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Improve Your Vocabulary In Any Language

This blog focuses on the general theme of getting the best grades with the least amount of effort.

One of the most frequent questions is how you can increase your vocabulary and improve sentence structure … especially in a second language.

1. Read a variety of books, magazines, articles, newspapers & stories.

Feed your brain, get it used to seeing different sentences, and a lot of text – in your chosen language. Don’t worry if most of the words appear as gibberish, soon, you’ll start to detect patterns and common phrases.

2. Often, learning is done by OSMOSIS

Here’s an example of OSMOSIS.

A friend didn’t have an accounting degree from a university. However, he worked as a costing clerk. His cubicle was in the finance department, not the accounting department.

Accounting is the collection and recording of information on all financial transactions of an entity, reporting the results of those transactions and interpreting those results. Accountin also includes the design and implementation of accounting controls to minimize errors, safeguard assets, and prevent fraud.

Finance is the function of managing the financial operations of an entity, including decisions on methods of obtaining capital, evaluating the acquisition of assets, investing idle cash, managing financial investments, collecting money from customers, paying bills and payrolls, etc. The finance function depends on the information produced by the accounting function.

There were usually between 5 and 20 accountants within the same department.

They all had different levels of accounting designations.

After more than 8 years of working alongside accountants, asking questions, participating in meetings, most of what I know about costing he learned by osmosis.

3. Write, write, write!

The more you write (and re-write your sentences) the better you will be able to communicate with others, now and throughout your academic and professional career.

Most people are challenged when it comes to communicating in writing. I see it all the time with my business clients. If you are in high school or university, this is the time you need to apply yourself.

Not being abule to right goodly its enbarrassing to say the leest.

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Flash Cards For Students

I don’t know if you’ve ever used flash cards to learn something new, but they are a quick and easy way to test your memory. Now with the Internet, there are dozens of Flash Card sites,, but this one seems like a good place to start. It’s called Quiznet.

Have a look and remember – getting better grades is not about studying more or harder, it’s about studying better, smarter.

That’s what this blog is all about.

When you come across any tools like this, please let me know so I can share it with our readers and subscribers.

Learn a new language for free!

If you’re a regular reader or subscribe to this study tips blog, you know about antimimeticisomorphism which is how you can get the best grades with the least amount of effort.

That being said, antimimeticisomorphism is about doing out-of-the-ordinary things to get extra-ordinary results – like Duolingo.com – a web service that allows you to learn a new language for free in exchange for your lessons and exercises in translating the Internet’s content. It’s a win-win proposition.

Have a look at this short video and you’ll be amazed how you can learn a new language quickly – for free!

How To Learn A New Language

A lot of people have asked me how they can learn a new language. First, I am not a language teacher, but I am multi-lingual and have some suggestions.

As you’ve come to expect, with an an antimimeticisomorphism approach, I will have a few twists to offer. But first, let me tell you a story.

Continue reading ‘How To Learn A New Language’

Math And English Study Tips

Here is another student with two great questions. One of the answers might just surprise you.

We receive emails from all 4 corners of the world, testimonials and stories that reflect the wide appeal my study book, accelerated learning and speed reading courses are having on students of all ages.

Hello Marc!

I’m a 16 year old boy from Norway. I have some questions for you, which I hope you can answer.

There are two things that have been bothering me a lot. I am not that good in English, so please excuse me if there are some mistakes in this comment. (Note – I edited a few mistakes, but not many more than most native English speakers would make!)

1) The first question is how I can become better in Math?

Sometimes I’m doing good in this subject. Other times I’m doing bad. It is always up and down. It is weird. Sometimes I can understand a thing and do all the hard “questions”, but the next day I can end up failing on the same questions if there is a test. I feel really embarrassed. I’m going to high school soon and I’m worried about having problems.

2) The second question is how can I improve my English? I want to talk English fluently. Like I want to learn advanced English, if you know what I mean? I’m planning to study abroad when I get older, so I have to improve my English.

I hope you understand what I mean…

THANKS
Afraseyab

How To Improve In Math

Without seeing your math test results, I would guess that you’re memorising math without really understanding the core principles.

The fastest and easiest way to verify if this is true is to find a friend who is not as good as you are in math and teach him or her what you think you know. If he/she understands what you’re saying, then it’s something else. If not, you’ll quickly realise what you don’t know you don’t know.

How To Improve In English

What a lot of people don’t know about me is that French is my mother tongue, native language. I only learned to speak English when I was 7 years of age when my family moved from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Jamaica. I had no choice, I had to learn English “instantly” – there were no French schools in Jamaica.

That’s when I made a pact with my brother and sister – to NEVER speak French to them and only speak French to our parents (who are both fluently bilingual). To this day, 40+ years later, we STILL don’t speak French to each other – only speaking French to our parents. This is even the case when we’re just family members in the room.

