Cal Newport graduated from Dartmouth College, earned a Ph.D. from MIT, and is now an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He's the author of five books, including most recently the Wall Street Journal business bestseller Deep Work. He also runs the popular blog Study Hacks, which explores the impact of technology on our ability to perform productive work and lead satisfying lives. His contrarian ideas have been featured on many major media platforms, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Economist and NPR. Visit him online at calnewport.com.
"As a former Ivy League admissions officer, I was overjoyed to see
a book that hit the nail on the head regarding selective college
admissions and how to take the process in stride. Students will
find his book extremely useful and admissions officers will be
relieved to see applicants who escape the cookie-cutter syndrome."
-Dr. Michele Hernandez, author of A Is for Admission and
co-founder of Top Tier Admissions
"Disguised as a peppy college-admission guide, Newport's book is actually a profound, life-affirming manifesto for ambitious high school students. Forgo the sleepless and cynical path to college acceptance. Instead, blaze your trail to the Ivy League by living a full life and immersing yourself in things that matter. Relax. Find meaning. Be you." -David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us
"How to Be a High School Superstar should be on the shelf of every student who wonders how to stand out in the increasingly competitive race to get into a top college. Cal Newport has a keen sense of what types of students and activities appeal to college admissions officers and his advice is exceptionally easy to execute. His approach will not only help you win the admissions race, it will keep you sane while you run the marathon." -Joie Jager-Hyman, author of Fat Envelope Frenzy and B+ Grades, A+ College Application
"This book changes everything. Put away your traditional college plan and get ready to learn something that really works." -Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity