A comprehensive guide to studying and revising smarter
Learn faster & remember more:
the easier way to ace your exams!
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Part 1. How To Study Effectively: The 6 Pillars of Student Success
A run-down of all the most important things I’d want you to know about studying effectively for exams. Mandatory listening before exploring the rest of this series!
- Prioritisation: “Know Where You’re Going”
- Mindset: “Know You Can Get There”
- Routine / Time Management: “Make Time For The Journey”
- Focus / Concentration: “Eyes On The Road When Driving”
- Learn Faster: With The Power Of Retrieval Practice
- Remember For Longer: With Spaced Learning (Repetition)
Part 2. Powerful Learning With The Blank Paper Technique
perhaps the simplest study strategy of all: how to use blank page retrieval to memorise lots of information, fast.
Discover blank page retrieval (“brain dumps”), plus my signature Memory Journaling strategy which is built around blank page retrieval.
Part 3. Flashcard Masterclass (My Personal Favourite Study Technique!)
I LOVE studying with flashcards.
Used well, they’re astonishingly effective, especially for very knowledge-dense subjects like medicine or science.
But using them well is not trivial: today, I break down my 14 top “DOs and DONTs” for becoming a flashcard wizard – and mastering your memory!
Part 4. Make Notes? Do This Instead, It’s Way Better…
Do you like to write notes?
They’re incredibly popular with students at high school, college, university and just about anywhere else you need to study for exams.
The problem is that note-making or writing summaries are pretty terrible ways to get information into memory.
In this episode, I offer you an upgrade to supercharge your limp old standard note-making technique and turn into a roaring dragon or a powerful study strategy.
Part 5. Creative Ways To Study With Practice Questions
Today, we’re talking about practice questions and past exam paper questions: a wonderfully effective study strategy that should always play a role in your exam prep.
Includes 4 of my favourite creative strategies to study with practice questions – for advanced users only!
Part 6. Memory Hacks: Mnemonics & Chunking
Today’s episode brings you the solution to those toughest of memory challenges: by the end, you’ll have a toolkit of handy mnemonic tricks to help you learn those hardest-to-remember bits of your course.
Part 7. A Neat Trick For Mastering Problems Maths (& More!)
We’re talking about interleaving: a powerful but not widely-known study strategy for maths-style problems.
Interleaving will help you master maths faster, and score more highly in tests and exams.
Part 8. Putting It All Together: How To Study Smarter Not Harder
Summarising and synthesising the How To Study Effectively course. It all works together as a complete system – listen to discover how!