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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Every college student should read this book
Changed my outlook on college and is filled with great advice- I read the entire book the night before starting my Sophomore year. I've already implemented some of the ideas and they've made a difference.
So many useful tips
So glad that I found this book right before I start college. This ranges from the most obvious common sense tips to things you never would have thought of. Even if you’re already a great student, this book will definitely give you an edge. You’ll learn what you may be doing right and exactly what you’re doing wrong.
it's working for me
i read this book before starting college and Ive stuck to his strategies. been doing pretty well so far (got an A- on my first midterm!)