How to Thrive in College: A Guide by a French-Speaking Guy Who Studied in English

Lessons and resources to make the best out of your undergraduate degree.

  1. Charisma on Command — channel on how to develop your social skills
  2. The School of Life — channel with short videos on intellectual topics)
  3. Jordan B. Peterson — controversial but good content on a variety of topics
  1. Philosophize This! — to learn about philosophy in 30- to 40-minute episodes
  2. Podcasts about your field of study — to get ahead of your peers knowledge-wise
  3. Any podcasts of interest to you
  • Tim Ferris: The 4-Hour Workweek, the Four-Hour Chef
  • Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You to be Rich
  • William Zinsser: On Writing Well
  • Steven Pinker: The Sense of Style
  • Ben Parr: Captivology
  • Sir John Hargrave: Mindhacking
  • A Brief History of Western Philosophy — Anthony Kenny
  • Daniel Kanheman: Thinking Fast and Slow
  • Jordan B. Peterson: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos
  • Classics of English Literature
  • Antidote: An another grammar check that works differently, and also a dictionary with synonyms, antonyms, etc. Highly recommend it as well. Worth the price tag.
  • Your library’s website
  • Look for workshops and online resources on the university’s website. Learn as much as you can.
  • Writing Program — University of Chicago
  • PDF Drive for free pdfs.
  • Work as a student mentor.
  • Get involved in some student services or student success centre if there’s one
  • Volunteer on campus activities (e.g. frosh)

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