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How To Study: The Essay Memorisation Framework

🎓 Studying

March 30, 2020

As a medical student, I did have to undertake some exams that required writing essays. One of the questions I often get asked is how you can apply techniques such as active recall and spaced repetition – that I frequently discuss as being ‘the best’ revision techniques – to essay-based subjects. During my third year […]

Building a Million Dollar Business – 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

🤑 Entrepreneurship

March 25, 2020

Sharing my advice and experiences from starting my own business and the lessons I’ve learned.

How To Study: Using the Method of ‘The Great Explainer’

🎓 Studying

March 20, 2020

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool”  Richard Feynman   When we’re studying, it can be easy to think that we have a grasp of a subject, especially if we feel confident that we’ve learnt our notes and we feel that we can adequately […]

Useful Apps To Improve Productivity and Study Effectively

📔 Journal

March 18, 2020

If you’re looking to level up your approach to studying, look no further. In this list, I’ve broken down all of my favourite apps that have helped me over the years, and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do. Flashcards – Anki, Quizlet Anki The main flashcard software I use is an […]

3 Books That Changed My Life

📔 Journal

March 16, 2020

Reading is one of the hobbies that I’ve consciously tried to maintain over the past few years. I think a lot of people underestimate how much we can learn from reading – as well as all the other benefits it can offer. I’ve learnt so many valuable lessons from books that I’ve read over the […]

How To Study: An Effective Learning Framework To ‘STIC’ With

🎓 Studying

February 20, 2020

With spring just around the corner and winter fading away, thoughts are starting to turn towards a different season – that of exams. Being able to study in a way which is both efficient, effective and successful is the dream of all students and it’s an area that I’ve researched quite widely. I’m sure we’ve […]

The Pomodoro Technique – The ‘Tomato Inspired’ Strategy to Improve Productivity

🎓 Studying

February 18, 2020

The Pomodoro Technique is perhaps the simplest productivity and time-management strategy which we can all use – you don’t need any technical apps or sophisticated technology; all you need is a timer! The technique was ‘invented’ in the early 1990s by developer, entrepreneur, and author Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo noticed that when faced with large tasks […]

How To Study: The Power of Retrospective Revision Timetables

🎓 Studying

February 13, 2020

Revision timetables are often praised as the best way to structure your time in a coherent, logical manner. It’s certainly true that they can have some benefits and I know that revision timetables can work for some people – that’s absolutely fine. But are we using them in the correct way? Is the standard ‘prospective’ […]

How to Study: Spaced Repetition and My ‘Magic’ Spreadsheet System

🎓 Studying

February 11, 2020

The amount of time we spend revising is always a controversial issue – some people prefer to downplay how much time they’ve spent revising whereas others are keen to tell you how much revision they’ve done. The fact is we’re all different in how much time we spend studying but if active recall is an […]

How To Study: Active Recall – The ‘High Utility’ Technique You Should Be Using

🎓 Studying

February 9, 2020

If rereading, highlighting and summarising aren’t effective methods of revising, then what should we be doing? The two most effective methods that I’ve come across are active recall and spaced repetition which, in combination, will help make your studies more efficient, effective and rewarding. I’ll cover spaced repetition in a future post but for now I’ll concentrate on active […]