Tag Archive for 'Speed Learning'

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’

Unleash The Genius Within You – FREE 2-hour event in Geelong, Victoria

I am staging a one-time-only event in Geelong Victoria on Tuesday 1 July from 5 to 7 PM, called Unleash The Genius Within… Click on the hyperlink for more details. Make sure you register for it if you want to get the best grades with the least amount of effort. This is a unique opportunity to meet with me live, in person. The 2-hour event will be followed by an optional 1-hour tutorial where you can ask me any question you want about speed learning and speed reading…

Ideally you buy my study book and speed reading video program BEFORE the event so you can then ask me questions AFTER trying them out rather than asking me questions that are basic and already addressed in the book and video…

How To Build Study Endurance and Stamina

If you are going back to school, are in school or are studying for your certification in any vocational trade, you will need to know how to study.  The fact is that almost everyone hates studying!

Learning how to study isn’t something most of us think about.  The good news is that you can learn how to study effectively, if you follow the proven systems, tips and tools found in my ebook Get The Best Grades With the Least Amount of Effort.

Just like working out at the gym.  You can train your brain and build your study endurance and stamina over time.

Some key study tips to get your started:

1. Get to know your schedule - start blocking out time to study.  This will help your brain and body get into the habit of studying on a regular basis.

2. Only study when you are rested. It doesn’t do you any good to try to commit things to memory when you are exhausted.  You are wasting your time, and the information will just slip away.

3. Study where there are no distractions – libraries and quiet rooms are great, recreation areas are not.

4. Take notes in class – this helps you remember, but also points out important points when you are reviewing.

Try this study strategy – it’s a proven study tip learnt from my years of experience.

Survey means to scope out and know what type of exam you are studying for. Asking questions helps you to understand what the answers are. When reading, be active, include graphs and charts.  Stop periodically to go over relationships and recite key answers in your head – literally say them in your head.  Reviewing simply means to re-read some of the things you’ve covered to make sure you still have a good understanding of the material.

Better learning habits will only make your life easier in the long run!

Additional resources for students who want to accelerate their learning can also be found on the Get Better Grades website.

Building endurance and stamina to sustain your newfound study skills is covered in more detail in Chapter 9 of my ebook Get Best Grades with the Least Amount of Effort. Get it now to start saving time studying and improve your grades THIS WEEK.

Make sure you also consider my Speed Learning Video and Speed Reading Video products – to truely bolster your study efficiency.

My Book Can Produce ‘Instant’ Results

Zina, a concerned mom asks how quickly my study tips can help her son. The quick answer is almost instantly. I would NOT recommend buying it the DAY BEFORE A FINAL EXAM and expecting a miracle, but even the day before an exam can be a great time to LEARN 3 or 4 EXAM TAKING STRATEGIES that work, well instantly DURING your next exam!

Without jumping into 3 or 4 tangential discussions, my book is DESIGNED to help students get better grades IMMEDIATELY. Within 1 hour of reading – even skimming through the book, a student will quickly realise how easy it is to put these study techniques to use RIGHT AWAY.

If you know a student who is struggling, buy my study book, and enter his/her e-mail so he/she gets it AND ALL THE BONUSES directly.

The sooner he/she gets it, the better.

To be straight to the point – the study strategies are so SIMPLE and EASY, some people ask for a refund because they just don’t understand the POWER OF SIMPLICITY. As you can read for yourself on this blog and the fact that my study book has been translated into 3 languages with 2 more coming, AND it’s been sold to students from 29 different countries — these strategies work.

Get the study book for your son ASAP and watch his transformation!

The Speed Learning Video Program which is included FREE with my study book will also help in the short term with short cuts, note taking tips and exam preparation strategies.

The Speed READING Program is also recommended, but if he’s in a panic with exams, it might be best to buy it and let him decide when he has time to practice. The sooner he starts speed reading, the sooner he will get the benefits of faster reading. The time he takes to LEARN he is still READING = there is no time lost. It’s not like he needs to do something else – he will only get faster and faster with no disadvantage beyond the 1 hour video he needs to watch.

