How To Study Effectively

From the desk of: George Tee

Hi, my name is George Tee, I’m from Singapore and I’ve graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management degree (major in wealth management) in this  very year 2010. Now as I looked back, I’m pretty lucky that I am getting my degree eventually because I almost failed my exams when I was in high school. I was totally addicted to gaming and lost interest in my studies. In fact, I nearly dropped out of school when I was around 14 years old.

Here’s what happened..

To cut the story short, with a tiny bit of chance, I’ve managed to get into one of the lower ranking pre-universities (or we called it junior college) in our country. My foundations were so poor that when I entered the junior college, I had no idea of the fundamentals of the subjects I learned in high school. If you find any grammatical errors in this website, you will understand what I mean by poor foundation – English language is my second language and it is much worse in the past.

In our country, for us to further our studies in the university, we would need to sit for Cambridge exams known as GCE Advanced Level (A-level). It is a recognized international exam that is taken by many students from all over the world.

For a student who do not understand a single thing in the ‘A’ level subject  would definitely fail the exam. In fact, most people get on average a few Bs. The better ones would definitely score a couple of A’s and the worse ones would score a couple of C’s or D’s or even F’s.

But Here Are My Results

Physics – A
Chemistry – A
Mathematics – A

I’m not here to brag to you about my grades, but to share with you the importance of using the effective study system.  This has nothing to do with intelligence, smart, or even hardworking. The only thing that matters is how you study in a way that makes a difference in your grades.

Have I convinced you that using the right effective study system is important?

Now I’m sure that the reason that you are reading this page is because you want to use the least amount of effort and get the best grades. To help you get started, I like to help you by sharing with you the secrets I have wrote in my ebook – “Secrets Of Studying”.

Let’s get started.

What Is The Most Important Thing To Do Before You Start To Study?

Unlike the other websites where they tell you a lot of stuff about study techniques or how to study effectively, like “study at the same time and same place”, or the “SQ3R” method, these are not the most important factor that will help you get better grades.

The Most Important Thing To Do First Is To Plan…

Yes, SQ3R method may be effective in some way, study at the same time and same place may help you to concentrate or focus better, but all these tips or techniques are not going to help you much if you fail to plan. In fact, all these tips and techniques are going to kill you or make you fail your exams if you follow them blindly.

But how to plan?

Most students would either think that this is just simply waste of time or they don’t even know how to plan. They think that by start studying immediately would be saving more time instead. Well, that is true if you study one day before your exams. But the truth is if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

That was the first thing I did when I entered junior college. In 2002, I remembered I once told my friends, I planned to get 3 distinctions for my A level subjects. I sit down and spent a few hours planning a grand study plan and this goal was achieved after 2 years.

Most of my friends thought I was intelligent, smart or lucky. But think about it, I entered junior college with poor foundation of physics and chemistry (my mathematics was better though), how can I be intelligent, smart or lucky? Deep down inside my heart, I knew that it was all because I planned for it to happen. You can read a simple version of how I planned – 5 Easy Steps To Achieve Awesome Results in 2011.

Does that mean if you plan, you will definitely get excellent grades?

No! Of course not. There are many stories where you’ve noticed that people are just planning and planning, but when comes to taking ACTION, they begin to run away from it.

Try to visualize this, if you are planning to get from destination A to destination B, and you have planned the exact route to destination B. But do you think that you can reach destination B if you start making your way there?

If you refuse to work towards getting excellent grades, there’s no way that anyone could help you to achieve it.

In my case, I was extremely determined to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

Next, do you think that if you want to travel from Australia to Japan, and you are taking a ship, how fast can you reach Japan? It’ll probably takes weeks or even months to travel by ship.

But if you are to take a plane, you’ll probably reach in a day or two.

You see, the vehicle we are using to travel from one place to another is like our learning strategies.

