Over at Nerd Fitness, discussing how GRIT trumps TALENT.
True Grit: Can Perseverance Be Taught?
Based on a 10 question survey given to incoming West Point freshmen, Dr. Duckworth determined that Grit - more than any other trait - predicted a student's success at the institution.
It's great to be well-rounded, but even more important to demonstrate focus, drive, and devotion to a single academic or professional objective. At many institutions legacies trump even the most perfect student, so figure out what makes you a special snowflake among the rest of the non-legacy applicants.
Why I'm Still Not Going To Join Facebook
Four arguments he doesn't find convincing. Do you?
Home Touch Trail Mix
Unique Holistic Happiness has an easy superfood recipe for students to carry in their bags or during holiday travel.
How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts
And vice versa. This may be of particular interest to student athletes.