Learn How to Study and Get Better Marks and Study less!
… without endless hours of cramming …
… without the need for tutoring …
… and without sacrificing the things that matter to you!
Dear frustrated student,
When you’re struggling with your grades, it can be all you think about. You know that getting good grades are important and you start to stress about questions like:
“Will I be able to get into University or College?”
“Will I be able to get the job – and the salary – I want?”
In other words, will you be able to make your dreams a reality?
Unfortunately, if you’re like most students … too many students … you’ve tried to raise your grades by spending hours and hours reviewing the same information. You may be sacrificing time with family and friends to “keep your nose to the grindstone”. You may have even had your self-esteem trampled by a well-meaning teacher or adult who said you just needed to apply yourself more – implying that good grades were a matter of working harder.
If you can identify with any of the above situations, it’s all about to change. When you learn the secrets to studying, you’ll be able to get the grades you’ve always know you were capable of in less time. That’s right. You can get the grades you want while actually spending less time studying.
How to Study Effectively
Believe it or not, you can learn how to study. People with good study habits weren’t born that way. They learned, and developed, these skills over time. But if you asked them to explain how they do it, they would struggle to explain, let alone teach, you how to do it.
That’s where The Effective Study Skills Handbook comes in.
Our team of experts has put together this step-by-step guide to help take the mystery out of boosting your grades … and your self-esteem. Our experts know that you are no different than any other student. Not only are you capable of getting better grades, if you follow the advice and study tips in this guide, you can learn how to get those grades in less time!
Here are just a few things you’ll learn.
How to Organize Your Study Space
If you’re asking the question “What’s a study space?”, then this chapter is definitely for you. You’ll learn why staying organized is critical to success and learn how to set up an area that’s conducive to learning regardless of how much space you have.
Setting Academic Goals
There is a saying that if you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there. Successful students know how to set goals and follow through on them. Having the focus and discipline to define and achieve realistic goals also boosts your self-esteem.
How to Memorize
Being able to quickly recall information is a skill that even the best students struggle with.The Effective Study Skills Handbook will give you tips and tricks including how to use Mnemonic devices to boost your recall.
Become a More Efficient Reader
Reading is a building block of success in so many ways. If you’ve ever found yourself reading the same page or paragraph over and over, then this chapter alone may be worth the cost. We’ll teach you different strategies including when to speed up and when to slow down.
When you order The Effective Study Skills Handbook, you’ll also learn about concentration, making a study plan, using flash cards, making the most of your study time, the role that sleep and nutrition play in effective studying, what food to eat, how to avoid procrastination, and so much more!
Managing Yourself – Getting Organized
Time Management 8
Basic Nutrition for Students 16
Basic Exercise for Students 18
A Good Night’s Sleep 19
Foods for Your Brain 20
Caffeine — Good or Bad? 21
Getting Motivated and Staying
Academic Goal Setting 23
Managing your Environment
Productive Study Environments 29
Tips for organizing our Study Area 30
Places to Study Besides Your Desk 32
Preparing a Study Schedule 34
Textbooks and Course Materials 37
Reading Do’s and Don’ts 37
Reading Strategies 38
Changing your Reading Speed 40
Reading Strategy for Textbooks 43
Reading Strategy for Novels 45
Reading Strategy for Essays 47
Note Taking Styles 56
Outline Method 57
The Cornell Method 58
Split-Page Method 61
Note Taking Practice 64
Concentrating on What Matters 78
Study Groups 82
How to Make a Study Plan 84
How to Make a Study Schedule 86
How to Study from your Notes 90
Memorization and Memory Tricks 91
Using Mnemonics 93
Using Flash Cards 97
Good Study Habits and Useful Tips 101
How to Prepare for a Test
Mental Prep 106
How to take a test
The basics 108
In the test room 113
Avoid Anxiety 119
Common Test mistakes 121