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. bharat

    17. May, 2011

    hello…, im doing icsi course… when i sit to study for exams… nothing is going in my mind .. i am not able to concentrate …. while studying, im getting some other unneccessary thoughts… i have to pass my exams… give me some tips how to concentrate while studying and to memorize…. bye

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  2. trisha daruwala

    24. May, 2011

    its high time i prove myself academically……. i need ur hlp….

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  3. Adelaide

    26. May, 2011


    I am in South Africa, how do I get your material and for how much?


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  4. kuedzaisher chinyoka

    26. May, 2011

    hey thanx so much for your advice i really appriciate it.yuh are an ANGEL sent from GOD to change me and to brighten my brain.I did w@ yuh told me to do & its really workin but i have a huge problem, the more i try to read is the more i forget.I am writing my O level examz this june on 08 and i feel lyc iknoe nothing .iam scared that i wont make it i feel like i am an empty vessel.w@ do i do????????????? pliz help me & include mie in your prayerz.Thanx Tee .do yuh mynd if i call yuh Tee & yuh wil call mie kuekue.

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  5. April Gomia

    20. Jul, 2011

    Hello, may I know your secret? I want to have enjoy and fun studying, I don’t want to get tortured … ehehe

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  6. hanna

    20. Jul, 2011

    i study all the time, i plan, i listen in class, i make notes, so
    why do i always end up with a C????
    help me, plz!!!!!

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    • avinash pal

      24. Feb, 2012

      hey i am also of same type. See i also dont what i can do bcoz only 3 days are left for my exams. If u have time then just plan and go ahead wid it.

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    • avinash pal

      24. Feb, 2012

      hey i am also of same type. See i also dont what i can do bcoz only 3 days are left for my exams. If u have time then just plan and go ahead wid it. And always get up early in the morning and repeat the thing u want in ur life say the name of ur ambition atleast 20 time. Best of luck dude.

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  7. hems

    30. Jul, 2011

    I express my sincere gratitude to you. Thank you so much sir, i found your tips very useful and helpful. It has helped me a lot to perform well. I appreciate the good work done by you. keep it up.i believe lots of students are benefited through your guidance.Once again thank you so much…….

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  8. Mdm Hsu Huixian

    11. Aug, 2011


    My daughter is taking her O levels in approx 8 weeks time.
    She is unable to focus & is generally not motivated due to her discouragement over the years as she has been scoring poorly, as such, it does not give her much incentive to try anymore. I am looking for a one to one personal coach to help achieve a breakthrough with her.

    Appreciate your kind response.

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  9. aami

    18. Aug, 2011

    george te site s amazing
    gre8 f u 2 share ur xperiences………….. tnks a lot…………

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  10. naina

    22. Aug, 2011

    i have to give 3 o level papers in oct 2011,all my friendz havealmost finished the course but i haven’t even started yet.i want to download your book but due to some reasons i can’t .
    plllllllllzzzzzzzzz help.

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    • Nzeabuike c justice

      18. Sep, 2011

      Hi!,naina u don’t know how much u hv impacted on my life . may God almighty bless u,Amen.

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  11. Jennifer Lopez

    11. Sep, 2011

    Hey thank you so much for your help really I mean it.THANK YOU and goodbye

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  12. sankar santhosh

    13. Sep, 2011

    i listen in the class properly and all but i cant just sit and study for long hours some times i feel very sleepy or i go into gaming or any thing else .plz help me in this

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  13. prashanth arani

    13. Sep, 2011

    i want to become a successful chartered account so plz guide me to get
    success in this plzzzzz

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  14. angel

    09. Oct, 2011

    wow, awesome

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  15. Jahanwi

    13. Oct, 2011

    I jst ryt nw open my net nd search fr any “more” secrets or ways…fr studying. . .!! Bt i belve dat diffrnt people hv diffrnt way of acquiring knwledge. . .so xperience nd find ur natural secrts..!
    Bt its no tym nw..,so bettr do fast

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  16. Jay

    30. Oct, 2011

    Plz mail me
    It will be helpfull

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  17. romiona

    09. Nov, 2011


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  18. diptendu das

    15. Nov, 2011

    Hi i am diptendu .an engineering student.i have just few days for my exams..pls help me as soon as possible

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    • kadambari

      25. Nov, 2011

      luk dear……
      this is enggg…. mug up will not work… try to collect previous question pepars… first of all be prepared with the repeated quentions…study conceptually…. give more time to revise……N best of luck..!!!!!

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  19. samuel

    16. Nov, 2011

    Hi mr goerge lee. Wow you are very briliant person in the way that you understand what the student would could ever want.I was look for someone can give me some advice in long term studying plan I find your advice very helpful. I’m starting to put more effort after I read this today.

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  20. ruth

    24. Nov, 2011

    i am a nursing student and i am having problems with writting definitions and history using references. please help me!

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  21. Pave Ah

    03. Dec, 2011

    Dear George,

    Can you email me asap because I need a strategy of how to study for an English Exam because I am a Year 11 GCSE students and I heard I wont get my A level subjects if I dont have atleast a ‘B’ for my GCSEs

    Thank You

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  22. bibek phulara

    09. Dec, 2011

    dear friend, first of all i appreciate your hard work. second thing is that u should again share your top secrets of getting good results.anyway thanks for your information.

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  23. samuel awuah

    10. Dec, 2011

    please help me because i fine it so difficult to learn.when am reading i dont understand i cant keep any definition in brain,kindly help me out.

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    • Ashes

      07. Jan, 2012

      Dear samuel,the only way for u 2 remember well is 2 re-write what u hav read.

