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These Are The 51 Best Exam Study Tips For Students in 2021

These Are The 51 Best Exam Study Tips For Students in 2021

If you're looking for the best exam study tips to help you ace your exams this year, you're in the right place. I'm a memory psychologist and study productivity expert, and have taught thousands of students how to study more effectively over the years. These are...

EXTREME Study Routine Secrets For Ambitious Students

EXTREME Study Routine Secrets For Ambitious Students

I’ve seen hundreds of daily study routine examples for students in my years as an exam success coach. Some were good. Some were disastrous. Virtually all had significant room for improvement. Today, I’m going to share a study psychologist’s ultimate guide to...

Pomodoro Study Method: How To Really Use This Powerful Technique

Pomodoro Study Method: How To Really Use This Powerful Technique

Looking to send your study productivity soaring? Look no further than the Pomodoro method: a powerful technique to stay motivated, avoid distraction, and get more done. Francesco Cirillo is widely credited with coming up with the “Pomodoro method” concept in the late...

How To Study Effectively: 19 Secrets From Science & Psychology

How To Study Effectively: 19 Secrets From Science & Psychology

The science of how to study effectively has uncovered some gems in the last decade or two. Any one of these tips on their own could give you a pretty handy edge in studying well for your exams: together, they add up to a very powerful combination. There are five areas...

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Academic Coaching: The Secret to Top Grades

Academic Coaching: The Secret to Top Grades

Every student wants to pass their exams, and while at it, get excellent grades. And every parent wants this for their children. However, in the quest to pass their exams, get good grades, join the honors list and achieve other academic goals, students often struggle...

Goal setting for students: 7 top tips for setting the RIGHT goals

Goal setting for students: 7 top tips for setting the RIGHT goals

Goal setting. Sounds boring, right? Wrong. Goal setting is the perfect way to find your study motivation groove, and it’s easy to make it FUN. I promise! So keep reading to find out why goal setting is important for students, and seven top tips that will have you...

These Are The 51 Best Exam Study Tips For Students in 2021

These Are The 51 Best Exam Study Tips For Students in 2021

If you're looking for the best exam study tips to help you ace your exams this year, you're in the right place. I'm a memory psychologist and study productivity expert, and have taught thousands of students how to study more effectively over the years. These are...

7 Magical Holiday Study Tips For 2020

7 Magical Holiday Study Tips For 2020

Got study plans this Christmas? You’re not alone. Whether you’re writing coursework, reading for a dissertation, or revising for exams, you and millions of other students around the world are preparing to get a bit of work done this holiday season. Getting the balance...

Does Music Help You Study: Busting The Myths

Does Music Help You Study: Busting The Myths

When I’m doing talks in schools, there’s one question I get asked more than any other: “can I listen to music when I’m studying”? Does music help you study, or is it just going to distract you? Lots of people say “study in silence”. I disagree. I think it IS okay to...

Are You Working Too Hard? [PODCAST]

Why less can be more: the "study smarter not harder" approach Are you working too hard? We're all about helping you study SMARTER, and not HARDER on the Exam Study Expert podcast. But what if the key to studying SMARTER wasn't just about your study technique, but also...

How To Focus – With James Lang [PODCAST]

The science of concentration: why focus is hard and what you can do about it. Wish you could concentrate harder or for longer?James Lang’s book Distracted took the world of education by storm: he’s here to share his top tips on overcoming distraction and maximising...

Got Too Much To Do? Here’s What To Do [PODCAST]

Escape overwhelm and get back in control with this practical strategy. How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my two-stage prescription for study overwhelm, for getting back on top of life when you can't...

How To Change When Change Is Hard [PODCAST]

Make this the year you become a master of your study habits. Discover why change can be so hard, and how to conquer it and crush your goals! A two-part special:What's on your list of things you'd like to do more of (or less of) this year? It's one thing to fantasise...

Mindfulness for Students, with Claire Kelly [PODCAST]

Mindfulness for Students, with Claire Kelly [PODCAST]

Mindfulness training can have a profoundly positive impact on a mind-bogglingly wide range of aspects of our performance as students.There's a growing pile of scientific evidence to support a wide range of benefits of mindfulness training: Soothing stress or anxiety....

My EXACT Study Routine (Podcast)

My EXACT Study Routine (Podcast)

For the first time, I'm sharing my EXACT study routine from when I was studying for my final exams at Cambridge University.If you've ever wondered what MY study routine looked like, your wait is over. This episode is all about how to take your study hours to the MAX,...

Apps and services to boost focus and train habits

  • Apps to block distractions and help you focus on your work: Freedom (paid, with free trial Windows, Mac, iPhone), Cold Turkey (free, optional paid upgrade, Windows, Mac, Android), Rescue Time (paid, with free trial – PC, Mac, Android, Linux)
  • Apps to take control of your inbox: Boomerang (great free option, with paid upgrade if you really want – Gmail and Android), Right Inbox (Gmail)
  • Apps to build strong habits: Habitca to turn habit-building into a game (free, with paid upgrade), Beeminder to create strong incentives to stay on track (free if you stick to your goals – otherwise pay penalties!)
  • Forest app for Pomodoro timing + distraction blocking on your phone

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