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Step-by-step recipe for meeting your academic goals

If you could just make yourself study… If you could just make yourself read the textbook… If you could just quit wasting so much time on FaceBook… If you could just make yourself get up in the morning…

Psychology research has unlocked the secret to willpower. Discover the step-by-step, simple method for achieving your goals, whether those goals are academic or physical. Click here to find out how.

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward.

You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper works great, but I’ve recently been playing with Wunderlist 2 and have been pleasantly surprised.

Here’s how it works…

  1. On your to do list add a fun to-do after each and every task.
  2. Assign your tasks (the fun ones and the less fun ones) a time to complete. That will keep you from letting things drag out or from over-scheduling yourself.
  3. Keep your fun to work ratio at about 1:10. For example, if I spend forty-five minutes studying my Econ homework, I might then allow myself five minutes of Smarter Every Day.
  4. Bask in the glory of a fully checked off to-do list.

Let us know your favorite rewards in the comments!

Read Sidin’s full article on fighting procrastination here.

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Study Skills: Goal Setting for Academic Achievement

Become a super scholar

Discover the wickedly effective and easy way to make
excellent study skills a habit.

Cody Blair, the StudyProf, will walk you step-by-step through how to set and achieve your academic goals and establish study habits that will take you from student wimp to academic demi-god.

Uncover the quickest, simplest (and well-researched) methods to…

  • ID key bad habits that are holding you back. Locate your weaknesses so you can eliminate them.
  • Get motivated to destroy your bad habits. Discover how to beef up your will power so those bad habits will never come back.
  • Uproot bad study habits. Get top-notch, stress-free grades just like you’ve always wanted.
  • Make super-student study skills habitual and easy. No more all-night-claw-your-eyes-out cram sessions.
  • Embark on a cycle of continual improvement. You’ll be better next week than you are this week; better next year than you are this year!

Just watch the video! The StudyProf will reveal the secrets experts in self-compliance have been using for years to help people eliminate bad habits like smoking, over eating, failing to exercise, and failing to study! Not only will he show you the secrets, he’ll package it up in a nice, neat recipe.

Follow the recipe, kick your bad habits right in the kisser. Follow the recipe, become the uber student! Follow the recipe, fantastic study skills become automatic.

 

Goal setting becomes easy. Goal setting (and achieving) is on auto-pilot. Goal setting becomes fun and energizing. Your academic goals won’t know what hit’em!

How? Just watch the video. It may be the most powerful hour you ever spend on your academic career.

The best news? You can make your academic goals achievable for less than the cost of a semester in college. You can make academic goal setting simple and automatic for less than the cost of crappy room in the bowels of an aging dormitory. You can become a study skills jedi for less than the $100 you’ll spend on a new text book.

BONUS: The StudyProf can make reaching your academic goals entertaining! Thas’ right; smacking your academic goals around like the nameless pro wrestler in the brown leotards who’s in the ring with Ric Savage this week will become second nature to you. How?

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  • Never forget about an upcoming test or project.
  • Build an anti-procrastination bomb right into your calendar!
  • Make sure you have time for a real social life.
  • Eliminate cramming and all-nighters.
  • Keep your nights and weekends free.
  • Takes less than ten minutes a day!

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Study Tips to Increase Focus in Four Fast Steps

Study Tips to Increase Focus and Achieve Your Educational Goals

Focus is the big hairy bugbear that stalks many students. Twenty minutes into their two-hour study session they find themselves talking or texting or trimming their toenails or doing absolutely anything rather than studying. So how can you deftly dodge the distraction of friends, phones, Facebook, food, etc.? Follow this simple formula to increase focus Continue reading Study Tips to Increase Focus in Four Fast Steps

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Habit Forming by Repetition Illustrated

Here’s a great picture of exactly how we achieve our goals through repeated actions.  We become what we repeatedly do.

This is a time-lapse of a Japanese group that walked the same path over and over. After several days they had worn a path in the grass. Consider how long it will take for the path to grow over once they stop walking. Weeks? Months? Once the path is sufficiently well-trodden, it will remain for a long, long time. As you are cultivating new habits, frequent repetition is the key to changing an action into a habit.

In the same way weaning yourself from a bad habit is not an overnight proposition. It will take time and effort to keep yourself from travelling the well-worn path long enough for it to grow over and disappear.

The lesson also applies to creating memories, although this illustration would represent brute-force repetition. Easier: use mnemonics to create a stronger path initially. That will cut down on the number of repetitions you’ll need to make that memory rock solid.