Thousands of students like you have used these strategies to get better grades with less effort. Why are you still struggling with exam stress, note taking or basic study habits when proven solutions exist and have been documented for your benefit?
Have a look at our testimonials page – I guarantee you it’ll motivate you to improve your study habits. So many of the students are not native English speakers – so if English is your primary or ONLY language – imagine how hard it is for someone to learn in a foreign language… And yet they do!
Today’s post is from John Ruiz who wants to share his recent results after buying my study book and applying just 2 strategies. This is the dialogue I had with John…
Hello Dr. Dussault!
I recently bought your study book and after reading it and incorporating only 2 of your strategies I have improved my grades in Math. I scored a 115 A++ on my Honors Algebra 2 test and a 113 A++ on my Honors Pre-calculus test as well. Thank you for your excellent study guide – it will help me not only now, but in the future as well.
Now that’s a great testimonial, but it doesn’t help you does it?
So I asked John what study strategies he used:
Exam Study Tip #1:
First, I used the strategies for identifying exactly what was going to be on my next math test. I paid attention to the subtle hints that the teacher gave about what would be on the test.
Exam Study Tip #2:
I also referred to past exams and found that some of the extra credit problems were taken from the book we use in class. Realizing this, I was able to practice the exact problems that would be on the test and as a result got the highest grade in class on that test — 113. Without those two strateges I would not have scored that well. I used the same two strategies to get a 115 on my other math test ( I take Honors Trig and Alg. 2). I’m exited to try out more strategies and improve exponentially overtime. Thank you.
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.
The Pareto Principle also called the 80/20 rule is one of the most powerful study techniques I teach in my study book. Simply put, success in school is about knowing WHAT to study and WHEN. In my study book, I combine that with a concept from the 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People that takes away all the guesswork for you. It’s priceless to any student stressed about about exams, lab reports, quizzes and term papers.
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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, 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.
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!
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.