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Thumbs up Cal Newport's StudyHacks blog: great advice for students! - February 9th 2010, 02:22 AM

Calling all students on this forum: you should all seriously read the following blog, written by Cal Newport, a MIT postdoc. He gives excellent tips on developing effective study habits, emphasizes the need for people to be doing things they're truly passionate about in terms of extracurriculars, and introduces his famous "Zen Valedictorian" philosophy: an ideal student with great grades, amazing personal experiences, and - most importantly - looks very impressive on paper without being as stressed out as many students are today.

Direct quote: "Last week, I introduced the Zen Valedictorian Philosophy. This concept captures the general approach to student life that I’ve been promoting on this blog. The big idea is to find a way to become less overloaded and less stressed without becoming less impressive. I believe that a student should be able to have an engaging, fun college experience, and still get into a top graduate program or professional school, and have the ability to choose between outstanding job opportunities."

It provides for a great read, and I just wish I had encountered it earlier. Like I said in the title, there's plenty of good stuff to take away from this.

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Re: Cal Newport's StudyHacks blog: great advice for students! - February 15th 2010, 12:29 AM

Bumping this thread up... does anyone else find it useful/helpful in any way, or am I totally alone in thinking this? :P
   
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Re: Cal Newport's StudyHacks blog: great advice for students! - February 16th 2010, 12:50 PM

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