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Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Books, Education, Productivity, Study Tips, Time Management | 0 comments

eBook Mock-upYes, scholars!! It’s officially here. I’ve just put the finishing touches on a brand-new eBook, Study Smarter: How to Maximize Your Study Time and Master Any Subject.

You probably noticed that the blog was unusually quiet this past July. That’s because I was busy working on this exciting project, and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

If you enjoy the posts on the blog, you’re going to love this eBook. In this step-by-step 40+ page guide, I have compiled all of the methods, tips, tricks, and strategies that helped me maintain high grades in college, beat procrastination, organize my time efficiently, and work productively.

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5 Steps to Effective Note Taking & Acing Your Next Exam

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Study Tips | 9 comments

5 Steps to Effective Note Taking and Acing Your Next ExamNote taking is one of the most important skills to master if you wish to be successful in high school and college. When you are sitting all day in class, it is easy for your mind to start to wander, but if you are taking notes, you are forced to concentrate on the teacher’s words and think through the concepts he or she is discussing. Even better, the notes you jot down provide a written record of the most important information covered in class, making life much easier when it is time to study for the final exam.

In today’s post, I share five important steps that have helped me supercharge my note taking and use those notes most effectively when studying for exams.

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How to Accomplish Any Goal: The SMART Guide to Making Your Dreams a Reality

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Foreign Language, Productivity, Study Tips, Time Management | 10 comments

The SMART method is a fantastic fail-safe five step approach to accomplishing your goals.

The SMART method is a fantastic fail-safe five step approach to accomplishing your goals.

It’s easy to set goals. Sometimes it’s even easy taking those initial steps towards achieving them. Maybe we want to learn to play an instrument so we buy a guitar and sign up for lessons. The first few days are fun, but somehow life gets in the way, and it becomes more and more difficult to find time to practice. Or maybe we want to learn a foreign language. We buy several books that promise we will be fluent in a matter of months, but after memorizing a few phrases, our interest wanes and our goal is abandoned. What are we doing wrong? How do we maintain that original interest and energy that motivated us during those initial stages? In today’s post, I’ll share a fantastic fail-safe five-step approach called the S.M.A.R.T. method that has helped me transform my goals from dreams into reality.

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How To Maximize Study Time & Master Any Subject

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Study Tips, Time Management, Videos | 15 comments

Neo Matrix Study Skills

How to maximize your study time & get Matrix-style results.

It’s the night before a final exam.

I’m poring over the class study guide and wishing I had the ability to download all of the course material into my brain, Matrix-style.

In the film, the main character Neo is hooked up to a giant computer. Download the kung fu computer program and zap. He’s now a martial artist.

You’re probably thinking, “Only in the movies.”

But what if I told you there is a surprisingly easy method to study quickly and effectively and get Matrix-style results? What if I told you that anyone can use this method to raise his or her grades by at least half a point in one semester?

And, even better, after graduation this skill will be a life-long asset, helping you in any career you decide to pursue.

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Brain Power: Quickly & Easily Memorize Anything

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Memorization, Productivity, Study Tips | 2 comments

Memorize Like A Superhero

Iron Man flying in his cool suit of armor.
He’s also the brilliant inventor Tony Stark.

Has anyone ever asked you: “If you could have any superpower, which one would you choose?”

Would you want to have lightning speed? Super strength? The ability to fly?

Of course, this is a silly question because you will never be one of the X-men or Fantastic Four or the Avengers. In real life you can’t have any of those superpowers.

Except one:

A super-powered memory.

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