College student orientation.

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505 ContentsNote 20  $t Title  Don't do all of your reading --
    $t Title  Create a Sunday ritual --
    $t Title  Drop classes every semester --
    $t Title  Start long-term projects the day they are assigned --
    $t Title  Make your bed --
    $t Title  Apply to ten scholarships a year --
    $t Title  Build study programs --
    $t Title  Befriend a professor --
    $t Title  Become a club president --
    $t Title  Read a newspaper every day --
    $t Title  Do one thing better than anyone else you know --
    $t Title  Avoid daily to-do lists --
    $t Title  Learn to give up --
    $t Title  Never nap --
    $t Title  Sign up for something your first week --
    $t Title  Always be working on a "grand project" --
    $t Title  Take art history and astronomy --
    $t Title  Blow the curve once a term --
    $t Title  Ask one question at every lecture --
    $t Title  Jump into research as soon as possible --
    $t Title  Pay your dues --
    $t Title  Study in fifty-minute chunks --
    $t Title  Schedule your free time --
    $t Title  Dress nicely for class --
    $t Title  Decorate your room --
    $t Title  Start studying two weeks in advance --
    $t Title  Write outside of class --
    $t Title  Eat alone twice a day --
    $t Title  Find an escape --
    $t Title  Take hard courses early on --
    $t Title  Don't study in your room --
    $t Title  Don't study in groups --
    $t Title  Join an honors program --
    $t Title  Do schoolwork every day --
    $t Title  Attend guest lectures --
    $t Title  Exercise five days a week --
    $t Title  Stay in touch --
    $t Title  Tack on an extra major or minor --
    $t Title  Meet often with your advisor --
    $t Title  Don't get a normal job --
    $t Title  Use three days to write a paper --
    $t Title  Don't undersleep, don't oversleep --
    $t Title  Relax before exams --
    $t Title  Make friends your #1 priority --
    $t Title  Don't binge drink --
    $t Title  Ignore your classmate's grades --
    $t Title  Seek out phenomenal achievers --
    $t Title  Learn to listen --
    $t Title  Never pull an all-nighter --
    $t Title  Laugh every day --
    $t Title  Use high-quality notebooks --
    $t Title  Keep a work-progress journal --
    $t Title  Seek out fun --
    $t Title  Inflate your ambition --
    $t Title  Get involved with your major department --
    $t Title  Care about your grades, ignore your G.P.A. --
    $t Title  Always go to class --
    $t Title  Set arbitrary deadlines --
    $t Title  Eat healthy --
    $t Title  Volunteer quietly --
    $t Title  Write as if going for a Pulitzer --
    $t Title  Attend political rallies --
    $t Title  Maximize your summers --
    $t Title  Choose goals, explore routes --
    $t Title  Don't take breaks between classes --
    $t Title  Don't network --
    $t Title  Publish op-eds --
    $t Title  Use a filing cabinet --
    $t Title  Find a secret study space --
    $t Title  Study with the quiz-and-recall methood --
    $t Title  Empty your in-box --
    $t Title  Relax before sleep --
    $t Title  Start fast, end slow --
    $t Title  Spend a semester studying abroad --
    $t Title  "Don't have no regrets".
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