Today, I want to talk you through 6 list types you might consider using to help you stay organised, calm and in control.
Some will be familiar to you - though perhaps with a fresh spin you'd not considered before - others will likely be entirely new!
The To Do List - and the 3-part system I'm favouring currentlyThe Browser Tab "To-Do" List HackThe Stop List - to help with overwhelmThe Checklist - de-risk the big momentsThe Red & Green List - for when times are toughThe Mental Resistance...
Unleash the power of real clarity on what matters (and what doesn't), and what you need to do to get you closer to your destination in your studies, with your version of the powerful "boat go faster" question.
Plus, finding flow state more often, for enhanced productivity, creativity, and above all, enjoyment of your studies!
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How to organise your time and stay productive - even when you're balancing a full time job and full time degree!
In this instalment of the ever-popular student stories series, we also touch on:
The importance of keeping an open mindLevelling up by learning how to learnThe power of helping others and knowing when to ask for helpSpecific learning tips for quantitative / numerical / problem-based subjects*
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It all starts with your mindset: that's the foundation on which it all rests.
And I mean both your final result, and your enjoyment (or otherwise) of the path to success.
Today, I'm looking back on my own mindset journey as a scholar, and breaking down the top lessons learned from 3 separate challenges I faced at 3 separate times along my journey as a scholar through my time and school and university.
If you're inspired today to level up your own mindset toolbox:
Earlier this year, Ruth Poundwhite (Ep. 97) talked about the "discomfort in resting" that so many high-achievers share.
I had a number of messages saying this really struck a chord, I want to pick up on that thread today, with help of special guest Camilla Walker.
We'll be exploring why getting real rest can be so challenging, why it's so necessary, and introducing you to a practice that's specially designed to help, called "deep rest".
Links and resources from this episode:
Join Exam Study Expert's very own Drs Alix Hibble and Kerri Edinburgh for a candid look at the ups and downs of the PhD experience.
You'll learn top tips with the benefit of hindsight on mindset, time management, goal-setting and more.
Plus, why research is awesome!
As mentioned in this episode:
The Scholar's Way: our signature mindset programme for students and scholars of all kinds: https://examstudyexpert.com/tswKerri's article on imposter syndrome:...
Today, we're diving into our "most often asked questions" list, and tackling the perennial question of how many hours should you be studying for each day.
The answer is "it depends" (oh, come on, you knew I'd say that!), but in this episode, I don't duck the question, join me as I break down:
The 5 key things that it depends ON, so you can make the right call in your circumstancesThe main guiding principle for deciding a sensible study-hours goalAnd my perspective on different specific hours...
Today, I'm diving into four tricks your mind might play on you which cause you to lose time or feel frustrated in your studies, and what you can do about them.
There's some of my favourite psychology in here, classic judgement & decision making theory as applied to the world of studying and scholarship - let's dive in!
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Today, we're talking to Sowmya, a law student who's facing 12 exams ... in just four weeks time!
Join us as we discuss:
The impact of anxietyAvoiding procrastinationHow to find the drive to study by focusing on your goalsEffective methods for managing your time in the final lead-up to examsAnd the best revision methods for covering a LOT of material in a short space of timeWant to talk to us about getting our coaching support in the run-up to YOUR exams? We're here to help! Find out more...
Exam Study Expert's very own Dr Alix Hibble was at one of the world's major education research conferences last week.
In today's episode, she shares her top 5 trends in education research in 2023, and takeaways for students.
Tune in to learn more about:
The danger of a bad label or identity at school or in your studies and what to do about itNurturing engagement in your studies and growth mindsetGetting the most out of virtual learningGetting the most out of AI tools like ChatGPT (without...
Over the years, my take on effective learning strategies has got clearer and simpler:
I think there are only THREE effective approaches to learning.
Everything else is just variations on one of those 3 themes.
I reveal all in today's episode!
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Discover the power of personal development for your scholarship (and for life) with the one and only Alan Donegan.
The power to level up is in your hands!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Notes From A Friend (book): https://geni.us/notesfromafriend*
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (book): https://geni.us/coveyhabits*
- Rebel Business School (courses): https://therebelschool.com/
- Rebel Finance School (course): https://www.alandonegan.com/rebelfinance.html
- Extraordinary Life...
