Hacking your Education

Hacking your Education

Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than your Peers Ever Will

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Penguin Putnam
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.


Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Reveals how to achieve personal and financial success not by going to college but instead by acquiring real-world skills through self-education.

Baker
& Taylor

The creator of the UnCollege.org project presents a handbook for young adults that challenges outdated linear paths for career success through education while outlining practical tips for acquiring real-world skills and making educational systems meet individual needs. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399159961
0399159967
Characteristics: xiv, 194 pages ; 19 cm

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DellaV
May 16, 2013

As a 'teacher' with an unschooler myself, I was thrilled to read this book from a fellow unschooler. This book is not only informative about hacking an education, it's about hacking pretty much every closed door a young person might encounter at the start of being an adult. The author gives assignments which are not only creative, but they really boost confidence and develop skills.

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