Study Smarter, Not Harder

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Self-Counsel Press, 1996 - Education - 217 pages
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People are constantly challenged, at work or school, with learning new ideas and skills. Discover how you can increase your knowledge and improve your aptitude with Kevin Paul's illuminating text. Reveal your brain's unused potential using the strategies and exercises explained in this book. Succeed in maximizing your performance and increase your learning power.

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Contents

YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING
7
YOUR ASTONISHING BRAIN AND YOUR AMAZING INTELLIGENCES
17
Mathematicallogical
27
Musical
28
Physical
29
h So what?
30
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF LEARNING
31
b What are you trying to achieve with preparation?
33
Enjoy the journey
97
Intermediate goals
98
Todo lists
99
TIME MANAGEMENT
101
b Setting priorities
102
Prepare
103
Imagine the pleasure
104
e Making schedules
105

Find a study place
34
Make it comfortable
35
Check the lighting
36
Enrich your environment
37
Preparing your mind for studying
38
Plan a lot of activities
39
1 Natural breathing technique
43
Activate your knowledge
54
e Sequences for preparing yourself to study
55
f A final word about preparation
56
4 Preparation sequences
57
MEMORY
59
The three Rs of memory
60
Forgetting
61
Multisensory effect
62
Recency and primacy effects
63
Similarity effect
65
Association effect
66
Weirdness effect
67
Specificity effect
68
6 The impact of review
72
CONCENTRATION
75
THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF STUDY SKILLS
83
THE TOOLBOX
91
GOAL SETTING AND MOTIVATION
93
Start now
94
Challenge yourself
95
Include actions
96
Make a weekly master schedule
106
1 Class and study schedule
108
STUDY READING
115
CLASS LECTURES
127
STUDY TOOLS
139
3 Flash cards
142
EXAMINATIONS
153
ESSAYS
167
Start early
168
Time for rewriting
169
Brainstorm
170
Gather information research
171
Organize your material outline
172
Revise and edit
173
Writing style
175
HOW TO KEEP IT GOING ONCE YOU GET IT
177
b Make a commitment to something better
178
Dont stay in one place
179
Consistency
180
f Keep going
181
SPECIALTY TOOLS
183
TOP TIPS LISTS
185
10DAY QUICK START PROGRAM TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR STUDYING AND KEEP IT SUPERCHARGED
197
b The 10day quick start program
199
5DAY EMERGENCY CRAMMING GUIDE
205
b Basic principles for effective cramming
206
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About the author (1996)

Paul is the director of graduate admissions at the University of Victoria.

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