Books by Cal Newport
How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)Available in: Paperback
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.