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Publisher Description

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.

Professional & Technical
April 12
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ClassicHippie ,

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.

Prandawg ,

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.

roxy8273 ,

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!)

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