The Epic Guide to College Myths - Resource Page

Well, hey there! You're probably here because our book, The Epic Guide to College Myths, found its way to your hands. Hooray! This post is a collection of quality resources related to the topics of college admissions, mental health, cultural expectations and so on.

(If you haven't read the book – and have no idea what I'm talking about – here's a link to the guide on Amazon.)

Chapter 1: Social Life in College


The 6 Keys Of Powerful Communication

Brené Brown on Empathy

4 Easy Ways to Make Small Talk with Anyone

Charisma on Command

What Are Thinking Traps?

North Coast Prep


Chapter 2: Academics


Resources for Low Stress and Smart Studying

North Coast Prep

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades

Thomas Frank

College Info Geek - YouTube Channel

Mastering Skills in Test-Taking (PDF)


Chapter 3: Mental Health


Challenge Success Mental Health Data

The Lizard Book, Volume 1

North Coast Prep

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others


1000 Awesome Things

Neil Pasricha

12 Cognitive Biases Explained

10 Learnings From 10 Years of Brain Pickings

5 Daily Habits for Beating Depression and Anxiety

"Life with Anxiety" Infographic


Chapter 4: Career Outcomes and Prestige


Life in College Matters for Life After College


What Can You Do with a Liberal Arts Degree? Plenty, With the Right Skills

Burning Glass

A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

Advice to College Students From the Best Entrepreneurs, Thinkers, & Leaders in the World

Excerpts from "Tribe of Mentors"


Chapter 5: Culture


The Gap Year Guide

North COast Prep

Payback (Student Debt Game)

Next Gen Personal Finance

Why Take a Gap Year?


Too Late to Learn? Late Bloomers Who Succeeded Despite Their Age

Anna Vital


Other Resources


Via Character Strengths Survey

U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)

Dan Lerner and Alan Schlechter

Debt-Free U

Zac Bissonnette

Sure You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Richard P. Feynman


So, there you have it! We hope you've found some useful ideas and materials here. College is an exciting and unique opportunity, but you can waste gargantuan amounts of time if you don't get clear on what you want and some strategies to get it.


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