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My son is coming home for 3 weeks (from UK Boarding School) shortly.  He is
due to sit his FINAL IB EXAMS at the beginning of May 2009.  I know he has
been working HARD but is still concerned about some aspects of his 6
subjects.  Would your “Best Grades” product be too late to be of any
practical use to him or would it be of significant help?  Also, does this
course require a lot of learning of techniques which ultimately takes time
away from valuable revision?

I would appreciate an honest reply at your earliest convenience.

Thank you

(Concerned mum) Zina Bhatia

How To Study Less

Today’s post is from Rodney Alexander, an undergraduate accounting student who has a 4.0 GPA which is OUTSTANDING and want to know how my e-book “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort” can help him have a life beyond the endless hours of study… Here are my suggestions:

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Hello Dr. Dussault,

I am a junior in the undergraduate accounting program at my university.  I am planning to attend the graduate program to earn my MSA when I finish undergraduate next year.  I currently have a 4.0 GPA but spend a lot of my time studying and have trouble squeezing  social life, girlfriend, and work into my schedule.  In what ways will your product add value to my academic and social life?

Thank you,
Rodney Alexander

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Study Tip #1: Learn To Speed Read

I chose the title of my book specifically to address this issue – it’s not about getting the best grades, it’s all about doing it WITH LESS EFFORT.

The first tip is to learn to Speed Read. If you can read 2, 3 or 4 times faster than you do now, you are going to gain FREE TIME to go out and have fun with your girlfriend or boyfriend. When I was studying for my Ph.D. – and this is all on my product information page…

I was speed reading 6 times FASTER than my colleagues, that meant that if I read for 3 hours on Friday night, my colleagues were spending 18 hours – that’s all day Saturday and all day Sunday reading the SAME MATERIAL.

Rodney, if you are NOT speed reading, you need to get my e-book PLUS get my Speed Reading Video Program.

Study Tip #2: Learn To Speed Learn

In my book I explain this and then supplement it with the FREE BONUS Speed Learning Video that is INCLUDED with my e-book. If you are getting As or High Distinctions, you know how to learn, you just need to do it FASTER.

Some people need to learn HOW TO LEARN, but if you’re getting TOP grades now, you just need BE QUICKER, more efficient.

In my e-book I explain how you currently do this and how you can SYSTEMISE what you do step-by-step to do it better and FASTER. Within 2-3 weeks, you will be able to get the SAME RESULT with a 5 to 10 hour reduction in TIME SPENT if you are an undergraduate student in Accounting.

Study Tip #3: Learn How YOU Learn

Rodney, I don’t know what your learning style is, but whatever it is – there are 3 or 4 things you MUST do to improve HOW you study to get better results FASTER. In my e-book, I show YOU how to find out WHICH STYLE YOU have and what to do to get better results, faster.

It’s NOT ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Every single person has their own style and patterns that THEY need to get the BEST RESULTS. The trick is to find YOUR SECRET COMBINATION so you can unlock the genius that’s within you.

Study Tip #4: How To Understand And Remember More

Most students waste 25 to as much as 50% of their study time memorising stuff for exams. That is ludicrous! In my e-book I teach you the SYSTEM to make sure you are never caught cramming at the last minute trying to learn and remember stuff.

This works in ALL SUBJECTS AT ALL LEVELS. I should know – I have degrees in Pure and Applied Science, Engineering, Business, Psychology, Law, Corporate Governance and Taxation.

The strategies are simple and easy – but they need practice.

Rodney, with a 4.0 GPA, you don’t need better grades, you need to STOP WASTING TIME and get the SAME GRADES with a lot less effort!

My e-book and video programs GUARANTEE you’ll be able to spend more time with your girlfriend and your firends within 8 weeks – or ClickBank will refund you 100%.

But honestly Rodney – think about it this way – you’re getting straight As. I have products that GUARANTEE RESULTS – why not give it a try?

