How to Be a High School Superstar

How to Be a High School Superstar Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780307715814
Year 2010-07-27
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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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.-taking, 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Win at College

How to Win at College Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780767920223
Year 2005-04-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Colleges Don t Tell You And Other Parents Don t Want You to Know

What Colleges Don t Tell You  And Other Parents Don t Want You to Know Author Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
ISBN-10 9781101217993
Year 2006-08-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A sought-after packager of high school students shares 272 secrets to help parents get their kids into the top schools Targeting the savvy parents of today's college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the college admissions process, this book reveals 272 little-known secrets to help parents get their kids into the school of their dreams. Did you know? -A child's guidance counselor can help reverse a deferral. -A parent can help get a child off a waiting list. -There is a way for students to back out of Early Decision once they've been accepted. Based on the controversial insider information Elizabeth Wissner-Gross has gleaned from working as a highly successful packager of high school students and from interviews with heads of admission at the nation's top colleges, this book empowers parents by decoding the admissions process. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges

What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges Author Chuck Hughes
ISBN-10 9780071425063
Year 2003-04-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to: Academics Extra-curricular activities Personal qualities Intangibles in the admission process Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including: How to prepare early in high school How to write a better application How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.

How to Become a Straight A Student

How to Become a Straight A Student Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 0767927192
Year 2006-12-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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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.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College Author Pria Chatterjee
ISBN-10 9781941393734
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades  While Studying Less Author Thomas Frank
ISBN-10 1517004446
Year 2015-01-05
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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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?

The Secrets of Top Students

The Secrets of Top Students Author Stefanie Weisman
ISBN-10 9781402280801
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.

What High Schools Don t Tell You And Other Parents Don t Want You toKnow

What High Schools Don t Tell You  And Other Parents Don t Want You toKnow Author Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
ISBN-10 9781101217719
Year 2007-07-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the author of What Colleges Don’t Tell You, a plan to help parents of middle and early high school students prepare their kids for the best colleges In order to succeed in the fiercely competitive college admissions game, you need a game plan—and you have to start young. In this empowering guide, Elizabeth Wissner- Gross, a nationally sought-after college “packager,” helps parents of seventh to tenth graders create a long-term plan that, come senior year, will allow their kids to virtually write their own ticket into their choice of schools. Parents should start by helping their kids identify their academic passions, then design a four-year strategy based on those interests. The book details hundreds of opportunities available to make kids stand out that most high school guidance counselors and teachers simply don’t know about or don’t think to share. This indispensable guide should be required reading for any parent whose child dreams of attending one of the country’s top colleges. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Smart Students Know

What Smart Students Know Author Adam Robinson
ISBN-10 PSU:000022147967
Year 1993
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers

From Public School to the Ivy League

From Public School to the Ivy League Author Mandee Heller Adler
ISBN-10 1929882955
Year 2014-03-15
Pages 213
Language en
Publisher
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Public school students CAN go to Ivy League schools. Do students really need the dedicated attention of a private school counselor in order to gain admissions to elite universities? What's the secret? Gain the tools and resources needed to compete with the world's top private school college counseling offices. Learn what you need to do in high school in order to stand out and to make a college want you. Recognize how to choose a school for yourself that suits your own needs and goals. Put your best self forward on college applications, in interviews, and during school visits. Know how to get your college experience paid for by others. Are you ready? Expert college counselor Mandee Heller Adler, founder of International College Counselors and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, will help you help yourself in an easy-to-follow way. The secret is that you don't need deep pockets or a private school education to reach the Ivy League¿all you need is a little moxie, advanced planning, and this book!

A Is for Admission

A Is for Admission Author Michele A. Hernández
ISBN-10 9781455501892
Year 2010-10-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.

Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day

Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day Author Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
ISBN-10 9780345517289
Year 2009-09-15
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Strategies from a noted educational consultant on how to ease the pressure, ace the essay, and gain admission into your top-choice school Getting into college has become fiercely competitive, which makes the personal-essay part of the application process even more important–and stressful. But stop worrying! In Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross–a top educational strategist in this area who counsels students at schools across the country–breaks down the harrowing ordeal of essay writing into manageable steps, leaving you with a fresh, polished, stand-out piece that admissions officers will love to read. Inside you’ll find • exercises to help you select an essay topic inspired by your most notable achievements–and winning a Nobel Prize needn’t be one of them • timed chapters (including snack breaks) to help you brainstorm, create, and critique your essay in only five hours • sample essays and grading criteria so that you can play the admissions officer–and know what you’re up against • advice on which writing techniques will score you points–and which could potentially sink your chances Accessible, savvy, and written with a student’s needs and concerns in mind, Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day gives you all the tools you need to compose an original, professional essay that will help you turn your dream school into a well-deserved reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.