Guides to Surviving Harvard
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Treat this as a (regularly updated) table of contents of all the posts on the site broken down into sections of similar theme. (Yes, I’m still trying to figure out what exactly to do with categories and tags.)
Harvard can get kind of crazy at times — applicable for all Harvard students and the general reader.
The Core of Surviving Harvard
Why this site exists, why we need to chill out, and why we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Success: Little Fish in the Ocean — How to Deal, How to Survive
The Negative Externalities of the Cult(ure) of Over-Committing
Happiness: The Most Underutilized Asset at Harvard
The Importance of “Undergraduate Education”
Treat Yourself Like You Would a Good Friend
The Art of Managing Mental Space
Hacking the Mental Supply Chain
Spice Up Your Week with a Random Event
Your Personal Story: Why You Need It, How You Write It — New! (10/05)
Don’t Be THAT Boy or Girl: What Not To Do Amongst Other Smart People
Being the Team Player Among Leaders
Maximizing Sleep Harvard-Style
Organization for the Busy and 7 Minutes Late
Plan Backwards from Your Deadline
Time Debt and Harvard’s Addiction to Over-Commitment — New! (11/6)
Recommendation: Todoist for Your To Do List
Literally, how to survive Harvard. Most relevant for the Harvard reader.
Most Commonly Overlooked Things When Choosing Classes
What My Chinese Language Class Taught Me
How To Learn Math
On Surviving Shopping Period
Surviving Midterms — New! (10/30)
Surviving the Post-Midterm Blues — New! (11/3)
Harvard is Great When You’re Not Stressed Out
The Internship: Turning Summer into a Pre-Professional Experience
The World Outside of Extracurricular Activities — New! (10/01)
How You Know You’ve Chosen the Right Concentration — New! (12/04)
Your Personal Annual Review — New! (12/30)
Presentation Skills: What Harvard Doesn’t Teach You
Keep Your Computer Working for You: Minimize Sadness — NEW! (12/19)
Free (Non-Dining Hall) Food: How to Get It — New! (11/16)
If You’re New to Harvard
Geared to prefrosh and freshmen (and their parents).
How to Prepare for Your Freshmen Year
How to Choose Your Classes as a Freshman
What They Didn’t Tell You on the Admissions Tour: Reading and Finals Periods
What They Didn’t Tell You on the Admissions Tour: Housing
Surviving the Extracurricular Application Process
Wear Sunscreen and Other Surprisingly Useful Bits of Common Knowledge
Because Harvard students are wise beyond their years. Note the irony.
The Difference Between Cooking and Eating: Disillusioned by Science in College
Business Ain’t Science: Lessons from Observation
The Death of Wall Street, and Why Harvard Students Should Cheer
Light-hearted, fun stuff.
Must Do’s for a Harvard Student
The Harvard Yale Game — New! (11/21)
Election Night — New! (11/05)
Must Reads: News Sites and Blogs