Archive for the 'Study Mistakes To Avoid' Category

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 […]

Smart Phones = Dumb Students

I’ve blogged about this before numerous times… Even though I am a fan of new technologies, there is a time and place for everything – just like smartphones. Don’t just listen to me – read this brief article summarising the findings of a research study by the London School Of Economics that included 130,000 students […]

The App Generation

Today’s youth seems to be struggling with the secondary effects of technology in and out of school. A recent Harvard Study that led to an intriguing book (The App Generation) explains the perils and pitfalls of apps that can do just about everything.* Their argument, and I happen to totally agree with it, is that […]

Stimulation = Better Grades

A University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study revealed that “well-off” parents talk to their school-age children for three more hours each week than low-income parents. They also put their toddlers and babies in stimulating places such as parks and churches for hour and a half more hours. A University of Chicago study echoed this […]

Student extra-curricular activities

Today’s post is edited from The Economist Magazine, it deals with a hot topic of conversation amongst parents and students. In 1693 the philosopher John Locke warned that children should not be given too much “unwholesome fruit” to eat. Three centuries later, misguided ideas about child-rearing are still rife. Many parents fret that their offspring […]

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 […]

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! […]

MOTIVATION: Two types of students

There are two types of students: Moving towards students – who want to get the top grades, look good, win a medal, make more money. Moving away from students – who don’t want to fail, look fat, don’t want to lose a game and don’t want to lose the money they have. Which one are […]

20 Ideas To Help Students Get Organized 3 of 3

Today’s blog post is the third of a series of three, provided by the “Queen Of Organizing”, Maria Gracia. You can click on the hyperlinks to access the first 7 organization tips for students and for the next 8 decluttering tips for students. I am a big fan of this concept that I call Voluntary […]

20 Ideas To Help Students Get Organized 2 of 3

Today’s blog post is the second of a series of three, provided by the “Queen Of Organizing”, Maria Gracia.For the first instalment that has the first seven ideas to help students get organized, click on the hyperlink. I am a big fan of this concept that I call Voluntary Simplexity, it’s key element of my […]

20 Ideas To Help Students Get Organized 1 of 3

Today’s blog post is the first of a series of three, provided by the “Queen Of Organizing”, Maria Gracia. I am a big fan of this concept that I call Voluntary Simplexity, it’s key element of my Personal Productivity Principles I teach students and business people. So let’s get to Maria’s suggestions… Now is the […]

Mark Wahlberg goes back to high school

I stumbled across an article that said Mark Wahlberg is going to get his high school diploma.  What does it tell you when a multi-millionaire actor wants a high school diploma? It means there is value in getting one. This is a man who’s seen more of the world than most and experienced things to […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

Students Social NOTworking

Today’s post is quick and to the point because The Economist Magazine recently reported that 75% of student time is used for socialising, recreation and sleeping and only 7% for studying. It’s no mystery why so many students are struggling to get good grades. Stop reading this and get back to your books!!!!