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Do less, but do what you do better…

July 2, 2011

I stumbled across a website designed for high school students, college kids and parents about how to find success and happiness in school, work and life. Study Hacks is an interesting a blog and might provide some inspiration for the summer and some advice for the upcoming school year.

Study Hacks: An uncommon look at Common Aspirations

Some advice for high school students looking to get into better colleges:

“For these students, extracurricular activities play a different role than for their peers. They don’t use activities to signal their qualities, they use them instead to transform themselves into more interesting people. In other words, what’s important about an activity is not its impressiveness, but its impact on your personality.”

Click this link to see more advice in the article Want to Get into Harvard…

Or check out this series of helpful articles on note-taking, organization and time management:
4 Weeks to a 4.0

The blogs author, an MIT student and professor, details what he calls “The Failed Simulation Effect”, which means:
“Accomplishments that are hard to explain can be much more impressive than accomplishments that are simply hard to do.”

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