With tips like "Don't Do All of Your Reading" and "Drop Classes Every Term", at first glance this looks as though it should be titled How to Lose at College. But star student Calvin Newport's advice is surprisingly wise and grounded and will help the most unfocussed student get the most out of his or her college years. Excellent for high school graduation; very promotable author.
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