How to Win at College

Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780767920223

Category: Education

Page: 208

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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.

How To Win At College

Simple Rules For Success From Star Students

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767917871

Category: Study Aids

Page: 193

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Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.

How to Win at College

Simple Rules for Success from Star Students

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767917872

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.

How to Be a High School Superstar

A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307715814

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)

A Professor's Inside Advice

Author: Jon B. Gould

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226304671

Category: Education

Page: 160

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After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. Written by an award-winning teacher, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment. Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams. Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455509108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In an unorthodox approach, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

Getting Straight A's

Author: Gordon W. Green

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 9780818405716

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Discusses basic study skills and suggests methods for taking notes, writing term papers, and preparing for tests

How to Become a Straight-A Student

The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780767927192

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

Getting the Best Out of College, Revised and Updated

Insider Advice for Success from a Professor, a Dean, and a Recent Grad

Author: Peter Feaver,Sue Wasiolek,Anne Crossman

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 160774144X

Category: Education

Page: 289

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"A guide to optimizing all aspects of the undergraduate college experience, written for students by a professor, a dean, and a recent college graduate"--Provided by publisher.

Confessions of a Recruiting Director

The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job

Author: Brad Karsh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735204041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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A corporate recruiter offers an insider's perspective on the entire hiring process, offering specific, step-by-step guidelines on résumés, networking, cover letters, job interviews, thank-you notes, and follow-up.

Making the Most of College

Author: Richard J. Light

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401359X

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.

College 101

The Book Your College Does Not Want You to Read

Author: Guy Stevens,Enrique Savory, Jr.

Publisher: The Back Alley Media LLC

ISBN: 0966412214

Category: Reference

Page: 136

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A tongue-in-check, yet informative guide for the college-bound student. No student should be without a copy of this "George-Carlinesque" swipe at the college industry.

Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455586668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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AMAZON BEST BOOK IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

U Thrive

How to Succeed in College (and Life)

Author: Dan Lerner,Alan Schlechter,

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316311634

Category: Education

Page: 304

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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Author: Thomas Frank

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517004446

Category: College student orientation

Page: 164

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Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, Make group projects suck less, Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College

Author: Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750484

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

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The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each of the five "grade-bearing" moments of the semester: (1) The Start (2) The Class (3) The Exam (4) The Paper and (5) The Last Month of the Semester. Fast-paced, entertaining, and easy-to-follow, the Professors' Guide will help you get truly excellent grades in college.

How to Study in College

Author: Walter Pauk,Ross J.Q. Owens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133960782

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Over a million students have transformed adequate work into academic achievement with this best-selling text. HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE sets students on the path to success by helping them build a strong foundation of study skills, and learn how to gain, retain, and explain information. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on vocabulary building. Questions in the Margin, based on the Cornell Note Taking System, places key questions about content in the margins of the text to provide students with a means for reviewing and reciting the main ideas. Students then use this technique--the Q-System--to formulate their own questions. The Eleventh Edition maintains the straightforward and traditional academic format that has made HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE the leading study skills text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Freshman Survival Guide

Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl,Bill McGarvey

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455567035

Category: Education

Page: 400

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A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. In the four years since its initial publication, THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE has helped thousands of first year students make a successful transition to college life. However, much has changed on campuses. The explosion of technology, ubiquity of social media, and culture changes have all added new layers of complexity to the leap from high school to college. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE's updated edition features new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance. It also features expanded sections on dating, money management, and an increased focus on how the over 1.5 million incoming freshman can prepare themselves for the biggest change they've encountered in their lives: heading off to college.

Hack College Like an Entrepreneur

40 Surprising Insights from the World's Top Founders

Author: Antonia Liu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641370240

Category:

Page: N.A

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You don't have to drop out to become a successful entrepreneur. Learn how to prepare for your entrepreneurial journey by optimizing college. Based on insights from entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tony Robbins - plus interviews with some of the world's hottest founders, Hack College Like an Entrepreneur distills forty surprising insights that will help take your entrepreneurial ability to the next level. These real-world insights include: Improve your "deserve it factor" Dance with fear of failure Fail fast, fail forward Follow your passion, yes or no Develop your competitive advantage Go party Proving you can train yourself to be a successful entrepreneur while in college, Hack College Like an Entrepreneur is the must-have guide to prepare you for an entrepreneurial journey and a life of impact.

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.