Hola Studious Students of Smart Student Secrets!
We’ve got big things going on here at Smart Student Secrets but first let’s pause for a moment to say:
CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING IT ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR!!
For those of us lucky enough to be in the US school system, this time of year is when we get to put away the textbooks, teachers, and even most of the thinking~
(At least that’s my excuse for doing so many dumb things through summer.)
Yes… It’s summer break boys and girls and the rest of you too.
Hopefully you’ve all got some warm weather pleasant vacations coming up because you’ve earned it.
Awesome job folks! We may not know you well but we’re proud of you nevertheless.
Now that the school year is over, I get the impression there are tons of students looking for a break from all that talk of studying and books and the like. That’s why we’ve decided to keep this weeks post simple, quick, and just a little bit silly.
We’ve been waiting to break down some of our potential plans to get some feedback from you lovely readers and skimmers. So please send us a message to let us know what you think (nothing is set in stone yet.)
Personalizing The Members Area
1. We’re thinking of replacing some of our members-only content with a more personalized members approach. We’ve been letting a lot of “lurkers” join or members only area and it’s hard to know how much we’re helping them. We want to replace the general advice with personalized advice to help breakdown where you guys are each specifically struggling.
Do you have any ideas that could make this work?
2. We want to get some of our readers to share their Smart Student Secrets stories and photos (thanks for the love all of you that have already participated.) We may be giving away some free Smart Student Secrets gear.
If any of you are interested please reach out.
3. We’ve been working with a few student writers to get their content ready to liven up our lovely little site with some fresh voices. We can’t wait to let you hear from them. We’re even working with other study blogs to produce more awesome stuff.
Please reach out if you enjoy writing and want to share something!
4. Any Reddit fans here? Make sure you’re following along at www.reddit.com/r/studytips/
5. ENJOY SUMMER BREAK!
And remember, these are the times that separate the extraordinary students from the average.
(For those of you not lucky enough to get summer off… my condolences. Good luck and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled study stuff next week.)
Image Sources: Artem Bali
This is an absolutely essential read for anyone on this blog.
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.
It’s going to make more Smart Students than at any other time in this site’s history.
If you’re ready to take your academic game to the next level – if you want to see it for yourself.
Write your email in the box. Check the confirmation you want emails. Confirm your email. And see for yourself.