If we are going to use a lousy strategy to study, it’ll be like traveling by a ship. And it will take us a long long time for us to master what we are supposed to learn in school. By the time we have mastered the subjects or topics, the exams are already over a long time ago. I bet you don’t want that…

However, if we are using a highly effective and proven system to study, it’ll be similar to ‘traveling by a plane’. We’ll be able to shorten our learning process tremendously. Things that we usually take a long time to understand, we are able to cut short the time to learn.

And the faster we learn, the faster we’ll achieve our objectives or goals. If you are wondering what kind of strategies I’m talking about, you can test your memory strategies by clicking here and see how effective is your current “memory skills”.

You also need to develop the 7 Habits of Super Learners where it would help you both your academic but your whole life as well. It will help you to become more productive and learn more in a short span of time.

If you would like to find out more about how I plan for my distinctions, the secret studying system I used and my studying strategies and techniques, you can sign up for the newsletter below and you will later reach another page where you will discover more about this studying system I have been using in my student life that helps me achieve good grades without putting much effort.

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See you on the other side!

107 Responses to “How To Study Effectively”

  1. Mike Turner

    04. Nov, 2009

    Hey George, thanks for sharing your secrets with me. I’ve been using your techniques for the past month and my math was in the C’s range, and yesterday I got back my results and I’ve gotten A!

    Thank you so much!

    Mike

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  2. ramsey

    05. Nov, 2009

    You really inspired me to work hard for my exams. I’m not sure whether I would achieve grades as good as you but I will plan it to happen too! I just signed up for your newsletter! Thank you very much.

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  3. Noaf Al blooki

    18. Nov, 2009

    Thanks so so so much for this advice ! In my country exams are coming up and I hate studying
    Ill try your method and lets hope I get A’s !!

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  4. fay

    18. Nov, 2009

    thanks you really helped me do good in school

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  5. jeff patterson

    21. Nov, 2009

    I’m about to have my exams now and after applying what you have taught, it really helped me a lot in studying effectively and to absorb most of the materials within a short time.

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  6. domnicraja

    22. Nov, 2009

    it is great i seriously want to see hw one can study in 20 days

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  7. Channen

    23. Nov, 2009

    Thank you

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  8. chheng

    06. Dec, 2009

    hi,George i want to study smart and have a good grad.Can you tell me?

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  9. Mahmoud

    16. Dec, 2009

    Hey george.
    i’m an undergraduate international applicant from egypt applying for a college in new york.
    i wanna get the best grades ever.
    would you please tell me what am i supposed to do??

    Thanks alot.

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  10. Amanda

    18. Dec, 2009

    Hey George,
    I look forward to trying your techniques you see i am a C grade student! Hope it helps

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  11. Helena

    24. Dec, 2009

    omg….the exam week is next week, and i’m very stressed out, but still i don’t know where to start! i had too much to study! what should i do?

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  12. marciano

    10. Jan, 2010

    wow it’s great! i got all A’s! (NOT)

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  13. abuoun

    25. Feb, 2010

    thx !

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  14. Cassie

    25. Feb, 2010

    Seriously? Planning it out? Everyone will have in their mind that they want an A+!!!! Doesn’t mean it’ll work.

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    • George

      05. Mar, 2010

      You have asked a good question there. Definitely, it takes more than just planning it out but planning is one of the most critical steps you need to do.

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  15. mauricio

    01. Mar, 2010

    the only way to get all As is hard work!!!

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  16. ky

    24. Mar, 2010

    hey george where can i purchase your package in singapore without paying through online ?

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  17. john

    28. Mar, 2010

    what do you think about grade boosting secrets?

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  18. sheeba

    30. Mar, 2010

    Dear george,
    This is for my daughter who is weak in studies and lack interest and get very poor grades in Maths and French..

    Please assist,

    Thanks

    A worried mother…

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  19. George

    05. Apr, 2010

    @ky: We don’t have any other ways to pay other than online as we are working with Clickbank.com to handle our payment systems.

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  20. George

    05. Apr, 2010

    @sheeba: I was a very rebellious kid and played computer games after school. My parents tried all kinds of stuff from tuition to camps and stuff but it was of no use (because I was really a rebellious kid so I do the opposite of what they wanted me to do).

