Archive for the 'Exams' Category

10 Mind Tricks To Learn Anything Fast

This short video is a great reminder of simple things you can do to improve your study skills to learn anything fast and remember it! Study Tip #1: Use the sleep sandwich to remember a lot more. Study Tip #2: Master modifications to reinforce your learnings and commit them to long-term (better) memory. Study Tip […]

COVID’s impact on education

In the video below, The Economist Magazine covers how technology could transform education post the COVID pandemic. It will be interesting to see what sticks versus what falls by the wayside. One of the challenges every student has is to optimise how to best study whether at home or back in school. There are proven […]

Four Memory Tricks

Four Memory Tricks Nothing helps you get ahead quicker than a good memory. Whether you’re trying to remember the name of the guy you just met, a state capital, or complex sets of business data, these simple tricks can help you improve your memory skills. 1. Start by chunking. According to psychologists, it’s especially hard […]

Don’t take notes on your laptop or tablet

I know some people think I am “old school” when it comes to taking notes with pen and paper, after all, it’s 2015… But all I care about is – RESULTS. A recent article extols the benefits of taking notes with pen and paper and NOT on your laptop or tablet. I admit, I am […]

Meditate to get better grades

I have blogged about using a floatation tank to improve your grades… A recent study further supports the view that meditation can improve your grades. If this is all too zen for you, that’s OK, enjoy the stress and strain of doing it ‘your way’ and let me know how that works out for you! […]

2 Minute Exam Success Technique

Today’s blog post is a TED TALK that can help you study better and reduce your exam anxiety in less than 2 minutes… Check it out!

SAT Pressure?

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 – […]

Free Audio Book Sample

We recently announced the new Audio Book version of our bestselling study guide: Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort. We’ve just uploaded the free sample to the product page and it’s yours for free, no opt-in or email required. We believe you’ll realise you need to get it so you stop […]

Audio Book

We’ve just launched the Audio Book version of our bestselling book Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort! Get it now and start improving your grades while you walk, drive or take the bus to and from school or work. It’s the easiest, effortless way to improve your grades! As you know […]

How to write long term papers

Today’s blog post is based on an outstanding comment left by Renee… I thought it was important and relevant enough to add to it and share additional term paper writing tips or when you have a long essay or a thesis to write. Renee’s comments are italicised… Your tip for writing long papers is brilliant. […]

How To Ace Your Next Exam: Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

The best way to achieve mastery is to practice, but you need to practice within the right context and environment. Spending 1 to 2 hours on a problem the week before an exam that only allows you 20 to 30 minutes to solve it won’t help your exam related stress – in fact it will […]

How to remember more – don’t walk through doors!

I previously blogged about Exam-Taking Tips with the second suggestion highlighting  the encoding specificity principle when studying for an important exam. In a recent Scientific American article, they explain why walking through a doorway makes you forget. As a student preparing for an important exam or test, you can use this to either NOT forget […]

Get Better Grades Now

If you’ve been reading or have subscribed to this blog, then I am sure you’ve enjoyed the study tips I’ve revealed here – imagine getting the behind-the-scenes content… Hmmm…. Have a look at this 1-minute video that I just published… College Study Tips Click on the hypelink to get your hands on How To Get […]

Do you dread exams?

If you dread exams, you’re not alone. I don’t know anyone who likes exams, but there are people who get very anxious and dread midterms and finals. Chances are, you dread exams because you’re not prepared – or more likely you don’t “feel” like you’re sufficiently or adequately prepared. We’ve all been there at some […]

Quack Or Genius Idea? You Decide

I get a lot of emails from all over the world on an on-going basis. I had never heard of this technique to reduce stress for students who are under pressure to get better grades. I have no idea if it works. Since it can’t hurt, if you feel stressed about school or upcoming exams […]

Studying Maths Doesn’t Involve Reading, But Doing!

Maureen recently sent in a question: Hi Dr. Marc, I just bumped into  your website because we are having our thesis and our topic is about memory enhancers but when I see your blog posts I see that studying can be easy each in our own ways…. My problem is I love reading books and […]

Puppy petting party soothes stressed students

Following up a successful “puppy day” from last spring, GMU law school enlisted volunteer animal rescue organization A Forever Home to bring a batch of puppies that needed attention to its campus as a treat and a stress reducer for law students leading up to final exams.

Having trouble focusing while studying?

If you’re trying to cram for an exam or otherwise trying to get a lot of studying done or reviewing a lot of notes in a short period of time and losing focus, you might want to stare out the window – or even better, take a walk outside. Seriously, if there are trees out […]

Taking notes is so 20th Century

Taking notes is so 20th Century now that we’ve discovered the incredible power of Mind Mapping. Even though it’s been around for several decades, only a very select few use it to become ‘super learners’. The primary reason is that when asked, most people don’t think they are artistically gifted or talented. Therein lies the […]