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  24. Prince

    12. Dec, 2011

    Hey i am prince from Tanzania.The words in your website have motivated to perform well in my 2012 o level exams thanx

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  25. Rachel

    12. Dec, 2011

    Thnx 4 the advice. Ive got sum exams 2 do in january next year so wish me luk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Sonia

    13. Dec, 2011

    Thanks for the advice on this page, it has been really helpful:)
    I cannot download your book/ buy it. I live in Kenya and it isn;t working:( I really think your book is worth buying.

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  27. Pave

    04. Jan, 2012

    Dear George,

    I want to thank you a lot for everything you have taught me and all you showed me. I developed time by time when I bought your Programme. But, there is one thing I still need from you, which I will thank you even more than I can. I need a Self-Motivation Programme. Every time I start Studying I get bored in an hour and loose hope. Please, give me the courage and strength to stand up for what I believe.

    Thank You Mr. Tee

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  28. aristide

    15. Jan, 2012

    i am from ghana i have playing game and wathin vidioes so ihad bad grades

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  29. Pave

    17. Jan, 2012

    Dear George Tee,

    I really need your help in Mathematics. I study so hard and so much but, I never get higher than a lousy C and I really need a B to get to College because my Life is on the line.

    Thank You

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  30. Oliver

    22. Jan, 2012

    wow , what an amazing ideas u gat boy love keep on!!!

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  31. Pave Ah

    26. Jan, 2012

    I just finished my exam and thanks to your Techniques you taught me. I was able to study 3 Whole Chapters in 4 Days Remembering and Recalling and I got someone to ask me Questions and I knew everything.
    Thanks To You George


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  32. Pave Ah

    31. Jan, 2012

    Dear George,

    I got my Maths Exam Results and got a B 5 Marks away from an A. Please can you send me some Mathematic Techniques. How to study Mathematics just like you showed me how to study Science and Other Subjects.



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  33. naka

    03. Feb, 2012

    Dear george
    i need your help i can hardly write or spell words and that hers been the coz of all pool performers in almost all my grades need help…

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  34. Pave

    04. Feb, 2012

    Dear George,

    I feel really angered about myself that I revised so Hard and so Long for that Mathematics Exam but got a ‘C’. 7 hours of work everyday for 1 month= Results. Your profession is Mathematics, do you think you can help me with my Study Skills for Mathematics. Because I have decided if I dont pass my GCSE’s I will give up everything.

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  35. Jim

    09. Feb, 2012

    Hello George.

    I am Jim and i am from Brunei. i am a upper sixth student. i am going to sit for my A levels this November. i am taking mathematics, biology, chemistry and EAS (english language AS). i just received my AS oct/nov 2011. sadly, i took only 2 subjects, maths n bio. sadly, i just got C for bio and D for maths. im so depressed. i hope i will get 4A*s for my AS exam this june and my overall A levels grades. i am gonna follow your methods. thank you for sharing your ways of studying!

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  36. Tobechukwu

    12. Feb, 2012

    I am short of words. But i must say that ur(Gorge Tee) article have made a great impact in my life today. U jst know the write words 2 use n d write xamples. U just gave me EXACTLY what i need 2 boost my studies n 2 learn effectively. I must say u are really a great person. Plz keep it up. Ur articles is d real facts and i must say dat they are the BEST of all BEST.

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  37. neha

    16. Feb, 2012

    I today came to know that tomorrow is my chemistry III pre board exam. Now I am in stress. please help

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  38. Shubham

    17. Feb, 2012

    Thnx………. George 4 ur suggestion. Now after reading ur tips I think I can do much better in my 11th final exam. So thanku once again.

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  39. Mohanavel

    19. Feb, 2012

    Hai George.

    I am Mohanavel from India. I want to get A grade but it is too difficult for me. I am studying 11 std with Science group, it is too difficult to study biology and physics. That time I get your advice. I hope that I will get A grade in forthcoming exams.

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  40. Ryo

    22. Feb, 2012

    Dear George,

    I bought your Programme and I know you got an A for your Maths and I need some Study Strategies for Mathematics because I dont know any good ones.

    Please Help

    Thank you

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  41. dawn

    25. Feb, 2012

    im stress n everyday cant sleep well. sometime sleep one or two hours only n feel nervous at night. i cant focus in class n when i read the book n exam is coming soon, i trembling. please help me

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  42. nimra malik

    26. Feb, 2012

    i will try this from towmoro thanxxxxx

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  43. nimra malik

    26. Feb, 2012

    i will try this from towmoro thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  44. Lois

    27. Feb, 2012

    Here i wanted to share tips for your study,
    1) Learn a way to focusing n concentrating on particular stuff.
    2) Stress? Relax first! (you can’t get any higher if stress build up)
    3) Control your food intake.
    4) Don’t be a photocopy machine (If you knew what i meant)
    5) Study Smart, not hard 🙂

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  45. Eric Mclilly

    02. Mar, 2012

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this website needs much more consideration. I’ll probably be again to read much more, thanks for that info.

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  46. Pave

    05. Mar, 2012

    Dear George,

    Thank You for all you have taught me you are the Worlds Gift.

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  47. Pave

    06. Apr, 2012

    Thanks George for all your secrets. Buying your programme was a real good idea. I literally turned my life from ‘C’ to ‘A’s. Wow, I couldnt thank you even more for what you did.

    Thanks Again


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  48. Pave

    15. May, 2012

    Thank You George for all your Tips. I used to get D’s and C’s, but since I bought your Programme now I am getting consecutive B’s and even A’s.

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