    I’m not a parent here but from the experience of a rebellious child, I guess to really spark the interest or motivate a child, you would really need to understand from your daughter’s point of view and where she is coming from. From there, you would need to think creatively to help her get interests for her studies.

    You see, if my parents understand the real reason behind playing computer games, perhaps I would have been a better child during high school.

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  21. Daphne Tan

    26. Apr, 2010

    I would like to ask some tips about how to study effectively and i will share it to my high school students

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  22. madhumita

    22. Oct, 2010

    hey!
    thanks a lot. Congrats by the way…Anyways would really like to know one thing!?! how did u follow your plan?! I make plans but never really follow them :( (

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    • George

      22. Nov, 2010

      @madhumita: I followed it because I was very motivated towards my goals. Every time I wasn’t motivated, I would feel the pain of being looked down upon from the good colleges.

      You know, it’s just like someone is looking down at you, and you want to prove it wrong to him. And that will keep you very motivated towards your plans.

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  23. shahrukh

    13. Nov, 2010

    hay my condition is same as you i am from india ples i need ur boost up

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  24. abhinav pal

    16. Nov, 2010

    wat u were is where i m standing today…..
    it gave me a direction to think about the future

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  25. janice

    24. Nov, 2010

    hey, i wanna ask for your advice…erm, Im going to study my form five next year, yeah,and going to sit for spm.I have got A’s for my subjects, quite satisfying.Im in the science stream by the way.But i want to be better and get A+….can u teach me how and what should i do….i dont want to get just A, i want to be better.I see some of my classmates didnt really have studies hard, but they get A+ everytime.I dont know why, I studied that hard and I only could get an A….please let me know whats the way to be better…I will appreciate your reply, thanks. :)

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  26. sabrina

    24. Nov, 2010

    hi,
    ive got ma gcse chem exams tmrow and im realy scared bout em cos i flunked de otehr exmas and i realy wana do well in tmorws exams any last minute tips by de way i am writing dis at night time lol

    from sabrina
    thnxs 4 dis :)

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  27. Christophe

    03. Dec, 2010

    hi
    i am having my PSLE next year and I hope i can use your methods and maybe get at least 250

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  28. hannah

    08. Dec, 2010

    hello .. well please help me .. my exam is going near .ahhhhhh please tell me some tips

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  29. Will

    21. Dec, 2010

    which video games did you play

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    • George

      21. Dec, 2010

      @Will: I used to play games like Counterstrike, Starcraft and Warcraft (Dota) like an addict. Nothing to be proud of, but if you could shift your interest from playing games to studying, it could be a great motivational force as well.

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  30. Tam Tam

    23. Dec, 2010

    Wow… nice lecture :D umm… those the package valid via e-buying? Those it includes transporting fees? If the figure is converted to RM, how much will it be then?

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    • George

      30. Dec, 2010

      @Tam Tam: This is not a physical book but a digital course. Once you purchase, you would be able to download it immediately, so there’s no transportation cost as well.

      According to the exchange rate, USD $1 is around RM $3. so you can do the calculations to get the amount.

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  31. Ruba

    30. Dec, 2010

    hi George, could u help me a bit? can u give me a bit tips beyond how to study smart because my exams are near.

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  32. Irene

    06. Jan, 2011

    Hi George!

    Very inspiring and motivating. Great! :)

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  33. elikem

    06. Jan, 2011

    i live in Ghana. we don’t deal with credit cards so through what other medium can i make my payements?

