Tag Archive for 'How to Study'

How To Learn – Help For Kinesthetics

If you are struggling to learn a new subject, it might be because of your learning style. I cover this in detail in my study guide in detail, but one of our readers offers this great inspirational story that might help you.

Hi Marc,


I was helping Fred with his upcoming “electricity” exam last evening.

Fred is kinesthetic.. He loves stories- people’s experiences and all things sports.

He excels at and enjoys history, social studies as he lives the experiences of people from hundreds of years ago.

As you can guess… Fred was less than enthusiastic about electricity et al…

I helped him by making up a story about how RESISTANCE is just a bunch of tough guys in an electrical circuit, conductance is like a conductor of a bus bringing the volts to their “potential” and making a difference… and because it can be a long bus ride.. it’s important to keep the “INTENSITY” of the current high… etc…

He had already memorized the formulas and done the leg work.

He just needed to add meaning- a story – to what electricity is about.

It was pretty cool to see his physiology change right before my eyes. Ironically, with every new idea. I could see eyes LIGHT-UP – sorry couldn’t resist :)

He was excited, passionate and spent the next half hour telling me all about his plans for finishing this school year and what he will do differently next year !

Anyway, all this reminded me of an episode of WKRP, which I showed Fred, and thought you could use on your blog…

Have a Great Day !
Andrew


How To Deal With Teachers

I am not a big proponent of being manipulative with teachers, but the reality of the academic system is that you do need to deal with them. Tell me your story or ask me a question here by posting a comment and I will help you deal with the worst teacher(s) you have. Please do NOT use their real names -this is not about retaliation. I want to help you deal with the problem – be specific about the issue your having. Make sure you focus on TEACHING and STUDYING ISSUES – not personality conflicts.

I’m here to help you get better grades with less effort!

How To Speed Read Twice As Fast As You Do Now

This is a new video that I published on YouTube recently. It’s a summary of How To Speed Read which, as a reader of this blog, you know by now is the #1 most important skill you need to acquire to get the best grades with the least amount of effort. It’s incredibly simple and easy to learn, in fact I have taught thousands of students, many of them grade school kids… Why not you? Have a look at this short YouTube video and then decide you can do it.

How To Speed Read Twice As Fast As You Do Now

Mature Students Going Back To School

If you’re a mature student considering or have decided to go back to school, my book Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort is a must-have. As a mature student, you are going to find it tough going competing with people half your age! That’s not being negative, it’s a fact. Even if you’re doing an MBA or post-graduate degree, it’s going to be a struggle unless you…

Learn HOW To Study

In my book, I will show you how to get back into the swing of things almost instantly. By using YOUR LEARNING STYLE to your advantage. This will mean you will hit the ground running rather than stumble and fall in your first and most important school semester or subject.

If you don’t learn how to study properly, you’ll get VERY frustrated and will not get the best grades you can. On top of that, you’ll waste a lot of time swimming against the current and tiring yourself out.

The strategies in my study book were developed BECAUSE I went back to school in my 30′s to do my MBA and Ph.D. where I was ‘competing’ with 20 year-olds who were studying full time.

I took on a full-time course load while registered as a part-time student, completing my Ph.D coursework in LESS than 18 months while my YOUNGER classmates took 3, 4 or 5 years.

I did this WHILE I kept growing my businesses.

These study tips work – especially for mature students in their 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. You have the DISCIPLINE and WISDOM of knowing that if you learn a SYSTEM, you’ll get predictable results.

You have let go of your ego a long time ago and accept that if I’ve been there, done that, I can teach you something. You know that with a money-back guarantee, you have NOTHING TO LOSE, NO RISK.

So go ahead, buy my study book right now and see what happens – YOU WILL GET RESULTS WITHIN 1 WEEK.

GUARANTEED!

ATTENTION: Parents looking to buy a study book for their kids

My results and those of my ‘students’ speak for themselves. The stuff I write about in my study book works – if your kids are using them all, then they should be getting TOP GRADES already and don’t need a book on how to get the best grades with the least amount of effort.

If they are NOT getting top grades, well they are either not that bright or not leveraging the strategies properly.

I trust it’s not leveraging the strategies.

90% of students are smart enough, but just don’t have good study strategies.

In fact the BEST results are from students who are not that bright BUT are open-minded to try anything to get better results. Their desperation opens their minds to the possibilities whereas the brighter ones just think they know it all.

I don’t know your kids, but I have a suggestion – First, buy the book. It comes with an 8-week 100% Money-Back Guarantee from ClickBank so there is NO RISK.

