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Easy Study Tip: Study By Objective Not Time!

When we first begin school, our parents and our teachers tell us that we should set aside a specific amount of time to study each day. Don’t make this mistake!

Many people continue to study by giving themselves an allocated time per day or per week to study a certain subject, all because they don’t know how to study any differently.

If you study with this “time” objective in mind – work will expland to fill the available time. If you give yourself two hours to read a chapter, guess what – that’s how long it will take.

If you are after results (and let’s face it we all are) change your approach to study by learning by objectives, not by setting yourself a timeframe.

This doesn’t mean that you should cut back on the amount of time you spend studying, it just means that you will be more focused on the outcome of your study rather than the time allocated to do it.

It sounds logical right? Most of my study tips are!

This study shortcut (found in Chapter 7 “Studying shortcuts guaranteed to work wonders”) and other great study tips, techniques and strategies can be found in my e-book Getter Better Grades with the Least Amount of Effort.

These will help you study more effectively and provide you with the short cuts to ensure you get better grades with the least amount of effort every time!

Onward and upward!

Dr Marc Dussault

P.S. If you have your own favourite section or chapter or if you have any questions, post it here on the blog as a comment and I’ll give you direct feedback, consider it a personal tutorial – at no cost!

Easy Study Tip #1 – Read BEFORE You Go To Class

Whether you are thinking about saving your grades or you just feel as though you need a bit of a boost as the semester wears on, you will find that one of the simplest things you can do to get your grades up and to keep them up is to read your materials before you go to class.

It seems simple, but the truth is that reading this information beforehand can give you an impressive edge when it comes to understanding the course material and to helping it sink in.

Doing your reading will go a long way towards facilitating a better understanding of the lecture materials.  The truth of it is, that the lecture and the text are meant to be complementary, not repetitions of each other. Reading ahead will help you fill in the blanks during the lecture.

With so many of us in competitive class environments, you will find that reading ahead can give you a head start on a number of things. If there is something that is puzzling you in the text, you will discover that you can ask questions when they are relevant and fresh in your teacher’s mind.

This will get you a better response than if you are going to be reading the material late and then getting to it weeks after it was discussed. Reading ahead can also help you understand the concepts more thoroughly.

You will find that as you read, you will start to get a grasp on what is happening with the information, and then what your teacher says in class later on will further emphasize it. Think about how much more effective a student you will be if you simply read ahead before going to class!

There are plenty of great and easy study tips like this one in Get Better Grades with the Least Amount of Effort, the most comprehensive e-book on the market for this subject!

Onward and upward!

Dr Marc Dussault

P.S. Yes I know, these study tips are simple – this is just one of many that can improve your grades with the least amount of effort! So what are you waiting for?

8 Minutes to Study Success

Listen to what Evy Arnette Kornes has to say…

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Hi and thank you !
I did what you told me to, and I did NOT stop after 8 minutes…..
Thank you for this reminder. :-)

Kind regards,
Evy Anette Korsnes

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What the heck is she talking about?

It’s called the 8-minute rule and it’s one of the many BONUSES I include when you buy my book.

Go on, you know you want to know how 8 minutes can possibly be so powerful that someone actually e-mails me to tell me they did it!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

Yes I know, this stuff is too simple. So simple in fact a fifth grader could do it.

So what are you waiting for?

Join Evy and thousands of others who are Getting The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort because they know things like the 8-minute rule…

How I Cut My Study Time From Days To Hours And Got Better Grades In The Process

Sometimes it seems like some people are just naturally smart. It seems like they get good grades while they are playing more than actually studying.

You probably think that their good grades come easily without studying or without any hard work involved, right?

I tried all kinds of tricks to improve my grades– studying at different times of the day, in different places, by different schedules. Each one made a difference.

I wasted countless hours doing things that didn’t work.  My frustration and anger at not being taught how to study drove me to systematizing the process so that success was repeatable and, more importantly, efficient.  Even though I love reading and learning, I hate to waste time – especially if I know I can read and learn more quickly.

Being perpetually curious, I started to look into just how my classmates were getting such astonishingly high grades when they seemed to spend all their time goofing off rather than studying.

Since some of my friends were among these straight A students, I asked them outright, and this is some of what they said:

  1. “We need to create adequate space in our lives for leisure and enjoyment. The human mind truly expands when engaged in an enjoyable experience, and understand what we study.”
  2. “Since life is more than constant studying, we’ve begun to tend towards laziness instead, so you have to figure out how to note the most important points and develop a way to remember them by association with something that you really relate to during the learning process, this will have what you learn “stick” in your mind, along with the pleasant and relaxing experience you have at that time.”
  3. “Split up the lessons into small focused ones so that you chunk stuff down. What this accomplishes is an improvement of your focus while increasing your memory recall.”

Anthony Robbins calls it “Mirroring the Masters”.

That’s what I started to do.

One step at a time, I created a SYSTEM that was repeatable – it became my book with the name that says it all – Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort.

I decided that I wanted to get that kind of free time as well. I had been wasting whole weekends reviewing for exams, when with what I ultimately learned I would have been able to do better with only two or three hours of study!

Yeah I know it sounds too good to be true – but y’know what? I got to the point where I was fed up with non-stop pressure and hour after hour of sitting at my desk trying to learn everything JUST TO GET BY.

I had enough and decided to see if this ‘stuff really did work’.

Y’know what?!?!

It did and it does – but only for those who learn the techniques, tools and strategies.

I eventually developed tips and tricks to help my friends and classmates ( the first draft of my book) and believe it or not, I was met with resistance. I hadn’t “proven” myself and because of that, I didn’t have the credibility. It was often too late for me to help those who needed it the most.

That has changed now. BUT it’s too late for my classmates of 20+ years ago…

I have accomplished things that are “public” or within people’s view and I now have credibility.

I am living proof that these strategies work.

I  also have an amazing number of success stories from students all over the globe who have put my advice to good use, and more of them are doing so every day. I’d love to count you among the successes I’ve chronicled in seminars and books!

Let me know by posting a comment on this blog!

I genuinely think that just about anyone can learn these fundamental principles and use them to improve their grades immensely– possibly from Ds all the way up to Bs and sometimes As– something many people only dream of.

But nothing happens unless you change something.

Make the decision now to stop wasting time studying and start to get better grades THIS SEMESTER.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.

When you flunk your next exam, test or quiz, come back to this blog and read the posts – there is enough content here to prevent that from happening again. My book has much more content than this blog and it’s the best investment you could make – it’s a fraction of the cost of an academic textbook, the price of a double music CD… Think about that for a second.

If you didn’t flunk, but you got stressed out of your mind – consider the option that you could get the SAME GRADES OR BETTER without the stress. Why put yourself through that?

For me, the STRESS and ANXIETY was the key driver to learning these strategies – I always get ‘pumped up’ for exams and quizzes, but more than that is no fun – I want the calm sense of confidence that I KNOW I can ACE an EXAM.

That total feeling of serenity is priceless ESPECIALLY when everyone else is fidgeting, twitching and sometimes getting sick in the bathroom before a final. That’s just not for me.