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Angus Parker

Angus Parker

Writer, photographer, runner - fresh off the university taxi rank...

How To Study: The Essay Memorisation Framework

How To Study: The Essay Memorisation Framework
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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

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Building a Million Dollar Business – 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Building a Million Dollar Business – 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs
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Sharing my advice and experiences from starting my own business and the lessons I've learned.

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Ali Abdaal
Entrepreneurship
How To Study: Using the Method of 'The Great Explainer'

How To Study: Using the Method of 'The Great Explainer'
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“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

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Ali Abdaal
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Useful Apps To Improve Productivity and Study Effectively

Useful Apps To Improve Productivity and Study Effectively
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With exam season rapidly approaching, I wanted to write a blog post just listing the best resources and apps that you can use to improve your productivity and efficiency and hopefully help with revision or even just daily life. Flashcards – Anki, QuizletAnki As you’ve probably heard me talking about

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Ali Abdaal
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How To Study: An Effective Learning Framework To 'STIC' With

How To Study: An Effective Learning Framework To 'STIC' With
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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

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Ali Abdaal
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The Pomodoro Technique - The 'Tomato Inspired' Strategy to Improve Productivity

The Pomodoro Technique - The 'Tomato Inspired' Strategy to Improve Productivity
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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

Angus Parker
Angus Parker
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How To Study: The Power of Retrospective Revision Timetables

How To Study: The Power of Retrospective Revision Timetables
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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

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Ali Abdaal
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How to Study: Spaced Repetition and My 'Magic' Spreadsheet System

How to Study: Spaced Repetition and My 'Magic' Spreadsheet System
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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

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

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

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How To Study: 3 Popular Revision Techniques You Should Avoid

How To Study: 3 Popular Revision Techniques You Should Avoid
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Revision is personal. How we revise, the techniques we use and the time we spend trying to revise will vary but we do all drift towards techniques that feel intuitively productive. We're never sure what is the optimal technique but research has shown that by far the most popular strategies

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Ali Abdaal
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