It takes discipline, but it works. You might not be able to do it with your family, but you could find a friend and make that your own pact. The KEY IS TO NEVER BREAK THE CODE. You have to find words and not speak in your native language.

The other way is to use an English spellchecker that will correct your grammar and typographical mistakes. For example, I is always capitalised, never in lower case (i)…

When you get older, you might want to learn OTHER languages since it’s been shown that when you are multi-lingual, learning new languages gets easier. It’s always the first new (second language after your mother tongue) that is the hardest.

Three last suggestions to improve your English skills.

  1. You should try to find English movies with subtitles in English. They are hard to find these days, but are ideal.
  2. You should read as many English books as you can – especially fiction novels since they are much easier to read and conversational in nature. I would STOP reading all fiction books in your native language. At your age, you do enough of that for school.
  3. Learn speed reading. By speed reading, you will acquire a much wider vocabulary and by NOT vocalising the words, you will start to THINK in English instead of translating the words and THEN trying to say them. You can’t be fluent in a language if you are trying to translate WHILE speaking. That takes time and speed reading DECREASES that time by orders of magnitude.

Your Untrained Brain Can Work Against You

Today’s blog post is a clarification from my Speed Learning Video Program. The quote was “The brain stops reading fast it does not want to get dizzy”. It was after I mentioned you can read 200% faster on screen using Rapid Reader because your eyes don’t have to go from left to right.

Someone contacted me and was wondering if this has any thing to do with past negative programming that the brain can work against you. For example if you have not had a lot to do with a subject and tried to take it for a study course, would the brain work against you automatically?

This is a great question – and you’re not going to expect the answer I’m about to give…

Continue reading ‘Your Untrained Brain Can Work Against You’

Get Better Grades To Learn Another Language Faster

Ruben, from the Netherlands, has some very interesting questions that might be of interest to you if you’re keen to Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort.

Dr Dussault,

I have some questions about your study method. I am a 16-year old Dutch student in High School and I currently have bad grades for Physics, Chemistry and Math (the highest level of it). My mentor said that changing the profile (which means changing those bad-grades subjects into easy subjects which I find interesting, like history, geography and an easier form of Math) would be a good option to consider. However, there is just one study I need to follow, or else, I won’t have enough subjects to pass that year. This subject would be French. The only problem is, I didn’t follow French lessons this year, because it wasn’t in my profile. My questions are: Does your product makes it easier for me to study history, geography and an easier form of Math, which I all have to study in, let’s say, 6 months, while they are courses designed to learn in one year, so it will be twice more difficult. And does your product also makes it easier to study a language like French in 6 months, while I didn’t even follow it for a year? In the 3rd class (the Dutch High School consists of 6 classes) I got an 8 for French (which would be a B in the USA?), but I didn’t learn the new grammar and words they thought in the 4th class.

So is this product a solution for achieving good grades for these subjects, while I haven’t study them for a year?

Ruben.

Ruben, First all let me say you’re on the right track investigating solutions to your study problems. My study system is designed to help you study any subject more effectively. Simply put, there are things you do when you study the subjects you like, enjoy and are ‘good at’. My system helps you discover what those are so that you become better at ALL your subjects. It’s a process that can happen very quickly, within days and weeks if you are disciplined and stick to the system.

Your question about languages is interesting – language education is different from ‘regular subjects’ because it requires an element of ‘performance’ when speaking as well as a sense of creativity when constructing sentences, paragraphs and longer communications.

My study system will help you study languages better, acquire MORE vocabulary and remember more grammatical rules. To capture a language more quickly, I would suggest two ideas: First, get Rapid Reader and speed read as much in the language you are trying to learn to get the words and sentence structure into your sub-conscious.

An example in French is below… At 600 words per minute, it may be too fast, but you can slow down the program to a speed that suits you. The reason this is a great learning tool is it FORCES you to absorb the words as fast as possible, faster than you can verbally say them so it becomes ‘second nature’ and automatic for you.

It’s not expensive and can dramatically improve BOTH your vocabulary and grammar.

Learn a foreign language faster with speed reading!

Several students who used my study system accelerated their studies by taking more intense courses or taking more courses to finish their degrees sooner as I have done. That being said, I do not endorse or suggest you do that without parental advice.

Taking intensive courses is a decision that needs to be made based on your academic, intellectual and disciplinary skills. Not everyone can ‘accelerate’ their study by taking on MORE courses. Only experienced students with outstanding study techniques can do that.

I would suggest that you first buy my study book, use the strategies to see how it helps you. If you are disciplined enough and apply them properly, then and only then, should you consult your parents and mentor to determine if you can fast-track your language studies.

The bottom line is that my study system works BECAUSE it is designed to work for you, based on how YOU study and learn best. Give it try, it’s backed up with an 8-week money-back guarantee that means there is no risk at all. If the strategies don’t work for you, just ask for a refund.

Don’t forget you also get the Speed Learning Video as a bonus when you buy the e-book!