Hacking Your Education

Hacking Your Education

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Ita€™s no secret that college doesna€™t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether therea€™s a better way to a€œmake ita€ in todaya€™s marketplace. There isa€”and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of a€œhackademicsa€ who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You dona€™t need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit. Hacking Your Education offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculuma€”inside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a startup, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after a€œgraduationa€ day.Herea#39;s how: As I noted before, there are four basic learning preferencesa€” visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetica€”that appear in pedagogical literature. This does not mean that different people learn better in certain waysa€”science shows usanbsp;...

Title:Hacking Your Education
Author:Dale J. Stephens
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-03-05


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