Ace Your Finals
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Ace Your Finals

Ace your finals using accelerated learning strategies used by the top scoring students in the world.
4.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,037 students enrolled
Created by Timothy Kenny
Last updated 4/2015
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Reverse engineer what will be on your final exam
  • Synthesize months worth of content
  • Memorize your synthesis of the course content
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  • Basic English reading and writing skills
  • Optional: Mindjet for creating digital mindmaps
  • Optional: SmartDraw for creating digital flowcharts

Top students study for tests differently. It's that simple.

The question is, how do they do it?

You Never Learn in School How to Study for Tests

This course breaks down the strategies top students use into 3 parts:

  1. Reverse engineering the test so you can predict what will be tested and what won't be tested
  2. Synthesizing the months of course content you have learned into a concise outline and/ore visual format (Mind Map or Flow Chart)
  3. Memorize large volumes of information quickly by using 3 different memory strategies, each focused on a different type of information

At the Highest Levels, Test Taking is a Game

The best test takers are mental athletes. They train themselves intentionally for high performance on tests.

Just like an athlete, top students know how to prepare themselves for the big game so that they don't even really "think" come game time...they just get into the flow and play the game.

It's a sort of auto-pilot mode where their instincts take over and they become one with the game.

But This Isn't How Most People View Test Taking, and Finals in Particular

Think about the biggest games in sports. The World Cup. The Superbowl. The World Series. The NBA Finals.

These are the biggest events in sports. They get the highest ratings of anything on TV. Companies pay millions of dollars just for a 30 second ad spot.

And athletes prepare themselves every day for these final games.

Top students have the same attitude about taking tests.

And their finals in particular.

This course will show you how to take your test taking game to the next level. Once you finish the course, you will have a master strategy for preparing for every big exam you take for the rest of your life. You will know how to maximize every hour you spend studying so that you can get top marks without killing yourself with ineffective techniques.

This is the course I wish I had when I was in school.

After many requests to make my accelerated learning materials applicable specifically for students, I've created this course to help you ace your finals.

You won't find this kind of strategic approach to test taking anywhere else.

See you on the inside,


Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to improve their final exam grades
  • Students who get good grades but want to spend less time studying
  • Students who want to get passing grades with a minimum of study time
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25 Lectures
6 Lectures 35:00

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Executive Summary
Reverse Engineer Your Finals Test
6 Lectures 35:12

Analyzing Past Tests and Quizzes

Analyzing Past Homeworks

Analyzing Class Notes and Slides

Getting Information from Past Students
Synthesizing the Past Semester or Year
6 Lectures 35:38

How to Synthesize Your Raw Notes

Using Visual Strategies to Boil Down Piles of Information

How to Synthesize with Other People
Memorizing the Past Semester or Year
6 Lectures 33:52

Choosing Strategies Based on Available Time

The One Pager Strategy (and Ben Franklin's Memory Hack)

Build a Memory Hard Drive in Your Head with Visual Mnemonics

1 Lecture 07:07
About the Instructor
Timothy Kenny
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Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.

Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society, General Assembly in Boston, and has been a featured teacher on Skillshare, among others. He has consulted with startup teams on how to accelerate their learning, creativity, and growth.