Archive for the 'Speed Learning' Category

Does Reading Fiction Make Us Better People?

That is an interesting question this BBC article addresses quite well – does reading fiction make you a better person? One thing we do know for sure is that reading MORE non-fiction books ensures you’ll have a better, higher-paying career.        

Should I read or listen to a book?

Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. By Daniel T. Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia. A few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child’s dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more. But today the question I […]

9 TED Talks Recommended For Students By Students

Ever heard of  TED Talks ?  TED Talks is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (maximum of 18 minutes) on various topics.  There are near 1500 videos on their website.  Whenever you need inspiration, motivation or just to look at something interesting or different, select one amongst the various subjects and spend some […]

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 […]

Note Taking – how important is it?

The weakest ink is stronger that the strongest memory. As The Exponential Growth Strategist, I present to audiences around the world. I reveal the most powerful and valuable insights for people who want to achieve extra-ordinary results. People pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to hear me speak and deliver my content. Content I have […]

How observant do you think you are? Take this quick visual test

We all think we’re observant, but you’d be surprised at how many details we miss on our first glance… Take this quick visual test and see if you’re as observant as you think you are… Good luck!

Listen to music to get better grades

Chelsea Wilson, the Community Relations Manager for Washington University School of Law’s Online LLM program, informed me that @WashULaw recently created a new study aid in the form of a Spotify Playlist composed of late baroque era classical music. The playlist was created based on a Stanford study that discovered music engages the areas of […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

Mindmap To Improve Your Grades

As a reader or subscriber to this blog, you know I am a huge fan of MindMapping. I used it as a student to collect and gather all my study notes before important tests and exams. I now use it in business for all my strategic planning and as a visual tool for personal goal […]

Doodle Your Way To Better Grades

If you thought doodling was a waste of time – think again. This short 5-minute video reveals the creativity that lies hidden in all of us and how it can help you get better grades. If you want to learn the ultimate in note taking skills – try MindMapping! Doodling Can Help You Get Better […]

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 […]

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.

Hard To Read = Easier To Remember!

Today’s post is what I call antimimeticisomorphism in action Making something hard to read means it is more likely to be remembered! A PARADOX of education is that presenting information in a way that looks easy to learn often has the opposite effect. Numerous studies have demonstrated that when people are forced to think hard […]

Why my study tips work

I think you should watch this video, it’s only 3 minutes long and explains… How and why my study techniques work

Note Taking Examples

Peter sent me these… What do YOU think of them? I’ll give my feedback once I get yours first Give us your feedback by leaving a comment below. How do your class notes look compared to these? What suggestions do you have for Peter to improve his note taking?

Sleep Reading?

As a reader of this blog, you know I’m an advocate of Speed Reading, with a program that guarantees you can double your reading speed in less than one hour. This photo was just too good not to share with you – One of the biggest mistakes you can ever make is to read in […]