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Don’t work harder, work smarter: how to study effectively and get the grades of your dreams with winning review strategies, killer memory techniques and exam preparation tips you won’t hear anywhere else. Join Cambridge educated psychologist, study techniques researcher, coach and tutor William Wadsworth as we dive into the secrets of academic success.Looking for the grades of your dreams? Want to know the real secrets to preparing for and taking exams? Through a powerful combination of rich ...
 
The final section of Poems of American History covers The Reconstruction after the Civil War, the First Centennial, the continued expansion westward, the assasination of Garfield, The Spanish American War, and World War I. Poets in this volume include: John Greenleaf Whittier, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Wallace Rice, Vachel Lindsay, Joyce Kilmer, and many more. - Summary by Ed Humpal
 
Deadly Class co-showrunnner and executive producer Rick Remender joins hosts Jackie Jennings and Max Tedaldi for SYFY WIRE’s Deadly Class podcast - the official podcast of SYFY’s Deadly Class. Each week, we break down the latest episode of the show, as well as talk to the cast & creators, getting you all the insider info from the series. Deadly Class premieres Wednesday, January 16th on SYFY. Deadly Class follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied academy for assassins. Maintainin ...
 
A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. Published in 1904, Poems Every Child Should Know contains some well-loved verses like Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Lewis Carroll's delightful parody Father William, Felicia Hemans' deeply-moving Casablanca and other favorites. It also has lesser-known but equally beautiful pieces like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow' ...
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of Christmas carols for the 2016 holiday. his year's festive collection of 25 Christmas carols includes traditional favourites and lesser-known selections in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas. Allons tous à la crèche; author unknown; music by Ezwa. Angels We Have Heard on High; words by James Chadwick (1813-1882); music traditional French. Away in ...
 
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The Exam Study Expert student stories series: showing you how real students achieve real success in real exams using the strategies we teach on the podcast. Today, meet finance professional Divine from the Bahamas, who used the flashcards study strategy to devastating effect to achieve a spectacular 95% in her accounting exams, putting her in the t…
 
I LOVE studying with flashcards. Used well, they’re astonishingly effective, especially for very knowledge-dense subjects like medicine or science. But using them well is not trivial: today, I break down my 14 top "DOs and DONTs" for becoming a flashcard wizard - and mastering your memory! Part 3 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effec…
 
Our student stories series: a dose of inspiration plus actionable tips from those who've turned their academic fortunes around, overcome obstacles and achieved success in difficult circumstances. Today, discover how Australian high schooler Rose started to win in maths using the power of mindset and study strategies like memory journaling. Rose's a…
 
This week, perhaps the simplest study strategy of all: how to use blank page retrieval to memorise lots of information, fast. Discover blank page retrieval ("brain dumps"), plus my signature Memory Journalling strategy which is built around blank page retrieval. Part 2 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE…
 
Today, we meet maths graduate Katie, who tells her student story. Discover how a high-flying high-schooler found success at University, after initially pulling out of her course. Today's lessons include: Not being too competitive (see also Episode 43 with Dr Erika Patall on study motivation) How to persevere and "trust the process" in maths (see al…
 
New to the podcast? Start here! An overview of all the most important things I'd want you to know about studying effectively for exams: Prioritisation: "Know Where You’re Going" Mindset: "Know You Can Get There" Routine / Time Management: "Make Time For The Journey" Focus / Concentration: "Eyes On The Road When Driving" Learn Faster: With The Power…
 
In this episode, I share lessons from the 8 biggest "turning point" moments from my time as a student at Cambridge: The 4 things I got RIGHT in my student days (either through good planning - or good luck!) - the factors that contributed most strongly to graduating with a top degree (First Class Hons) from a notoriously tough course. The 4 things I…
 
Originally broadcast as Episode 27. A "Lazy Genius" Guide To Student Life with Kendra Adachi in September 2020. Rebroadcast August 2021 as part of our "Summer Rewind" season. * * * NY Times bestseller Kendra Adachi is here to talk us through how we can be a "lazy geniuses" about student life: being "genius" about what matters and "lazy" about every…
 
In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Adam Putnam, who is an assistant professor at Furman University, to share his fascinating insights about: - Mnemonic techniques: widely misunderstood but can be powerful tools - Retrieval practice, and how to implement it effectively - A psychologist’s perspective on the art of focus and productivity. …
 
Originally broadcast as Episode 1. You CAN Do This: Mindset For Exam Success With Lucy Ratcliffe, in March 2019. . Rebroadcast July 2021 as part of our "Summer Rewind" season. * * * We're delighted to welcome Lucy Ratcliffe, mindset and performance coach to elite performers, to share her incredible wisdom with us, and show how students at school, c…
 
Best of the September 2020 - June 2021 season: six of the most interesting, inspirational and downright useful moments from our guest interviews this year, to help you study smarter and ace your exams! Featuring highlights from conversations with: 1. Dr Erika Patall - Study Motivation What works and what doesn't when it comes to getting motivated t…
 
Increase your productivity and efficiency, learn faster, and ace your exams with the help of these cunning and non-obvious tricks and shortcuts! Now, that's clever! 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…
 
The art of teamwork, and how to ace group assignments at school and university: How to pick the right people: do you go for the most skilled teammates or the ones you get on with best? The questions to ask yourselves to establish a high-functioning group culture from the outset What to do if someone isn’t pulling their weight How to make the right …
 
Get the companion book to today's episode: "Outsmart Your Exams" at https://geni.us/exams! In today's episode, I'll be sharing 22 "top tips" taken from the book, including: - How to master your mindset - Keys to written answers to get top scores - How to create an exam gameplan for success - Memory recall secrets to guarantee great results No more …
 
