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Sports are one of the areas I start feeling uncomfortable talking about when it comes to students. It’s one of those areas that I’ve discussed that get wildly misinterpreted. I got this question and it felt like a rather safe opportunity to graze into the subject. (I’ve extracted a few details for brevity and privacy.)

I’ve been playing sports since I was 8. Over the years I’ve become pretty good at basketball. I’m currently a sophomore in high school and it looks like I’m not going to have too many problems getting on a good college team. (I’m already one of the best players on my team.) My number one problem is my grades. I’m generally capable of just getting good enough grades but I think I should be doing a little bit better (and I’m afraid I’m going to just miss the cut sometimes.) The thing is, I have a really full schedule as it is. I know the 15MSS could work but I’m always so exhausted I can hardly force myself to do it. Is this just a discipline thing? Do you got any tips for high school athletes?
-Anthony

I regularly discuss how students need to be careful when going to college. (I’ll get to your question.) Many students get to college just to waste tens of thousands of dollars to get into a field that won’t help them pay those costs off. They regularly go into filled job markets or, worse, fields with no job markets to begin with. That leaves them hoping to get any job capable of paying their loans off. Athletes have to be even more vigilant about this.

Making the mistake of getting a useless degree costs time and money. Making the mistake of getting a useless degree while playing college sports costs time, money, and sometimes lifelong injuries.

Is that to say you shouldn’t be moving in that direction? Hell no. It just means that you’re taking on more responsibility than the average student (not less.) This is a decision that needs to be made understanding the consequences. This is the most important point I need to emphasize when talking to high school athletes.

Sports are not an alternative strategy of getting through college (or high school.) Sports don’t mean you should give yourself slack when it comes to grades. (“Oh… well… I had to practice late… I’m comfortable with this lower grade.”) Sure, if you’re one of the greatest high school athletes in the country, perhaps a little slack is fine but quite frankly, grades are not difficult to get when you know what you’re doing.

The strategies on this blog are about as simple as they can get. They’re based on the most advanced science of today. (Short of a few dangerous and sometimes illegal drug regimens,) they’re the most effective strategies around. They require 15 minutes a night or less. They will give most students grades that are well above average.

Every student (student athletes included) have burdens that they accept beyond school. Getting better grades should only require discipline for a week or two. In reality, most students that get good grades get good grades from their habits. Once you develop a habit, like a regularly scheduled practice, it becomes a natural part of your day. After that week of disciplined studying, you’ll be on a habit. After a month of that studying habit, it will be harder to stop than to just keep doing it.

Don’t overthink it. Or as a certain sports company might say, just do it.

Do you want to know how to study in less than 15 minutes a night? That is what this blog is all about. Be sure to follow, check out the archives, and read the ebooks to learn it all.

Q/A – How To Get Better Grades For Sports

A B&C Students Guide To Mercilessly Crushing A Students At Their Own Game (While Laughing Your Way Towards The Ivy-League)

Are you smart but getting meh grades?

The smartest students are often the ones the school system leaves behind. It’s easy to motivate a half-wit (or even almost-wit – like a horse with a carrot dangled in it’s face to get it running. Giddy-up horsey!

You would never fall for that, right? Then this is for you.

It’s easy to procrastinate when you’re getting a raw deal. That’s the smart thing to do.

Academics is a game – and its prizes are good. Really good! There is more to the story than that though. What do you have to do to get that prize? And that matters even more than the prize. Study 18 hours a day for straight-A’s and a high-paying job someday in the distant future? Ughhh… Not me. That’s for sure.

I scored near the top of my college Engineering class while studying less than 15 minutes a morning. And seriously, I don’t sound like a super genius, do I?

Hint: I had barely scraped a 1.0 GPA in high school and I wasn’t skipping and having fun with friends either – I was… dare I say… trying my best.

Big Tip: trying doesn’t matter unless you’re experimenting or already using an effective strategy. Trying without an effective strategies is a waste that can plop your grades in the stinker. First step – STOP TRYING with ineffective strategies.

You got that?

Look… I’m a bit crazy. I get it. I’ve read hundreds of books on grades, learning, and memory. I spent sleepless nights studying obscure academic journals. I swear, I even read the book “How To Read A Book” and didn’t have to drink alcohol to do it!

WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF!?

You wanna’ know why?

Don’t tell anyone but… I care. I was emotionally crippled by the school system. I had heartless, lazy, and downright mean teachers (and a couple good ones that couldn’t help.) It took years for me to untangle their mess…

And I went to college and beat them at their own wretched game. Top scores. Easy studying. Time to make friends and impress the ladies. (You know… the important stuff!)

But I know… I wasn’t alone and I know there are others facing similar and worse challenges than I did. And I may be out of the warzone now but I can’t in good conscience leave you behind without my arsenal.

That’s why a decade ago I founded Smart Student Secrets and got link backs from LifeHack, HuffPo, and good college professors with names I can’t pronounce from all over the world that see these strategies crushing every day. But forget about them… the emails I get from grateful students… that’s the stuff a good life is made of.

My newest book is, in my opinion, the best book ever written for students that want to absolutely crush the academic game.

It gets you to focus your energy on the most important aspects of grades – giving you leverage on the system.

It shows you the big painful studying, you’re not benefiting from – that you thankfully get to stop today and forever.

It takes the latest in academic research on memory and puts into your hands, the exact memorization strategies that a Purdue Professor proved can let someone memorize 2.35 things for every one they’re memorizing now.

And this isn’t about “working harder” – and it’s not about “working smarter” either. (I cringe every time I read that phrase.)

It’s about working only when it matters most and creating the habit of motivated and effective learning.

I guarantee this… You can skyrocket your grades with my book while studying less than you ever had to study before. If I’m wrong, send me an email and I’ll refund you – no questions asked.

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