Then give the book to all of your kids WITH YOUR ENDORSEMENT AND POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT. Have them come back with their feedback ONCE THEY’VE TRIED A FEW OF THE STRATEGIES…

Let that be the test – the ultimate test. Without YOUR BIAS.

Your screening and interpretation of the content isn’t relevant – YOU HAVE A LOT MORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAN THEY DO. What you think they need is not what they need. They are the only ones who can judge whether or not this can and does help them.

I have taught these strategies to HUNDREDS of students and I can say without any doubt that the PARENTS of those kids would have probably thought the same thing you’re thinking this is straight forward stuff – but it was about the KIDS’ perceptions, needs and results – NOT the parent’s interpretation.

If you play a sport at a competitive level, something as mundane as ‘watch or keep your eye on the ball’ seems simplistic. In squash for example, if I see that you are NOT watching the ball, there is no chance of you winning a point against me. I will exploit it EFFORTLESSLY. It is a KEY skill that every beginner needs to learn. The sooner, the better. But for an experienced player, it’s a ‘given’…

That being said, I published my eBook to get these strategies to as many students as possible – I believe in higher education and I also believe that too many people make it too hard for the average student to get better grades… These strategies work – if and only if the STUDENT has an open mind and believes they work and that he/she can make them work.

If you think they work, they work, If you don’t think they work, they don’t.

Either way, you’re right.

Go on and give them the gift of better grades right now – there is NO RISK and only upside – their grades will only improve and they will spend LESS TIME studying, worrying and getting stressed about exams.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.

If you’re wondering if this book is applicable to younger kids – the answer is simple. If they can read, they can understand these strategies. In fact the younger students are MORE open to this mindset than the older kids. The older they get, the more entrenched in their beliefs they become.

Which is why MOST high school and Univeristy students don’t learn how to study properly because they THINK they know how and never research it. That’s why when you do use these strategies, you’ll get better grades than your classmates!

Easy Study Tip #1 – Read BEFORE You Go To Class

Whether you are thinking about saving your grades or you just feel as though you need a bit of a boost as the semester wears on, you will find that one of the simplest things you can do to get your grades up and to keep them up is to read your materials before you go to class.

It seems simple, but the truth is that reading this information beforehand can give you an impressive edge when it comes to understanding the course material and to helping it sink in.

Doing your reading will go a long way towards facilitating a better understanding of the lecture materials.  The truth of it is, that the lecture and the text are meant to be complementary, not repetitions of each other. Reading ahead will help you fill in the blanks during the lecture.

With so many of us in competitive class environments, you will find that reading ahead can give you a head start on a number of things. If there is something that is puzzling you in the text, you will discover that you can ask questions when they are relevant and fresh in your teacher’s mind.

This will get you a better response than if you are going to be reading the material late and then getting to it weeks after it was discussed. Reading ahead can also help you understand the concepts more thoroughly.

You will find that as you read, you will start to get a grasp on what is happening with the information, and then what your teacher says in class later on will further emphasize it. Think about how much more effective a student you will be if you simply read ahead before going to class!

There are plenty of great and easy study tips like this one in Get Better Grades with the Least Amount of Effort, the most comprehensive e-book on the market for this subject!

Onward and upward!

Dr Marc Dussault

P.S. Yes I know, these study tips are simple – this is just one of many that can improve your grades with the least amount of effort! So what are you waiting for?

Reduce Exam Stress and Anxiety NOW

All too often in life, it seems that the times in which we felt most productive were times when we actually had the least amount of time to spend.

What do I mean?

Think about that looming deadline set by your boss or that all-too-rapidly approaching final exam.

Do you find yourself not doing the work you’re supposed to do, when you have plenty of time to complete it yet when you’re giving yourself a time table and short sharp bursts of urgent timelines you excel above and beyond what you ever expected?

In simple terms, when you HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, YOU DO IT, when it’s not a must, you let it slide…

Are some examples of prioritizing:

Not important and not urgent. At the end of the semester you need to hand in a book report. It will probably take at least 10 to 20 hours to read the whole book (unless you speed read), and at least 4 or 5 hours to write the whole report. You have been given 3 months to complete it and it is worth at least 10% of your final grade.

You need to begin with it at the earliest momeny in order to avoid it becoming urgent.

You really want to avoid letting an important task become an “urgent and important” task. You can easily avoid this type of situation by psychologically giving yourself one-fourth of the time to complete the task, which will result in a faster completion time. Therefore, allowing extra time so that you can review and “polish” the final product into something truly amazing.

Not important but urgent. A quiz is scheduled for tomorrow, but you haven’t been to able to review anything. Although it’s only 5% of your total grade, you want to get the maximum mark you can.

You know perfectly well you could have done this sooner, and more easily, in between other tasks. Now, however, you need to worry about it unnecessarily.

