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Choose from my recommended productivity tools and resources, best blog articles and podcast episodes.

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There Are Only THREE Effective Learning Methods: Everything You Need To Know

There Are Only THREE Effective Learning Methods: Everything You Need To Know

Let’s cut through the noise: there are dozens of slightly different approaches to studying effectively. You’ve probably discovered many already, thanks to viral Tiktok videos, endless study guides and YouTuber’s detailed pitches. Perhaps you’re a little confused about...

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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How Many Hours Should You Study A Day? The Comprehensive Guide

How Many Hours Should You Study A Day? The Comprehensive Guide

Let’s dive into my “all-time most-asked questions” list and tackle the thorny issue of how many hours you should be studying for each day. As an expert study coach there are LOTS of questions I get asked frequently, from whether it’s OK to listen to music while...

There Are Only THREE Effective Learning Methods: Everything You Need To Know

There Are Only THREE Effective Learning Methods: Everything You Need To Know

Let’s cut through the noise: there are dozens of slightly different approaches to studying effectively. You’ve probably discovered many already, thanks to viral Tiktok videos, endless study guides and YouTuber’s detailed pitches. Perhaps you’re a little confused about...

14 Productivity Tips To Help You Study and Work More Efficiently Than EVER

14 Productivity Tips To Help You Study and Work More Efficiently Than EVER

It's the productivity dream: How to get MORE done but spend LESS time doing it! It’s a dream sold by armies of productivity gurus, especially to business-people: because in business, time really is money. So doing more work in less time really does equal more money....

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...

ChatGPT For Studying – Adventures in AI For Scholars [PODCAST]

ChatGPT For Studying – Adventures in AI For Scholars [PODCAST]

AI in education? Yep: it's here, and there are great benefits for students using AI to study smarter, not harder. Here's how:Today we're looking at how students can use generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Google's Bard to support their learning and revision. From...

ChatGPT For Studying – Adventures in AI For Scholars [PODCAST]

Six Powerful List Ideas To Help You Get Things Done [PODCAST]

Stay calm and organized, and make your lists work for YOU ... by exploring beyond the classic daily "to-do list"!Today, I want to talk you through six of the best types of daily and long-term lists you might consider using to help you stay organized, calm and in...

Level Up Your Study Habits – with Chris Loper [PODCAST]

Level Up Your Study Habits – with Chris Loper [PODCAST]

Chris Loper is an expert habit change coach. Join us as we discuss how to improve your study habits - for good!Discover how to improve your study habits with grounding principles for creating lasting changes in your OWN studying. Your studies will never be the same...

Level Up Your Study Habits – with Chris Loper [PODCAST]

Coaching For A New Habit – with Chris Loper [PODCAST]

Chris Loper is an expert habit change coach. This week he's coaching me on how to start a new habit - listen in and learn how!I'm in the hotseat this week, as habit change coach Chris Loper puts me through my paces in building a lasting habit in my own life. Whatever...

Friends, Groups & The Social Side of Studying [PODCAST]

Friends, Groups & The Social Side of Studying [PODCAST]

Dive into the pros and cons of the social side of studying: friends, support networks and study buddies!How do friends and colleagues impact your study habits? Who lifts you up... and who drags you down? Whether you prefer to swim solo or are a long-time fan of your...

Friends, Groups & The Social Side of Studying [PODCAST]

Four Handy Brain Health Hacks [PODCAST]

Dive into the science behind these four top brain health tips: perfect for developing new habits this year!New year = new you? Check out our four fast "neuro-hacks" to boost your brain health this year, and beyond! Exam Study Expert's recommended meditation app:...

Friends, Groups & The Social Side of Studying [PODCAST]

3 Magical Mental Models To Help You Plan, Prioritise And Feel Calmer [PODCAST]

Change the way you think with these three mental models: three new mindsets to improve your studying!Discover the power of The Glass, The T-Shape and The Process Flow: 3 handy and flexible mental images I often use to help students plan, prioritise and feel calmer in...

Science of Learning: 6 Strategies With Dr Yana Weinstein-Jones [PODCAST]

Science of Learning: 6 Strategies With Dr Yana Weinstein-Jones [PODCAST]

Learn faster and remember more for better grades in less time: Six science-based strategies for success from Dr Yana Weinstein-Jones. Welcome to "Science Of Learning" season on the Exam Study Expert podcast! Over the next few weeks, we'll be maximising YOUR memory -...

Friends, Groups & The Social Side of Studying [PODCAST]

Are You Working Too Hard? [PODCAST]

Are you working too hard? Overstudying? Just how much studying is too much? Let's look at the counterintuitive reality of how LESS is MORE when you study SMARTER not HARDER. Are you working too hard? Overstudying? How much studying is too much? We're all about helping...

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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