Magazine article Work & Family Life

Secrets of Success for College-Bound Students

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Secrets of Success for College-Bound Students

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Secrets of success for college-bound students

How should college students prepare for examinations and papers? What extracurricular activities should they choose? Can they balance a healthy social life with an ambitious schedule of courses?

Looking for the answers, CaI Newport, a recent college graduate himself, interviewed star students at universities across the country. He asked about their habits, mind-sets and approaches to time management, studying and how they spend their summers. How to Win at College distills their strategies into 75 simple, often surprising, suggestions (see Front Page story). For example:

* Care about your grades, ignore your GPA. "Obsessing about your GPA... saps the excitement of learning. Instead, treat each class as an intellectual challenge to conquer. …

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