Hundreds of students with WORSE GRADES than you are now getting the SAME GRADES as yours with less effort… Why not join them today/tonight?

I would love to hear you become one of my success stories – I can almost read it now…

“Dear Dr. Dussault,

I wrote to you 6 months ago. Struggling to reduce my study time. I was apprehensive, but decided with your blog post response it was worth a shot. WOW! What a difference your book and videos made! I can now read 3 times faster than I used to, I’ve retained my 4.0 GPA and study about 10 hours less a week – going out with my girlfriend every weekend (Psst! she is also using your strategies and went from a 3.2 to 3.8 GPA!) I, no make that WE, can’t thank you enough.

I wish I had learned these strategies at the BEGINNING of my Accounting degree! Now that I have this skill – I might decide to do a double-major for my Master’s Degree – I’ll keep you posted!

Sincerely Yours,

Rodney.”

Speed Reading and Learning Videos

Several people have been asking how many videos there are to help them Get Better Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort… There are TWO and the NEW updated pages have just been launched – click below to see them now.

http://www.SpeedLearningVideo.com You get this for FREE when you buy by study book…!

http:www.SpeedReadingVideo.com This is a GUARANTEED program to learn 3, 5 or even 10 times faster than you read now. It’s the single most valuable skill you can learn and it takes only ONE HOUR to learn.

As you can see, each video program is comprehensive and fully contained so you can learn in the comfort of your own home or office and you can revisit ANY segment at your leisure.

Enjoy!

Speed Learning Video Streams From Your Computer

Today’s question of the day is from Parry Yap who asked if the BONUS you get with “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort” is VHS, PAL or DVD format…

It’s none of those – it’s streamed directly to your computer. No disks, no tapes required!

PLUS IT’S INCLUDED FOR FREE when you buy the book!

The Speed Learning Video covers:

The strategies you learn in this video will radically change your results at school and in any area of your life:

Spend more time doing what YOU want!
With your study out of the way, you’ll have more time to do what you want!

  • 4 keys to help you accomplish any goal faster (a new twist that will make this automatic for you)
  • How to meet deadlines with ease and without driving yourself crazy!
  • How to get into the peak performance ‘zone’ on command, that makes you feel unstoppable.
  • What an Olympian can teach you about how to tap into your own unique brain “programming” to MAXIMISE your grades or any performance in life.
  • Should you cram at the last minute or study one week in advance? – this will blow you away!
  • What to do if you’re a PROCRASTINATOR and how to use it to your advantage.
  • How to absorb and remember even banal and boring information that can be critical to achieving top grades.
  • 2 little-known questions you must ask yourself to help you read faster and with better comprehension.
  • Should you use a highlighter when reading? – most people do this wrong!
  • The #1 reason why many students fail and what you must know to master any subject or any skill faster than most people!
  • The Rubik’s cube strategy to solve complex problems quickly and without effort.
  • How to immediately tell information that’s true from information that’s inaccurate so you can make the right decisions at school and in life.
  • How to speed-read ON SCREEN 200% faster than even quick readers and master the skill in 60 seconds or less!
  • Why people stop half way and don’t finish what they start and what to do so that it doesn’t happen to you.
  • How can the clothes you wear wreck or improve your grades – something your Maths teacher never told you!
  • The reason why you keep forgetting important things when under pressure and how to recall important details when you need them most.
  • Amazing!The #1 study technique to instantly improve your grades using only a pen and paper
  • One 9-letter word to turbo-charge your memory and help you remember things like calculus, physics, maths, geography or history without breaking a sweat!
  • Should you study early or late at night?
  • Should you do the easiest or the hardest exam questions first?
  • How to do multiple exams one after the other and get top grades without freaking out.
  • A system to help you remember and recall quickly tons of information on demand.
  • The Case Method used by Harvard Business School and how it can help you to develop analytical skills, sound judgment, and leadership potential.

Thanks Parry for that GREAT QUESTION!

