How to Win at College

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780767920223
Release Date: 2005-04-12
Genre: Education

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.

Von Nerds Einh rnern und Disruption

Author: Dan Lyons
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 9783864149245
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!

Das Black Box Prinzip

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423430654
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Genre: Psychology

Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Durchstarten zum Traumjob

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593507613
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Law

"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post

How to Become a Straight A Student

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767927192
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Genre: Education

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.

101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for College Students

Author: Susan M. Roubidoux
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382498
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

Although the average college student spends only between 15 and 18 hours in class in any given week, increasing the amount of free time, there is a correlating increase in the workload. Many college students never learned effective study habits in high school and believe they will be able to make it through college just as easily. However, college and university professors and administrators claim that studying is directly connected to a student s ultimate success or failure. By reading 101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for College Students, you can improve the effectiveness of your studying. After all, effectiveness is not measured by the length of time spent studying or blankly staring at a textbook but by the level of comprehension. In this new book, you will learn how to make a study schedule, how to design an effective study environment, how to read for comprehension, how to get organized, how to find your learning style, how to take notes during lectures, how to listen better in class, how to use reference sources, how to boost your concentration, how to stay motivated, how to review and edit your notes, and how to increase reading comprehension. You will learn effective note taking strategies, where to study, when to study, time management skills, strategies for reading novels and text books, memorization techniques, and organizational skills. Additionally, you will find out how to stay awake while studying, how to change your current habits, and how to make studying more enjoyable. We will provide you with various studying methods, including flashcards, quizzes, summarizing, outlining, answering study guide questions, and the proven SQ3R method, as well as exercises to help improve your skills. Furthermore, 101 Ways to Make Studying Easier and Faster for College Students is full of tips from students just like you, as well as professors. No two people learn the same way, and no one study method will work for everyone. While this book introduces you to different study methods, the aim is to improve your learning, your understanding, and, ultimately, your grades. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Majoring in Psychology

Author: Jeffrey L. Helms
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118741023
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Education

Updated to reflect the latest data in the field, the second edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals remains the most comprehensive and accessible text for psychology majors available today. The new edition incorporates the most up-to-date research, as well as recent changes to the GRE Reveals the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and shows students how to prepare for a career or to continue with graduate study in the field Features a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials plus topical contributions written by national and international figures in their respective psychology subfields Online support materials for instructors include Powerpoint slides and test banks to support each chapter

College Sense

Author: Tawan Perry
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595475094
Release Date: 2008-03
Genre: Education

Making sense of higher education can confound the most stellar of students. Your college education isn't just about gaining knowledge but is an experience unlike any other you'll have in life. Navigating the college environment is about learning the language-if you know how the system works, you can understand and prepare for the complexities that college presents.College Sense gives you just that: an insider's view of our educational culture, what to expect, and ways to react to various situations. This guide is packed with more than a hundred tips and secrets to help you make smarter decisions before, during, and after college. It's an easy-to-read, intelligent, and practical guide. Read it cover to cover, browse from topic to topic, or flip directly to answers you need most.It explores a myriad of essential topics such as how to reduce and eliminate debt, the questions that you should ask during your campus visit, and how to get the most of your college experience. It's the only book you'll ever need to help you prepare for all those things that your advisors didn't tell you about college. Page for page, College Sense gives you overdue advice for your college experience.

In die Wildnis

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492957779
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen. – Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Study Skills

Author: Randall S. Hansen, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440636554
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Genre: Education

Study smarter, not harder! Every high school and college student would love to know how to get the highest grades with the least amount of effort. This book gives students a guiding philosophy for every class, every time, laying the foundation for lifelong learning. With the wisdom gained from these tips, success stories from other students, and mini-assessments, they'll be empowered to succeed in class preparation, reading comprehension, exam-taking, and more. ?No one method fits every student, so included are many tried-and-true methods ?Useful for every subject, from foreign languages to mathematics, from high school through college and beyond ?Helps students find their particular learning styles

berflieger

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593388380
Release Date: 2009-01-12
Genre: Political Science

Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Knack Dorm Living

Author: Casey Lewis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493000852
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Education

When high school students think of college life, images of parties and new people and late-night pizza instantly come to mind. Only upon moving in does a freshman realize the buzz-killing downside to the blissful freedom: a 12 x 12 dorm room often shared with a stranger. With Knack Dorm Living, Casey Lewis—herself a college senior at the University of Missouri—provides the guide she searched for, in vain, in her freshman year. She offers invaluable tips on what to pack and what to buy, what to expect, decorating, clothes, and organizing time and money. This is an ideal high school graduation gift for high school seniors—both girls and guys—set to move away from home.

The Psychology Major s Handbook

Author: Tara L. Kuther
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305465275
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Education

This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as guidance to help them succeed as psychology majors. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. The second chapter helps students assess their skills, abilities, and interests in order to choose a major. Subsequent chapters help students succeed in college by offering study tips as well as guidance on how to write literature reviews and empirical papers, and by encouraging them to take an active role in their education. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented along with concrete advice for students who wish to apply for jobs after graduation and/or apply to graduate school. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Prepare to Be a Teen Millionaire

Author: Robyn Collins
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757307232
Release Date: 2008-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This young entrepreneur's all-access pass to some of the brightest and youngest business minds in the world equips teens with the right information to get their feet set on the path toward financial and personal gain now. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit Warum wir tun was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827070746
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: History

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.