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28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

The best way to learn is smarter, not harder. And you can easily make that change, today, with these 28 clever study and exam hacks! Trust me, these study hacks contain all the best, most cunning, secret tricks and shortcuts you can use to: Increase your productivity...

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2023

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2023

It’s official: scientists have figured out the secrets for how to study effectively for exams. Or at least, a darn sight more effectively than you’d be doing without using these strategies. Read on, and discover how you too can: Study smarter, not harder: get more...

ULTIMATE GUIDE To The Pomodoro Study Method: 9 Steps To Master Your Time

ULTIMATE GUIDE To The Pomodoro Study Method: 9 Steps To Master Your Time

Looking to send your study productivity soaring? Look no further than the Pomodoro Study Method: the wildly popular time-management technique that will help you: Stay motivated Avoid distractions Stay focused And get more done! Whether you’re brand new to the Pomodoro...

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...

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The Cornell Method for Note Taking: Better Notes for Revision and Review

The Cornell Method for Note Taking: Better Notes for Revision and Review

As a student or professional you’ll come across many different note-taking methods and strategies, but one of the most popular (for good reason!) is the Cornell Notes method. So what’s it all about? We’re going to explore how Cornell notes work, what the benefits are,...

Six Top Note Taking Strategies for College Students

Six Top Note Taking Strategies for College Students

Effective note-taking is one of the most important skills to master as a (new) university or college student – or at any stage of your academic career! So you need a good note-taking strategy. Why bother nailing down a proven, effective note-taking method? Taking...

The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

Time is precious, especially when you’re an overworked student. So we’re going to count down my top 12 time management hacks and tips for students, to help you get the most from the time that’s available to you each day. I promise, these tips will help you get your...

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

The best way to learn is smarter, not harder. And you can easily make that change, today, with these 28 clever study and exam hacks! Trust me, these study hacks contain all the best, most cunning, secret tricks and shortcuts you can use to: Increase your productivity...

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....

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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