Stop Subvocalising To Speed Read

If you aren’t reading more than 400 to 500 words per minute, I’ll tell you why…

First, you need to purchase my Speed Reading Video Program, because what I’m about to say isn’t going to make much sense unless you know the technique of SPEED READING…

Once you have purchased it, you’ll understand that the #1 reason you haven’t doubled or tripled your reading speed is because you are still sub-vocalising.

Continue reading ‘Stop Subvocalising To Speed Read’

What’s included in the eBook?

Today’s post is from Max Namgung who asked an excellent question – What’s included in the Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort e-book?…

You get all of the following:

  • The powerful, grade-changing eBook electronically delivered to your inbox
  • Access to this blog so you can ask ANY QUESTION you have that I will personally answer, like your private tutor.
  • The Speed Learning Videos, which are valued at $47 – see the site that sells them – but YOU GET THEM FOR FREE with the e-book!

The Speed Learning Video Includes:

  • 4 keys to help you accomplish any goal faster (a new twist that will make this automatic for you)
  • How to meet deadlines with ease and without driving yourself crazy!
  • How to get into the peak performance ‘zone’ on command, that makes you feel unstoppable.
  • What an Olympian can teach you about how to tap into your own unique brain “programming” to MAXIMISE your grades or any performance in life.
  • Should you cram at the last minute or study one week in advance? – this will blow you away!
  • What to do if you’re a PROCRASTINATOR and how to use it to your advantage.
  • How to absorb and remember even banal and boring information that can be critical to achieving top grades.
  • 2 little-known questions you must ask yourself to help you read faster and with better comprehension.
  • Should you use a highlighter when reading? – most people do this wrong!
  • The #1 reason why many students fail and what you must know to master any subject or any skill faster than most people!
  • The Rubik’s cube strategy to solve complex problems quickly and without effort.
  • How to immediately tell information that’s true from information that’s inaccurate so you can make the right decisions at school and in life.
  • How to speed-read ON SCREEN 200% faster than even quick readers and master the skill in 60 seconds or less!
  • Why people stop half way and don’t finish what they start and what to do so that it doesn’t happen to you.
  • How can the clothes you wear wreck or improve your grades – something your Maths teacher never told you!
  • The reason why you keep forgetting important things when under pressure and how to recall important details when you need them most.
  • The #1 study technique to instantly improve your grades using only a pen and paper
  • One 9-letter word to turbo-charge your memory and help you remember things like calculus, physics, maths, geography or history without breaking a sweat!
  • Should you study early or late at night?
  • Should you do the easiest or the hardest exam questions first?
  • How to do multiple exams one after the other and get top grades without freaking out.
  • A system to help you remember and recall quickly tons of information on demand.
  • The Case Method used by Harvard Business School and how it can help you to develop analytical skills, sound judgment, and leadership potential.
  • In this 61-minute recording, I reveal my personal strategies to help you get the best grades with the least amount of effort. These are strategies that are difficult to explain on paper but are an absolute MUST to help you unleash your full potential.

    You’ll learn how to tailor the techniques contained in Get the Best Grades With the Least Amount Of Effort to your own unique style and personality.

    The strategies you learn in this video will radically change your results at school and in any area of your life:

    Because I KNOW this video has the potential to supercharge your results and grades the moment you watch it, I’m including it with How To Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort.

    Get your copy of the book now, BEFORE this $47 bonus video is taken away

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…

Study SMARTER and LESS rather than HARDER to get the BEST GRADES

Today’s post is courtesy of Jennifer F. who asked the following two questions via e-mail.

How long does the system take to complete? Can I share it to other computers in my home once I get it?
Thank you. Jennifer F.

Question #1: How long does the system take to complete?

Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” is a SYSTEM that starts with an e-book that takes most people less than 1 hour to read. The tips, techniques and tools revealed are so easy to implement that a fifth grader could put them into practice IMMEDIATELY.

