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The fundamental challenge of college is the use of your limited resources.

You only have so much time.

You only have so much energy.

You want to use that time and energy in the best way possible to maximize your grades and understanding. A big part of this is how you study different sets of information. In some classes you might want to use flashcards to learn. In other classes, flashcards will just waste your time and energy.

You can think about study material in two categories:

1. Process Oriented
2. Memory Oriented

The first thing you need to figure out when deciding how to study is which category the information you need to learn fits best. This allows you to pick the best approach to getting the information to stick.

Do you want to improve your grades?

Well… this is something you need to know…

This is a post that I plan on expanding on with more detail and examples in the future. Hopefully it will help you crush your studying in a more systematic (and easier) way.

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Memory Investment Mastery

Let me tell you (an inappropriate) true story…

It was high school Spanish class…

I was a Senior in a class of Sophomores. There was one other Senior in the class. Best of all –

She was smokin’ (as the old folk say.) She was gorgeous. 10 out of 10. Tight jeans. And she always sat right in front of me in class (gulp.)

We were the only Seniors in the class. By default… that made me the coolest guy there… And trust me… I’m never the coolest guy there.

But we’d talk. Sometimes in class she’d lean over. I’d continue to pretend me importa la espanol stuff pero… Seriousamente… 😛

Sure… I’d show up to class. But my brain rarely stuck around for the lecture. And that’s why you might not be surprised I was getting a C- in class.

It’s funny how that stuff that distracted me in highschool wasn’t so problematic in college where I took a double course load and still scored near the top of my class…

You don’t need to be perfect to score near perfect.

You just need to know how…

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