We're talking language learning for skills, profit and above all FUN with Kerstin Cable of fluentlanguage.co.uk. Discover:
Kerstin's top reasons to learn languages (it certainly got ME inspired to dive back into my French learning!)How to bridge the "motivation valley" after the honeymoon periodFinding what works best for YOU as a language learnerAnd much more!
In many ways, this episode represents a case study on applying many recent themes from the podcast in practice - listen out for...
The world is a better place when we all make that little extra effort to be kind to each other.
Here are some of my top tips for being kind to your fellow scholars when it comes to studying for and taking exams.
Let's spread a little kindness today: why not share this podcast with a friend!
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Top tips for studying and taking exams with autism, with the hugely knowledgeable, passionate and helpful specialist mentor and researcher, Brian Irvine.
Books / tools / resources mentioned in this episode:
Buy loops (specialist noise cancelling in-ear buds): https://geni.us/buyloops*Grab a copy of our exam technique book Outsmart Your Exams at https://geni.us/exams*
* As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases on suggested books and tools at no extra cost to you :-)
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Today, we're exploring study strategies for an ADHD brain with Eric Tivers from the ADHD reWired podcast, the #1 rated ADHD podcast on Apple Podcasts.
Discover time management, focus, distraction, in-class and project planning strategies in this highly practical instalment.
(Psst... most of this is GREAT advice even if you don't have ADHD!)
For more, visit ADHDreWired.com.
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independent researchers and study skills...
Today we welcome Jenn Clark and Dr Gavin Reid, two top dyslexia experts to help us better understand the dyslexic brain, and the study strategies that help students with dyslexia succeed at school, university and beyond!
Select book recommendation by Gavin and Jenn:
The Dyslexia Workbook for Adults: https://geni.us/dyslexiaforadults*Dyslexia Tools Workbook for Teens: https://geni.us/dyslexiaforteens*The Big Book for Dyslexia Activities for Kids & Teens:...
A rebroadcast gem from the archives: discover the secrets of how mastering your mindset can set you up for success with renowned mindset scholar, Professor Timothy D. Wilson.
Why does mindset matter?How to change the stories you tell yourself, and put yourself on the path to success?How to respond to disappointment and setbacks?Professor Wilson is the author of one of my all-time favourite books on mindset and motivation, "Redirect: Changing The Stories We Live By". It's outstanding. I'd...
Discover how Adam overhauled his learning strategy and ended up placing first in his country (twice!) after applying principles from the How To Study Effectively series on the podcast.
How To Study Effectively series: https://examstudyexpert.com/revise-smarter/Learn more about the new Total Memory Mastery course, as part of my signature Study Smarter Network programme: https://examstudyexpert.com/study-smarter-network/*
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Today, the 5 things I recommend doing the day before an exam to set you up for success!
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Today, we're confronting the toughest of exam questions, and building the mental fortitude and practical toolkit needed to engage even when you're completely foxed at first.
It could be the difference between a good grade and a truly great one!
Save your seat on my exam technique workshop, Outsmart Your Exams LIVE at https://examstudyexpert.com/ExamSuccessLearn more about the Study Smarter Network and enrol today at https://examstudyexpert.com/Network*
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Today, we're talking to Sibo, 3 weeks before she's due to take her specialist exams to become a psychiatrist.
In this conversation, you'll learn:
How to get maximum benefit from your final few weeks and days of study ahead of a big examHow to boost your confidence going into a challenging exam processSome considerations to increase your mark on test-day itself
Want to talk to us about getting our coaching support in the run-up to YOUR exams? We're here to help! Let's have a chat:
When it comes to flashcards, you can go down one of two routes: either digital apps like Anki, Quizlet, Brainscape and more, or "old school" paper flashcards.
Which will give you the best results?
In this episode, we unpack the pros and cons of each approach, to help you find the best route for you!
Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, not harder, so they can ace their exams with less...
The secret to levelling up faster at ANY aspect of your studies or exam prep - or in life generally!
Part 5 of my "5 High Impact Upgrades" series that's been broadcasting all this week on the Exam Study Expert podcast.
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