“What the Best College Students Do” – Ken Bain

Excerpts from “What the Best College Students Do” by Ken Bain:

There are three types of learners: surface, who do as little as possible to get by; strategic, who aim for top grades rather than true understanding; and deep learners, who leave college with a real, rich education.

  1. Pursue passion, not A’s.
  2. Get comfortable with failure.
  3. Make a personal connection to your studies.
  4. Read and think actively.
  5. Ask big questions.
  6. Cultivate empathy for others.
  7. Set goals and make them real.
  8. Find a way to contribute.


Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

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