Student Advice Books
In addition to my computer science work, I pursue, on the side, an interest in writing about the student experience, with a focus on how to succeed without burning out. I have written three student advice guides for the Broadway Books imprint of Random House. I also maintain Study Hacks, the web's most visited student advice blog.
Below, I have included a brief summary of my books. For more information, you can visit my publisher's website or my author web site. If you're a graduate student looking for advice, start with this article.
- How To Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
- (Broadway Books, April 2005)
- The only guide to getting ahead once you've gotten in---proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on interviews with the country's most successful students.
- How To Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
- (Broadway Books, January 2007)
- 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 techniques used by real straight-A students.
- How To Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)
- (Broadway Books, July 2010)
- Learn the secrets of relaxed superstars -- students who get into top colleges without hating their high school lives.