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How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

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. Put them to work for you, and you can look forward to: Studying smarter, not...

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

These are the BEST exam study tips to help students build effective study skills. They’re simple, fast, and actionable, and based on the latest science. I'm a memory psychologist and study productivity expert, and have taught thousands of students how to study more...

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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How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

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. Put them to work for you, and you can look forward to: Studying smarter, not...

How to Study Consistently Using Behavioral Change M.A.P.s

How to Study Consistently Using Behavioral Change M.A.P.s

How can you make it easier to study consistently? What's the best way to create good study habits? How can you get yourself to start studying when you don’t feel like it? The answer to all of these questions is decidedly not to use brute-force willpower. Instead, the...

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...

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

These are the BEST exam study tips to help students build effective study skills. They’re simple, fast, and actionable, and based on the latest science. I'm a memory psychologist and study productivity expert, and have taught thousands of students how to study more...

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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