How to concentrate on your studies? I’m going to be talking to one of the world’s leading authorities on how to manage your attention, and focus on what really matters to you, Professor Stefan van der Stigchel. We’ll be walking through an entire day of concentration to show you step-by-step what you can do to help maximise your focus, including: “A…
 
Boost motivation. Sharpen focus. Overcome procrastination. Could all this really be possible through the Pomodoro Technique? Join us today to go beyond the basics and discover exactly how to use this powerful technique. A guide to the Pomodoro method for advanced users! For more, see https://examstudyexpert.com/pomodoro-method/ * Hosted by William …
 
Wish you could concentrate harder or for longer? James Lang’s book Distracted took the world of education by storm: he’s here to share his top tips on overcoming distraction and maximising concentration. Read more with James’ book: “Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus And What You Can Do About It” - get your copy from Amazon at https://geni.us/dis…
 
How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my two-stage prescription for study overwhelm, for getting back on top of life when you can't see how you're going to fit it all in. Tune in, and take back control of your to-do list today! For personalised help getting in control of YOUR to-do l…
 
The chemistry of your brain is everything to how you think, learn and focus. You might have heard of some of these molecules - like adrenaline, cortisol and dopamine - but how much do you know about how they work? Find out in today’s fascinating conversation, and discover how you can harness your brain’s chemistry to help YOU study smarter! With Gi…
 
Struggling to get motivated? Need to overcome procrastination? Today I share my favourite tactic for finding your get-up-and go. It all starts with "why"... For personalised help with YOUR study motivation, find out how I can help you as your personal exam success coach, at https://ExamStudyExpert.com/coaching Download my free "study smarter" cheat…
 
Why it’s fine to falter and fail, and how to pick yourself up again With smash-hit Blank podcast host & author, Giles Paley-Phillips, who knows more than most about failing and faltering, having interviewed over 100 celebs on their experiences with “blank moments”, from Stephen Fry to Dame Kelly Holmes, Dawn French to Gary Linekar. “Blank” - the bo…
 
Are you working too hard? We're all about helping you study SMARTER, and not HARDER on the Exam Study Expert podcast. But what if the key to studying SMARTER wasn't just about your study technique, but also about working LESS HARD, so you can have more energy and can study with more intensity and focus? When it comes to study hours, "more hours" be…
 
The man and boy box: how does gender interact with education inside and outside of the classroom? It’s a man’s world… isn’t it? Masculinities expert Tim Carpentier joins me to discuss the unique challenges boys / men face inside and outside the classroom, and what we can do about them. For more, check out: Beyond Equality, https://www.beyondequalit…
 
Girls / women face unique challenges in school / college… many of which aren’t often acknowledged or talked about. So today… … we’re going to acknowledge and talk about them. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the issues and challenges, as well as some practical strategies to help resolve them. I’m joined for this conversation by two fanta…
 
What is interleaving? Why is it so powerful for helping you learn faster and remember more? How can you use it? Listen in today, and all will be revealed with the help of Dr Veronica Yan. Veronica will also be talking us through her insights on barriers to actually adopting effective learning strategies, including interleaving, but also many of the…
 
There’s no such thing as a “visual learner”. The idea that some of us are “visual learners” and learn best through imagery is a myth, and has been widely debunked by psychologists. (See https://examstudyexpert.com/brain-science-quiz/ for this and more myths about learning and the brain!). But in many ways, we are ALL visual learners. Because visual…
 
Can you remember what you learned last week? How about last month? Spaced learning is an INCREDIBLY powerful strategy for getting knowledge into memory - and making it stick there. Renowned Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel of the Learning Scientists project and Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement network joins us to break down exactly what you nee…
 
The most important thing I can teach you is to use retrieval practice a lot and to use it well. So that's what I'm doing today: sit back, we're going deeper than ever before into this critically important learning strategy. With thanks to cameo appearances from Dr Yana Weinstein Jones (Episodes 45 and 7), Dr Caroline Kuepper-Tetzel (next week, Epis…
 
Welcome to "Science Of Learning" season on the Exam Study Expert podcast! Over the next few weeks, we'll be maximising YOUR memory - breaking down the exact strategies you need to learn faster and remember more, with help from some of the world's leading memory psychologists. We're kicking things off with a golden extract from the archives: Dr Yana…
 
Ever felt like you're not good enough? Not worthy? Like the admissions tutors must have made a mistake? Imposter syndrome is more common than you might have thought, especially in elite schools and universities, on competitive graduate programmes, and even among professional academics. Hear a range of stories from real students and academics, and d…
 
One question I hear possibly more than any other single question is “how can I increase my motivation to study”? Today, we're cutting through the endless advice you can find on the Internet and getting right to the heart of the science of motivation Let's discover what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to finding your get up and go! I'm j…
 
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 f…
 
What's on your list of things you'd like to do more of (or less of) this year? It's one thing to fantasise about the things you'd like to do better, it's quite another to ACTUALLY DO THEM. Change isn't easy. But help is at hand: Learn how to become a master of your actions with 10 powerful strategies from psychology to help you overcome resistance …
 
How to change when change is hard? Discover what's holding you back from making the changes you want to make in your study routines - and in your life. In this Part 1 of a 2-part special, it's time to meet your inner caveman. Make this the year you become a master of your own actions. For more exam success tips, download the free cheat sheet at htt…
 
To kick off 2021, I am THRILLED to welcome one of the true founding fathers of the field of personal productivity: Brian Tracy. You may have heard of the "eat the frog" principle: it was made famous in a book of the same name by Brian which went on to sell 2.5 million copies in 51 languages. Brian has recently been focusing on adapting his world-fa…
 
Keeping work and life in balance, and the art of stopping, with my "four levels" of breaks. Enjoy. 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 work and less stress. BOOK 1:1 COACHING to supercharge your …
 
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