Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Get Better Grades

Today’s post is a YouTube video that answers the most popular questions people ask me about my study book.

Get Better Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort

Mature Student Goes Back To School

Studying is always stressful and filled with pressure – it’s even more daunting when you’re a mature student, who has been out of school for 10, 20 or even 30 years… Like Sue Wickliffe of Omaha, Nebraska. In today’s post, I have a few recommendations for someone who’s going back to school after a long absence…

Hi, Dr. Dussault.

I found your website by accident.  I belong to IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) and I have been an admin/executive assistant for 35+ years.

Here I am… I’m going to be 60 in April and the IAAP Chapter that I belong to here in Omaha, Nebraska talked me into becoming certified.  I’m currently thinking … “What did I get myself into.”  There are four large books I will be studying:

1)  Office Systems and Technology
2)  Office Administration
3)  Management
4)  Advanced Management

I have an electronic version of these books (which is better than the books themselves).  The actual books are too wordy.  Loses the reader.  On the electronic version there was a link to “Ask Jeeves” and I typed in How to study.  Voila!!!  There was your website.  I purchased your book “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort” as well as your Speed Reading Video Program.

Right now I’m feeling overwhelmed and haven’t studied since high school.  I’m hoping your materials will help me.  I plan to apply them.  The big 6-hour test will take place this November and the other two hour test (for the last book) will take place in May 2011.

The Good Lord gave me a brain and people like you to bring it to fruition.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

ONWARD AND UPWARD!!!

Sue Wickliffe (I hope to have CPS and CAP initials after my name soon)

Study Tips For A Mature Student Going Back To School.

One of our affiliate referral sites, www.mature-student-tips.com has quite a bit of useful content for a mature student going back to school.

Go there and have a look. I’m sure you’ll find some great ideas. We like to support people who endorse our products and programs!

Scholar Ladies

As a student who wants to get the best grades with the least amount of effort, you need to find inspiration and motivation from somewhere. This YouTube video is so cute, I am sure you’ll agree that not only is it original, but the message is positive and uplifting. Enjoy!

Scholar Ladies

Reducing Exam Anxiety

Today’s blog post is based on a comment from Ad Poi, he’s a little stressed because he has an exam in about 3 weeks. I recently filmed a video called “5 Minutes To Go From Panic To Passing Tomorrow’s Exam” which is now included as a bonus to my study book Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort. In the video, I explain 5 strategies you can use to cram for an exam if you’ve run out of time and are stuck at the last minute with too much to study and not enough time to get it done.

The other suggestion I have for Ad is to get my Speed Reading Video Program. Rapid Reader is FANTASTIC for WORD, PDF and Website reading, but when it comes to reading your textbooks, you need to know how to speed read.

Hi Dr Dussault,

I came to know about your book and your strategies recently.Your strategies, you say, help get the best grades with the least amount of effort, but I wonder if they are going to help me since , I have 3 and a half weeks until my exam and I feel not quite prepared.

What I need are strategies to get the most done with the least amount of time, not the least effort. I am willing to give in a great deal of effort , but I am anxious and afraid that I won’t be able to complete all the courses to my satisfaction (especially chemistry, which I hate and have neglected greatly until now).

So, I ask whether your book will help me get the best grades with the least amount of TIME?

I have managed to get a copy of the rapid reader software yesterday, and am trying to increase my onscreen as well as off-screen reading speed.

My greatest drawback though is that I get quite nervous during exams and my efficiency is more than halved. As a result, my grades are compromised even though I worked hard. So I ask whether your book can help me getting rid of this anxiety and increase my concentration.

Thank You.
Ad