Active recall is the most effective way to study.
It’s something I bring up a lot because it’s super important and almost never appreciated by students.
Active recall is just practicing remembering stuff.
It guarantees you’ve learned whatever you’re studying. That means, when you sit down with your heart racing as a test gets dropped in front of you… you know that you know what you need to know. 😀
But some students don’t appreciate how powerful active recall can actually be.
That’s why I created a little unscientific test to try and prove it to you.
Is it perfect?
Far from it. That’s kinda’ why I’m sending it to the email list first. I trust your opinion on this more than anyone else. Right now it’s pretty bare bones. I want to make it better.
Do me a favor and reply to this email telling me if anything doesn’t work quite right for you? (Did it actually prove active recall works for you?)
I got another one of those life-affirming emails from one of the readers this week. I just want to send out my own little thank you to all of you. I am so grateful that you take the time to read and learn from these emails. I share the ideas that changed my life and actually hearing they help you too makes this work totally worth it. Thank you!
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.