Full Disclosure: I received a copy of a Crushendo outline at no cost to do this review. I’m not usually into that but the ad was fun so I went with it. They also agreed to give Smart Student Secrets readers a discount. The agreement with Crushendo goes no farther than that. Now I’m free to write absolutely anything about them!!! MAWHAHAHA…
The video is fun, right? If you didn’t take the two minutes to watch the end then do it right now. Don’t worry… it’s more fun than salesy. That’s what caught my interest.
For this review, I got to dig into the Constitutional Law Outlines program that include the exciting world of Crawdads and KKK members climbing out third story windows. Have no idea what that means? Well… you would if you completed the outline.
I’m trying to make a point with this, I swear.
The outlines were straight to the point. There were no boring lectures. It was just important point after important point. And it made those points interesting with it’s memory hooks.
Going through the outline I kept catching obscure memory strategies that might not be immediately obvious to the listener. I’m very experienced with memory tricks and it amazed me how effectively these topics were packed into the outline.
Crushendo was pleasant listening. The audio quality was good. The clips were straight to the point. And it was never too long to stay focused through.
Crushendo is an amazing supplement to your courses. That’s how you should be treating it.
It’s not a skip class and learn it here type program. It’s a show up to class and be ten times as prepared because you listened to this type program. (If that somehow makes a lick of sense.)
It’s so well focused on the most important points that you’re going to need to be focused to get anything through the audio clips. If you lose focus for thirty seconds then you’ve missed the point. (They recommend you listen to each clip multiple times. I agree with that recommendation.)
What It’s Like
It’s kind of like you’re listening to a textbook of amusing memory tricks.
It definitely has the facts.
It’s kind of fun but still is obviously teaching you something.
The stuff it tells you sticks because it’s showering you in every memory trick (mnemonics, loci, funny) ever discovered in the last two thousand years.
If you’re a law student, you should already know this:
You’re going to have to work hard to kick butt.
Crushendo can make you have to work less hard. It takes the most challenging parts of memory and makes them automatic. (It also lets you get away from reading textbooks which is huge.)
I really enjoyed working with Crushendo and I think you will too.
Use the coupon code Smart10 and Crushendo will hook you up with a big discount because you came from Smart Student Secrets.
Leave Procrastination In The Dust! Never EVER let it stop you again.
Doing stuff is easy – sometimes, right?
You only procrastinate the stuff that sucks. You don’t say, “Ahhh… I’ll read that text from my crush later.” Nope. Now… Any pause is intentional and coordinated to respond better.
Here is the problem with academics:
You probably think most academic stuff sucks – at least a little. (Especially compared to other things you could be doing.)
And the thing is:
FORCING YOURSELF TO STUDY JUST MAKES IT WORSE!
You’re slowly hardening your association of school and being miserable.
You need to create positive associations with academics. You want your brain to be getting hyped up and positive when you’re thinking about studying and giving into this internal oligarchical instinct to force yourself to studying – ain’t helpin’.
Chill the internal dictator for a moment…
A big secret: You need to STOP forcing yourself to study so much.
But, if you’re not forcing yourself then how are you going to see those killer straight-a’s that you’re always pining over?
It’s not difficult but it can sound weird to unfamiliar eyes.
Get your copy of my book about How To Get Happier Straight A’s.
It only costs $4.99 (and if these strategies don’t work like magic like it has for thousands of other students then you can get a full refund.)