Stop it!

Important but not urgent. You have a project that is worth 35% of your final mark.  It’s due in a month and you estimate it will take you 20-25 hours to complete.

On top of chunking it down into bite-size chunks you also need to give each bite-size chunk a deadline and timeline, so that you have a realistic expectation and understanding of your workload. This will take the pressure off you, so you can relax when you set time to relax and be very focused in the times you allot for each chunk to be done.

Important and urgent. Your final exam is in 2 days time and 70% of your final grade depends on it. You have not done enough till now. The amount of new material to be covered is so great that you are not sure where to begin. You start panicking.

This is not where you want to be spending your time.  You want to spend as much time as possible on important but not urgent issues.  Of course, this takes planning and preparation But you will find times when you need to manage important and urgent situations in your education, life and work.

The ideal coping method is to take a more objective look at the issue, and take the time to think it over calmly. There is no situation that can be best dealt with in haste; every difficulty needs some thought put into it, and every difficulty can be better overcome if you plan a little before diving into the situation.

Once you’ve worked out how to keep this balance, and how to take advantage of deadlines on the really urgent assignments, you’ll have developed a system that will help you successfully complete any task you’re assigned at school or work.

I cover these in much more detail with more detailed examples in my book. Get it now and reduce your exam stress today/tonight.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.

Successful students are NOT smarter than their classmates – they just DO things differently. Prioritization simply means putting in the SAME or LESS effort at a different point in time. Most students CRAM for exams with a LOT OF STRESS when in fact they could have done much better by studying the night before the night before the exam without duress.

That’s what I did when I was in the MBA program. I forced myself to study the night BEFORE the night BEFORE class on PURPOSE. So that I had the NIGHT BEFORE to review anything ‘else’ that I might have forgotten or had trouble with.

I was much less stressed than my classmates, slept better and YES got better grades. More importantly I enjoyed the process. Many of my classmates did not have fun learning – they were stressed, anxious, nervous and not much fun to be around. That was the case for the academic colleagues as well as family.

In some cases, it was almost the trigger to a divorce. In several, it meant they were not patient with their kids which is a terrible thing to see – WHEN IT’S TOTALLY PREVENTABLE…

Welcome to the Get Better Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort Blog!

This is going to be fun…

If you want to get better grades with the least amount of effort… It’s all explained in my book of that name “Get the BEST grades with the LEAST amount of effort“, go there now and check it out.

It’s what this blog is all about – but how does it all really happen?

I mean c’mon, you must have doubts…

Studying LESS, but getting BETTER grades —

Can that be for real?

NOT unless you know the KEY strategies that most people keep to themselves as their secret weapons.

I’ll give you a SIMPLE example that you need to watch the YouTube video below to fully grasp…

How to Improve Your Grades INSTANTLY

If you need to, watch this video a few times so you REALLY understand the underlying message.

When I teach you to uncover what you don’t know you know, I will Unleash the Genius that’s within you – INSTANTLY.

I can’t afford the time and effort to teach you NEW things – that takes too long, it’s too hard and frankly neither you nor I have the patience and discipline to work on it for that long.

PLUS I know there is are SHORT CUTS.

SHORT CUTS without cutting corners.

Simple and easy SHORT CUTS that are revealed in my book that you must get your hands on.

In this blog, I will assume you’ve read the basics in my book and that you’re looking for that EXTRA TURBO CHARGE, that extra kick in the pants to go from a B+ to an A or Distinction to a HIGH Distinction (HD)…

The basics are CRITICAL.

Go and buy my book now and get the process started – after all, if your grades aren’t worth this small amount – stop wasting your time and accept the grades you are getting now.

There is an EASIER, FASTER way to get BETTER grades – I’ve SYSTEMISED it. AND it’s GUARANTEED to produce the results. You have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain.

The best jobs, the best looking girls/boys who’ll get attracted to you like a magnet BECAUSE they know you’re smart.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
I know you’re committed to increasing your GPA. I know that because you’re here, reading this.

To help you, you have to help yourself. Do the exercises I suggest and watch what happens.

This first exercise takes 5 minutes and 6 seconds… Is that too much to ask to learn an explosively powerful technique to improve your study skills?

I think not.

But then again I’m biased. You’ve seen the results I’ve produced for myself and others…

I constantly focus on what I know but don’t know I know…

I ask myself the ‘Million Dollar Question” —

“I know I don’t know, but if I did know, what am I doing that is working that I don’t know I’m doing RIGHT?”

Ask yourself this question and start the dialogue with me on this blog by posting your comments so I can HELP YOU GET BETTER GRADES WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF EFFORT.