The SYSTEM is structured for each person to OPTIMISE their own study patterns which means every person will find his/her own solutions EFFORTLESSLY, and each one will be DIFFERENT. What Jennifer does to increase her grades will NOT work for Janet or Jack.

That is the beauty of the SYSTEM – you will find what works BEST FOR YOU, even as quickly as while you read the book.

But to answer Jennifer’s excellent question – the SYSTEM takes only minutes of attention to PLAN, TRACK and MONITOR what you’re currently doing. Within the first week of using just a handful of the strategies, you’ll start to see IMMEDIATE results.

Many people get results BEFORE they even finish reading the book BECAUSE they do the exercises.

In fact, when you buy the book, you’ll have access to BONUS materials and techniques for SPEED LEARNING and SPEED READING that will further enhance your results.

If you have a test or exam coming up and you apply just 2 or 3 strategies in the book, you’ll see INSTANT results on that exam. You’ll be able to REMEMBER more and UNDERSTAND more than you did before you started the SYSTEM.

That being said, this is a SYSTEM that you can fine tune over and over again. Most people want to get BETTER grades and are willing to spend MORE TIME to get them, and THEN start to reduce their time spent studying. That totally makes sense to me – GET THE RESULTS NOW and then reduce the cost/investment to get the SAME and better rewards AFTER you’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t.

So the answer to Jennifer’s first question is that it takes about an hour to read the e-book and then only minutes to apply the strategies SYSTEMATICALLY one at a time – as your courses and semester develops.

If you are a good note taker, you might want to focus on EXAMS, QUIZZES and TESTS.

If you you’re good at EXAMS, you might want to REDUCE the time it takes to MEMORISE and LEARN stuff the first time…

Whatever it is that you need to focus on, it takes MINUTES for you to implement the strategies and they will start to save you time within the first week – GUARANTEED.

Jennifer’s second question is also very good—

Question #2: Can I share it to other computers in my home once I get it?

The “Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” System STARTS with an e-book that is a PDF file that is sent to you IMMEDIATELY when you place your order and you can open and read on any computer and share with family members. Because this is my intellectual property, it’s not to be given to others freely. That is stealing and when you do that, the Universe has a way of punishing that kind of behaviour… I talk about harnessing the unlimited power of the universe in the book and in subsequent elements of the SYSTEM.

The SYSTEM is comprised of BONUSES and additional components that you will receive access to automatically.

Each one is designed to ensure that you KEEP improving your grades. Some are focused on SPEED LEARNING while others on SPEED READING.

These are all delivered electronically and can be accessed on any computer regardless if you’re at home, school or work.

There you go, two GREAT QUESTIONS.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” starts with buying the e-Book. NOTHING will change unless you take action.

This SYSTEM is GUARANTEED to work – No one who has read the book and applied the strategies has failed – NO ONE.

All you need to do is trust the process, invest this small amount and see what happens. I personally GUARANTEE you can BET BETTER GRADES plus I know you can do it with less effort.

Without diverting into a speed reading discussion, imagine if you could read 2 or 3 times faster – which I teach in one of the SYSTEM COMPONENTS…

I am sure you’d agree it’s LESS effort to read 3 hours of material in 1 hour…

I can teach you to do that, but won’t unless you buy the first component of my SYSTEM – “Get the BEST GRADES With The LEAST Amount Of EFFORT” It’s about the price of a Music CD with a FULL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.

If it’s not worth it to you to get better grades THIS SEMESTER, then don’t worry about it. Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t worry about the fact that you could go to bed earlier, be less stressed and get better looking dates as your grades improve AND you have more time to socialise, have fun and party WITHOUT compromising your grades.

Have a problem studying, taking exams or writing term papers?

Post a comment and I’ll make some suggestions…

Consider it a ‘private tutoring lesson’…

A lesson that everyone gets to learn from.

Try to be as specific as you can – saying that you have trouble taking exams is not specific, saying that you’re not good at essay exams is better, saying that you run out of time writing essay exams is even better.

Go on, give me a challenge…

I’m here to help you get better grades with the least amount of effort!

Marc