I’m Red-beard The Pirate and I’ve helped thousands of students get killer grades with my book (and I’m even talking about the procrastinators too.)

For $4.99 you can have top-off-the-class grades or it’s free. Want to know more?

Image Source
Image Source

I get a lot of depressing questions about studying. These are some of the hardest questions to respond to:

I’ve really been trying to get my grades up. I’m going to be a senior soon and I’m hoping that increasing my grades can get me into a better college. I just can’t seem to get myself disciplined enough to study. I want to but it’s kind of like I don’t really care anymore. I feel like improving my grade isn’t even worth it.

This is a ridiculously complicated question. Instead of answering it directly, I’m going to try to give you the tools to figure it out yourself. Most of this is just me using my own personal experience and trying to make sense of how I solved similar situations.

Emotions are a huge part of behavior. If you don’t like studying then that objectively hurts your ability to study. Just having that inkling of thought is a major distraction. Even if you could physically force yourself into doing it despite your preferences, that might not be worth it.

Human emotion is a tool but it’s a very imprecise one. When you’re able to align your emotions with your actions, or your actions with your emotions, you do better. Human emotions can be trained Pavlovian style but they’re always working and retooling their associations back to what’s beneficial for their day to day lives.

If you feel like improving your grade isn’t worth the cost then consider the possibility that you’re right. Most schools try to push people for better grades to qualify for a better college but unless you’re competing for valedictorian (or close) it will likely have little to no effect on your success in life. (As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, big name colleges are worth it. “Better” but non-recognizable colleges are usually not worth it.)

This is the first thing I try to do when I have some emotion seeming to get in my way. I ask myself if my emotions are making a legitimate point. I could feel sad because a stranger looked at me funny on the bus. That’s a rather silly reason to feel sad. I could feel sad because someone I cared about passed away. That actually makes some sense. If your emotions make sense then let them guide you.

If you happen to be competing for valedictorian and your feeling that it might not be worth it seems irrational to you then you’re getting into complicated territory. The first thing I’d look for is something else that might really be motivating (or demotivating) you.

Emotions are imprecise. Sometimes something depressing in some other aspect of your life can be spilling over into your school work. For example, if you lost a relationship then you might think school is making you down while it’s really just the relationship. Any stupid (or important) little thing could cause dramatic consequences in other areas of your life. If you figure out what that problem is then you can try to solve it.

I personally would recommend therapy to virtually everyone. If you’re really concerned about getting to the bottom of your emotions, it’s a great opportunity to get some guidance. Most people are a little irrational and having someone to talk things over with can help make sense of it.

There is no one solution to this problem but I’ve always found giving myself time to think about it without stressing over it helps clarify where my real concerns are. Often I’m pleasantly surprised to realize my problems aren’t as complicated as I make them feel.

Do you want to know how to study in less than 15 minutes a night? That’s what this blog is all about. Be sure to follow and check out the archives for all the details. Also, the ebooks in the sidebar have some more lessons worth learning.

Q/A – When You Don’t Care Anymore

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!


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.

Please give me the chance to change your life for the better – it’s on me to prove it. What you’re going to do is: click on the link here or below, click “Buy Now”, fill in the boxes, and you’ll get your copy of the book through an instant download.

Get How To Study Happier Here

Warning: Inflation is eating my butt right now. My accountant is saying the prices need to go up to keep up with server costs ASAP or this whole site is in danger. I’m writing this one last message as a last ditch effort to get this book to anyone that wants it. If you want it, do it now while the guarantee and price are still available. You will have it for when you’re ready to start.

Last chance! Don’t miss it at the lowest price and best guarantee I can do.


Tagged on:                 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *