Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will

Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will

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by Dale J. Stephens
     
 

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It’s no secret that college doesn’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 there’s a better way to “make it” in today’s marketplace.

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It’s no secret that college doesn’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 there’s a better way to “make it” in today’s marketplace.

There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of “hackademics” who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You don’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 curriculum—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 “graduation” day.

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"If you're about to go to college and you don't have the guts to read this book first, you deserve exactly what you end up with instead." —Seth Godin, author of Stop Stealing Dreams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101619681
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
699,517
File size:
622 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dale J. Stephens left school at twelve to become an unschooler, the self-directed branch of homeschoolers. He has appeared at TED 2012; on news outlets including CNN, ABC, and NPR; and in New York Magazine and Forbes. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Fast Company. Dale founded UnCollege.org.

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Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephens writes an awesome account of his own education hacking experiences. As the father of a 16 year old, the book has made a serious impression on me. I've passed it on for my son to read so he can make his own decisions. On a personal level, as someone looking to change careers I found the tips highly useful so I don't run right out and sign up for classes this fall at the local university. Stephens points to a wide range of free and low cost education options for anyone looking to learn. That said, this book is more useful for younger people without the obligations of a family or mortgage. His suggestions of going to apprentice for people make more sense for younger people without serious financial obligations. But I still recommend for the career changing individual.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait so this only works on the computer?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im pretty sure it only works on computer. U cant do it with sinpletouch nook :(. Maybe with an ipad or iphone i didnt try that yet.