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.
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Want Even More Study Tips?
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.
If you’d like a free copy of the book, let me know where I should send it:
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) 🙂
- Here’s where you can read up on Akrasia and its origins in the time of Plato
- Picoeconomics is an in-depth field of Akrasia study
- Beeminder’s post on Tocks
- Here’s Magnus Carlsen’s entire match against Gary Kasparov
- A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
- The apps I mentioned in this video – Anki for SRS, WaniKani for Japanese study, Beeminder for a commitment device, and HabitRPG
Oh, and if you’re going to try out HabitRPG, you should also join the College Info Geek guild there and say hello!
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