You’ve started your first real step to seriously levelling up one of the most important skills you can develop: learning.
And I’ve got good news. It’s not that hard! We will give you the steps to succeed on this path less trodden.
🤔 What can I expect?
In our experience, we’ve found that the vast majority of high-school and early university students can see improvements in studying efficiency of at least 50%. For students receiving tailored coaching, we sometimes see improvements of over 400%.
Note: In the video I refer to the basic vs advanced learning courses. These have now been merged into this single course in a revised, more effective structure 😎
To kick us off, here are a few common issues that students face when trying to improve their study efficiency and the relevant solutions.
|“It doesn’t seem like these techniques are working as efficiently as I had expected.”||You’ve may have years of bad studying habits to overcome! Progress takes time, especially at the beginning. Expect at least a couple weeks before you feel any change.||Just like when you start playing a new sport or instrument, calibrate your progress on doing the right process. Build the correct habit first!|
|Not being consistent/diligent/persistent/feeling like its not having the same effect as the course explains it should have.||Most of the time, for self-directed students (i.e. no coach), this is because of rushing ahead too quickly. We’ve found that students tend to try to finish this course ASAP, but it doesn’t work that way!||Building solid foundations is not just a preference when it comes to efficient learning. It’s completely required to progress at all.|
|Being afraid to ditch a previous method or style of learning that feels safer or more comfortable.||We tend to avoid discomfort. It’s perfectly normal!||We have to understand that the way you have been studying is probably already near max efficiency for that particular system of techniques. It’s a dead-end road. Changing at least offers the opportunity for improvement.|
|“I’m not completely convinced that this works as well as you say it does”||It’s very common for people to be sceptical about the results that are possible. In fact, it’s good critical thinking to question claims that seem exaggerated.||The contents of this course account for only about 10-15% of our total academic coaching arsenal. It is only the most evidenced techniques, taught in a way that our experience shows works the best.|
You can interact and ask questions with our academic coaches using our online classroom, for free!
Access to this Classroom is for students who have access to either our coaching services or our Study Smarter courses. While we would love to answer questions from all students (which we do during our drop-in clinics), most questions are answered in these courses already.
✋ Disclaimer: We love helping you figure this stuff out! If we feel that your question is likely to be more complex than meets the eye, we will do our best to explain it, but may also suggest that you book in for a personal coaching session.
However, as part of our strict ethical code of practice, we will never try to sell you something that we do not genuinely believe is in your best interests.
We’ve found that certain concepts are best understood when explained from multiple different angles over a period of time. Therefore, this course has a built-in redundancy model. This means that certain fundamentals are explained multiple times. A difficult concept that can be easily misunderstood may be explained two or three further times throughout the duration of the course.
💡 Surprisingly, we’ve found that most students perceive the same concept a different way each time, taking away a valuable new insight into the same technique.
After working with countless students, we’ve clearly found that students who rush through the course improve significantly less than students who take their time! There are many reasons why this is likely to be the case, but we hypothesise that it boils down to three things.
Students who rush are more likely to: