8 Advanced Tips For Studying Effectively

All the introductory study advice you hear repeated over and over again – stuff like:

  • “Skim the chapter before lecture!”
  • “Sit up front so you pay attention!”
  • “Take notes only on important things!”

…it’s all useful, but it’s very basic. Being geeks, we like to dig further into topics we’re interested in – and study techniques are no different.

So, why not dive into some more advanced ways to become a more efficient studying machine? In this video, we’ll do just that.

We’ll look at something called the Corson Technique (a very handy way to make your professors like you), a memorization strategy used by memory champs, ways to hack Akrasia – your tendency to procrastinate on hard things – and more.

If you’re unable to see the video above, you can view it on YouTube.

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Hopefully this list can give you some ways to study more efficiently – but maybe you’re also looking for a more comprehensive overview on how to earn better grades.

I just finished writing a book called 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) and I’d like to share it with you for free.

The book covers topics like:

  • Defeating procrastination
  • Getting more out of your classes
  • Taking great notes
  • Reading your textbooks more efficiently

…and it also includes an entire chapter on specific study techniques.

The book also has a lot of recommendations for tools and other resources that can make your studying easier.

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I’ll also keep you updated about new posts and videos that come out on this blog (they’ll be just as good as this one or better) 🙂

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I want you to know that i love your website and channel.. thank you , you have helped me a lot.
but i have difficulty of understanding your videos because i do not speak English very well.. So, if you typed the transcript under your videos< it will be better for me.
Thank you


not more efective


I love these tips! They are practical and interesting.
Can I request a video where you focus more on the method of loci?
I try to use it for the name reactions in organic chemistry by imagining different molecules partying around the house (I know it’s weird, but it helps me remember the reactants) but I find it difficult to keep them connected with the name and confuse it with other reaction.

Juana Daroda

Hello! I’ve been watching your videos and they’re very helpful!! Though I’m not still in college, but I’ll go, so it’s a beginning. I’m Argentinian, so I could notice that you have a very nice and clear English. Please keep doing this kinds of videos.

Sue Doe Nimh

I’m not in college. I refuse to stop learning, though. I appreciate your blog, which I found via unplugthetv.com
I wonder if you’d do a blog about how to learn. Even those not in college learn something, from how to tie your shoes to what’s your roommate’s mother’s favorite flowers. Could you collect all/some the tips that people who are aware of how they absorb information for more than passing a test do so? I also need help researching – get an idea (or an assignment), choose a topic that’s do-able, and find the information in personal experience, books, people, and of course the internet.
Perhaps the second could be documented as you do the first, to spell out an example. An aside would be tips to avoid tangential surfing, and/or thinning the herd of too much information. Please? It would help me very much. sdn

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