Are you an A or B student that wants more time to enjoy life while scoring top-of-the class high – even if you’re a bad test taker?
No. The long term readers might be thinking I’m talking about the kind of experimentation I did when I was younger.
To catch the rest of you up: I used to consistently do strange and downright silly experiments to find better and better ways to study. For example, I would hop on one leg while trying to learn a set of information and I would compare that to my results without hopping on one leg. (If you’re curious, it helped pretty consistently but it looked like it was because of a silly and impractical reason.) That’s how I ended up starting to improve my grades and was the base of my original study philosophy. Eventually I started to notice how a lot of the silly experiments I did were backed up by recent experiments done by professionals.
That is not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about something dramatically better and easier.
My study experimentation strategy worked because I was trying new things. I stopped doing the new things that didn’t work. I kept doing the new things that did work. That meant I was constantly studying with better and better strategies. That’s what I want you to think about.
You don’t need to do silly things to appreciate this benefit. This is all you need to do:
1. Make a plan to study better.
2. Follow the plan consistently.
3. Measure your results.
4. Ask, “Did it work?”
If it worked then record that and repeat that strategy. If it didn’t work then don’t repeat it.
5. Is it worth it?
You may discover some strategies that improve your grade but aren’t valuable enough to be worth doing consistently. (For example, my silly hopping on one leg strategy.)
6. Find a safe opportunity to repeat this experiment.
By safe, I mean this: When you find a strategy that works, use it on your big tests. When you only have a silly small test coming up, consider trying a new study strategy. By constantly trying new things you can always be improving your grades by creating more and more powerful study strategies.
Simple enough, right? Using these six steps you can change absolutely anything in your life for the better. If you’re committed then your grade will be improved.
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I’m about 4 hours away from something big.
The story began a decade ago when I first started to share my study strategies with other students.
I had figured out the Holy Grail of academic optimization strategies – and every intermediate step to get to it. Using this strategy, I pulled a nearly 4.0 GPA while running a double course load in college – and once I started sharing it.
Droves of them.
And then teachers noticed.
Most of the teachers that were looking out for their student’s best interest got what I was saying and supported the cause. Others… well… not everyone has the student’s best interest at heart.
Early on (even before Smart Student Secrets,) I started writing for average students.
I knew… I was NEVER one of the “smart kids”. I was mediocre at best. And I knew, if these strategies worked for me then they could work for just about anybody. And that’s who I wanted to connect with.
But… There was a problem…
I built an audience giving these strategies away. Sure…
And I’d get messages from them. And we’d talk. And I’d hear their stories.
I’d hear from A+ students that cut their study time by 90%.
I’d hear from B students that took their grades up to A’s.
I’d hear from teachers that were sharing my strategies with their students.
I’d hear from older students how these strategies changed their life.
I love it. I love introducing these strategies that changed my life to other people.
But there was always this… but…
What about the C students?
What about the D students?
What about the students that are currently failing?
Sure… Some would reach out.. but…
They never followed through… They’d take a small step. They’d sign up. They’d learn some killer strategies. Seeing right there how powerful they were going to be…
And then… life kicks in. They lose sight of their goals.
And it’s gone.
Student’s came to this site to improve their life. They see the possibilities. But then… they move on.
In about 4 hours, I’m going to be introducing something – an email subscriber exclusive – that can help change that.
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