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How to read a textbook properly

This checklist is for textbooks, non-fiction books and/or technical reference manuals. A checklist to read a textbook properly Read the whole table of contents from top to bottom. Go to the back and read the glossary terms and the bibliography if there is one. Flip through each page of the book from start to finish, […]

You can’t afford NOT to learn things on the first go

No one can go back, but we all can make the MOST of what’s ahead. You need to learn ‘whatever it is’ on the first go because (1) you won’t have time later to learn it ‘again’ when you could have learned it on the first go because you’ll have other things to learn by […]

The Matthew Effect Explained

There are two types of people, those who LOVE and EMBRACE reading and those who DON’T LIKE to read and avoid it at all costs. The reason is the Mathew Effect: This is why learning to read is paramount and speed reading helps by either getting you through MORE material in the SAME amount of […]

Quick math / logic question…

What is the next number in the sequence?

First Woman Field’s Medal Winner

For the first time in history, a woman has received the highest honor in mathematics, often nicknamed the Nobel Prize of mathematics. Since it was established in 1936, the Fields Medal had gone only to men, until Wednesday, when Maryam Mirzakhani received it in Seoul, South Korea, from the International Mathematical Union. “It is fun […]

Big Number

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Teenage Brains

Every once in a while, someone sends me something absolutely incredible that defies description. Today’s blog post is about an article on teenage brains. It is so erudite and engaging I am not even going to attempt to summarise it. If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager, I promise you it’s […]

Spicy Nodes

This is an interesting online visual tool that we’re testing. Let us know what you think by placing a comment to this blog post. CLICK ON BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE SCREEN (NEXT TO THE ?) FOR FULL SCREEN MODE.

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 […]

Effort vs Performance

“A students know they get graded on performance. C students think they get graded based on effort.” – Dr Marc Dussault

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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.

iPad Study Guide

I thought I’d confirm some recent questions about my study guide – yes it’s 100% iPad Compatible. Click on the image to get your copy now – you don’t just get a study guide, you also get fantastic bonuses PLUS full-colour MindMaps!

Math Got You Down?

I’m not sure where I got this, but it was so funny, I had to share it with you. Enjoy!

Student Budgets

If you’re wondering where all your money goes, look no further. Today’s infographic shows you where the average student’s money’s going. Click on the image to enlarge!

Get Better Grades Now… Help Spread The Word!

I recently had someone in Boston write this on a few blackboards for me… That’s when I thought I might as you to do the same – spread the word to other students. If you do, take a photo and send it to me and I’ll post it here on the blog. Thanks in advance […]

US IT Graduates

More and more computer science majors at U.S. colleges are opting not to take programming jobs after they graduate. Not because they don’t want to work in the computer industry, it’s just that they want to spend a few more years in America before having to move to India. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. That’s not […]

Frustrated With School?

One of the ironies of the world is that in under developed countries, young people are dying to get to school – in some cases that’s literally true. I don’t want to get on a political soap box because that’s not what this blog is about. Others can do a much better job of promoting […]

New Testimonials Just Published!

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 […]