I’m Red-beard The Pirate and I can help you improve your grades with my book.

Are you a  student looking to improve your grades?

You can get killer grades even through the busiest parts of your school year.

Sure… if you use the usual strategies taught to students, you’re going to have a tough time.

If you use the strategies taught on this blog, these times are going to be your time to shine. It might still get a little exciting but it will be in a good way because you’re prepared.

Finals was one of the times I loved in college because these strategies let me create some amazing results under very unusual circumstances.

I somehow managed to score a top of the class gpa while taking a double course load and working 30 hours a week. (And I biked an hour to school and work in opposite directions but that’s just me bragging.)

I wasn’t able to do this because I’m super smart.

My early high school grades put me in the bottom half of my class. (Pretty much the only kids scoring lower than me didn’t even show up.)

My results came from strategy. That’s why you need to learn this stuff.

Now think about finals time when you’re taking a double course load… This was all strategy.

Once you learn it, you’re going to feel great while achieving your goals.

Cycle Crushing It And Having Fun

The first thing you should keep in mind is this:

You shouldn’t treat your whole academic year like finals time.

It’s stressful.

It shouldn’t be anything like any other time of year because it’s not. All your teachers are giving you their most important assignments. They’re throwing their big projects and essays at you. Then they’re giving you a big ugly test.

They’re all doing this at the same time as every other teacher.

It should feel a little different because it is different.

You should spend more time working on school during this time of year.

(Or in the case of most students I work with: you should spend less time working on school through the weeks prior to finals.)

Relax! You Won’t Have Time To Do It Later

Manage your stress levels throughout the school year.

People can’t manage high levels of stress through long periods of time. It’s just not natural. It leads to problems. One of those big problems is burnout.

You don’t want to burnout during finals.

That’s the death of good grades for the school year. It’s better to lose a few unimportant points earlier in the year than to risk the important points later in the year.

There is a time to be stressed out and there is a time to chill out.

If you don’t do enough chilling out then you’re going to be much more susceptible to burnout. Burnout is unpredictable and uncontrollable. Consciously relaxing allows you to pick your moments.

Don’t Study This!

Finals are the perfect time to stop studying for certain classes.

Do you really need to keep studying for that class you’ve been getting an A in all year?

Maybe… but if you have a class you’re averaging a C in then you probably need to focus on that.

Are you risking failing any classes?

If so, then those are the classes you need to dedicate most of your energy towards.

Remember to use the syllabus busting strategies this blog is always going over to verify you know what assignments are valuable and which are just wasting your time.

If you’re not going to fail any classes and are just looking to maximize your final grade then you also need to focus on these same strategies.

You may not have time to finish every assignment. You should skip those low value assignments.

If you do have enough time, you might have to rush some of them. You should rush those low value assignments because they’ll impact your grade least.

Most importantly, you need to know which assignments you should focus your energy on. Get those high value assignments double and triple checked.

Assume The Collapse Of The World Around You

Whenever you get an assignment during finals time, you should be treating it like it’s due next class.

(If it’s a huge assignment then you can assume it’s due in a couple classes.)

The worst part about finals is the unknowns that get thrown at you.

When you have a big assignment in one class, it can be tempting to put it off.

This can be a smart strategy during most of the year. It gives you more time to think about it and plan your work out. By the time you do it, you can know exactly what you need to do.

During finals time, this strategy can get risky.

You never know when a teacher is going to throw another assignment at you because they’re all looking to clear their plan off.

(Teachers don’t like falling behind in the year. They’re going to try to finish every assignment in their class plan. That means they can end up throwing you extra assignments late in the class to catch up.)

If you plan to do an assignment a week from now, you’re making the assumption your schedule will be open enough to do it a week from now.

If another teacher suddenly drops a time killer assignment on your desk during that week of waiting, your going to lose some of that time. If two or three teachers do this then you might have to make some difficult decisions.

Finals time is the time to try and stay ahead.

Fall into the rut of being a responsible student.

You can go back to your mindful procrastination during the quieter periods.

This is the time for getting stuff done.

Finals time is the hardest time of the year. It’s the culmination of all the challenges you’ve faced but it doesn’t have to be your downfall.

It can be a time to struggle or it can be a time to thrive.

By practicing the strategies this blog teaches, you’ll be able to put yourself in such a comfortable position that finals will actually feel good. (It’s a Zeigarnik relief. The stuff you’re worrying about all year concludes and you’re happy with the result.)

You can look at what you did (and your ridiculously high grades) and realize how much you kick-ass.

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Surviving And Thriving Through The Finals Rush

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.

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