New Release Books by Cal Newport

Cal Newport is the author of Penguin Readers Level 7: Digital Minimalism (ELT Graded Reader) (2021), A World Without Email (2021), The Time-Block Planner (2020), Deep Work (2019) and other 6 books.

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Penguin Readers Level 7: Digital Minimalism (ELT Graded Reader)

release date: Sep 30, 2021
Penguin Readers Level 7: Digital Minimalism (ELT Graded Reader)
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers'' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Digital Minimalism, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University in the USA. He has written a number of books on computers and technology. This book is useful for anyone who is worried about the amount of time they are spending online and shows them how to use less technology in their life. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.

A World Without Email

release date: Mar 02, 2021
A World Without Email
New York Times bestseller! From New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport comes a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox--and unleashing a new era of productivity. Modern knowledge workers communicate constantly. Their days are defined by a relentless barrage of incoming messages and back-and-forth digital conversations--a state of constant, anxious chatter in which nobody can disconnect, and so nobody has the cognitive bandwidth to perform substantive work. There was a time when tools like email felt cutting edge, but a thorough review of current evidence reveals that the "hyperactive hive mind" workflow they helped create has become a productivity disaster, reducing profitability and perhaps even slowing overall economic growth. Equally worrisome, it makes us miserable. Humans are simply not wired for constant digital communication. We have become so used to an inbox-driven workday that it''s hard to imagine alternatives. But they do exist. Drawing on years of investigative reporting, author and computer science professor Cal Newport makes the case that our current approach to work is broken, then lays out a series of principles and concrete instructions for fixing it. In A World without Email, he argues for a workplace in which clear processes--not haphazard messaging--define how tasks are identified, assigned and reviewed. Each person works on fewer things (but does them better), and aggressive investment in support reduces the ever-increasing burden of administrative tasks. Above all else, important communication is streamlined, and inboxes and chat channels are no longer central to how work unfolds. The knowledge sector''s evolution beyond the hyperactive hive mind is inevitable. The question is not whether a world without email is coming (it is), but whether you''ll be ahead of this trend. If you''re a CEO seeking a competitive edge, an entrepreneur convinced your productivity could be higher, or an employee exhausted by your inbox, A World Without Email will convince you that the time has come for bold changes, and will walk you through exactly how to make them happen.

The Time-Block Planner

release date: Jan 01, 2020

Deep Work

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Deep Work
"Deep Work, written by Cal Newport, is a book about the power of focusing on work. Mr. Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, decided to write a book about the ability to do a great amount of work by developing the power of focus. Focus and work habits will create something Newport calls "uninterrupted concentration," something that will make our work flow. However, many things prevent us from being focused. When we look at our office places, we will easily notice that they are filled with many interruptions. Our offices, our homes, and every other place is filled with many things that draw our attention and focus away. Things like instant messaging systems and e-mails are prevent us from focusing on what is important. Even the Internet, which is now accessible almost everywhere and something that has become an integral part of our lives and work, contains numerous distractions. In this book, Newport teaches us how to overcome these distractions and focus on what is really important."--Back cover.

So Good They Can't Ignore You

release date: Dec 01, 2016
So Good They Can't Ignore You
Cal Newport''s clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person''s talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD. from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers. The title is a direct quote from comedian Steve Martin who, when once asked why he was successful in his career, immediately replied: "Be so good they can''t ignore you" and that''s the main basis for Newport''s book. Skill and ability trump passion. Inspired by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs'' famous Stanford University commencement speech in which Jobs urges idealistic grads to chase their dreams, Newport takes issue with that advice, claiming that not only is thsi advice Pollyannish, but that Jobs himself never followed his own advice. From there, Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one''s career success is to find out what you do well, where you have built up your ''career capital,'' and then to put all of your efforts into that direction.

How to Be a High School Superstar

release date: Jul 27, 2010
How to Be a High School Superstar
Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

How to Become a Straight-A Student

release date: Dec 26, 2006
How to Become a Straight-A Student
Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

How to Win at College

release date: Apr 12, 2005
How to Win at College
The essential guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country''s most successful students “Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life.”—Money How can you graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, gain access to the best post-college opportunities, and still have a life? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of your class. These often surprising strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving you can be successful and still have time for fun, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting and edge on life after graduation. “This deliberately provocative book is a good way for a smart student to see how out-of-the-box thinking can lead to success in college.”—Seattle Times

How to Win at College : Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Extended 1 Week - Deep Work : Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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