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  34. yantisha

    08. Jan, 2011

    hey George.
    My exams r about 2 come
    before reading this article i was very tensed
    but now i m feeling better

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  35. yantisha

    08. Jan, 2011

    hey George.
    My exams r about 2 come
    before reading this article i was very tensed
    but now i m feeling better
    thanx
    Yantisha

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  36. Lola

    12. Jan, 2011

    Hey george, Congrats ! I think that what you wrote is really motivating, but i got a B+ last term, and i think im gonna need something else but a plan… c

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  37. Eileen

    14. Jan, 2011

    I am currently in JC1. I think what you wrote is really inspiring. Still, I am currently getting Cs for both sciences and english as well as Bs for maths and History. I think I will need a lot more to get an A for all 5 of my subjects – GP, Mathematics, History, Biology and Chemistry in the A’Levels. Should I focus more on my weaker subjects? If so, how much more? I really do not want to be forgetting about my better subjects, then end up not doing well for all of them. I also have other activities like CCAs that cause a lot of time to be taken up and some of these CCAs do not really tell us the plans and we end up having to change plans suddenly. This makes it difficult for me to do planning. So what do you think I should do?

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  38. lakshit gupta

    28. Jan, 2011

    hi
    i am from India and i am doing masters of business administration . many a times I am not able to understand what is being taught in the class. Please suggest me some ways to increase my grasping power

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  39. milyard

    12. Feb, 2011

    thanks for your advice i will try to plan study smart and get good result as you told me

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  40. angel

    16. Feb, 2011

    hi mr.gee
    im rearly inspired by your advices and rearly my studies are rearly improving ,thank you so much, u’ve just put a light upon my studies.thank you,thank you,…..

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  41. Emmanuel

    17. Feb, 2011

    Hey George
    ,Thx for what you posted. I am really touched

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  42. kethees

    03. Mar, 2011

    i could get something new ok i will try to follow it

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  43. boo

    04. Mar, 2011

    hey george!..i am from singapore too..i am currently doing deg in business management juz like u did..my exams r on may..n i havent even started studying yet..cos i dono wat is happening in class..didnt take down much notes..so i am really lost..i have lots of theory subjects to cope..my memorizing is nto gd as well..i am really stuck n scared tat i am gonna fail..i feel got no time to even plan..can u plz help me george!:(

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  44. vani

    04. Mar, 2011

    firsrt of all how to love something u don like?..like for me i don like the course i am doing..its business management,,i had no choice so i went into this course as i did not do well for my o levels..so i wen to a private uni in which i was offered this course..i somehow manage to complete my diploma,..now i am doing my deg n i am stuck..cos i hate wat i am doin..i have no interest at all..i am taking foru modules this term LAW..PSYCHOLOGY..MARKETING N HR..very heavy subjects to memorize..i feel i have no time cos may is my exams..n i don like my modules too..its very difficult for me to understand n memorize as well..i dono wat i am gonna do!..i am very scared tat i am gonna fail..plz help me george!!:(..i hope u r reading my mails..other than telling me abt the book..plz help me out..i am from singapore..i need to pass!..

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  45. Sedem

    11. Mar, 2011

    i have applied for an exam which an scared of i keep reading but feels like i know nothing i want someone to help me plan better and become more confident. am soo afraid of maths and science. its my majoy headace

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  46. annesha

    14. Mar, 2011

    hey.I need help to score my SPM well this year.My problems are that I cannot memories things well and im not sure on how to study effectively.could you help me?

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  47. TC

    10. Apr, 2011

    Hi George,

    Great info. and tips you have for effective study.

    Can you share some info. on how to discourgae teen for getting involve in Boy-Girl-Relationship at such young age (in Secondary or even JC)?

    I found it really a distraction for my son in his study..and I have managed to control situation.

    And it seem that is a norm among the teens nowaday with the advancement in internet technology, mobile etc. Is hard to get them away from the “bad influence”.

    The only thing I can do is to remove all the influence like mobile phone and internet. This is where he can his source of distraction.

    Thanks

    A worry parents

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  48. Dinesh

    04. May, 2011

    thanks i am out of fear

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  49. ofeibea

    04. May, 2011

    hi,george i will be sitting for my BECE next year and will be writin ma promotional exams dis year i hope i will be able to get some tips from u before i start ma exams anywaes im from Ghana thanks.bye

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  50. DAVET PEN

    15. May, 2011

    Thanks

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