How To Ace University - Get Top Grades & Study Less

Practical hacks for studying smart, not hard - get top grades at university without hours of work
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

I don't believe good grades come from putting in 100s of hours. I believe in working smart not hard, and this course will teach you how.

This course is 100% practical, and teaches you tried and tested techniques that I used to get the top grade from the Number 1 Business School in the UK.

We'll cover:

  • Mastering lectures to get the best value
  • Getting consistently good grades on essays and assignments
  • How to avoid group project disasters
  • Making revision work for you without putting in hours of work
  • How to ace exams EVERY time
  • Plenty of quick and practical hacks

By the completion of this course you will have more free time, far less stress during exams and deadlines, and get consistently better results... So what are you waiting for?
Join us today to study less and achieve more!

What are the requirements?

  • A willingness to work SMART not HARD
  • Have lectures to attend/watch which you'll need to take notes on
  • Pen and paper/laptop for your lecture notes
  • No software is needed, but I do recommend some sites which need Internet access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work SMART not HARD
  • Ace university without spending hours in the library!
  • Enjoy your University experience and have a great social/sport life
  • Create brilliant essays and assignments
  • Get the most out of group projects and team environments
  • Revise effectively to get the top grade
  • Learn a memory technique that actually works
  • Keep calm in an exam and get the top grade available
  • Take great lecture notes, and avoid outside reading!
  • Practical and smart tips you can apply straight away

Who is the target audience?

  • Those studying at school, university or college
  • Those doing adult learning courses
  • People who have to work on group projects or sit exams

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Meet the Trainer

Welcome to the course!

Section 2: Mastering Lectures

Get the best out of your lectures by coming prepared and choosing a great seat.


How to take lecture notes that'll make life easy during exams. We'll look at what to write down, how to lay out your notes, and how you'll use them in future.


A realistic examination of the importance of lecture reading. Is it really necessary to do? And if so how do you take good notes from it?


My practical, insider tips.

22 pages

See my real life lecture notes. Feel free to download them and use them as your own structure too.

Section 3: Essays/Assignments

Let's look at how to write great essays.


How to choose the topic which will get you the best grade. Whether you get to choose the question yourself, or have to choose from a pre-selected list, this will make sure it gives you the best chance at an A.


How long does it really take to write an essay? Should you spend a long time researching, or get others to proof read for you? This lecture takes you through everything you need to know about essay timing.


Learn my bullet proof essay structure. This is a basic and extremely effective structure that I used throughout my studies - in both exams an assignments. Here I'll teach it to you!


Top secret tips on essay writing. This lecture is a whole host of quick and effective tips you can implement straight away to make sure you boost your grade. Don't miss out on easy points!


Making referencing easy - it's possible! I'll show you through the structures to use, and some quick 'hacks' to boost the size of your reference list.

18 pages

See my real life essays as examples. These both got top grades and will help you think about structures, your reference list, and formatting.

13 pages

A visual tutorial - everything you need to know about Google Scholar. This software really will change your life in terms of assignment writing - and this tutorial will help you get to grips with it instantly.

6 pages

A little known tip for getting the best references. Impress your lecturers with using high quality journal references, and avoid making any quality mistakes.

Section 4: Group Projects - Get the Most From a Team

Let's look at group projects and how to get the most from your team.


Should you work with friends? How do you decide who you'll be most compatible with? Make sure you don't set your project off on the wrong foot but choosing the wrong teammates.


Practical advice on how to have a successful group project. It can be really tricky to combine large numbers of people to work effectively together - this lecture will talk about scheduling, responsbibilty and how to spend the minimium amount of time going round in circles!


This software will change your life! This lecture will introduce you to Google Docs and how it can make team working hugely effective and efficient.

20 pages

A practical visual tutorial on everything you need to know about Google Docs. This lecture will show you all the tips and tricks you'll need to get the best out of the software, and save time learning how to use it.

Section 5: Revision - The Quickest Route to Success

Welcome to this next section - Revision tips!


What should you do to prep for revision? This lecture gives a guide to how much revision you should be doing and how to approach such a mammoth task.


I'll teach you my failsafe revision technique, and how you can do it too. I'll show to exactly what I do and why it's so effective. I've been using this technique throughout my studies and have shown it to many friends too. It works every time and will save you hours of staring at a textbook!


Enjoy your time off, and be more focused when you're working. Procrastination is rife during revision term but these techniques will help you stay on the ball and get the most from your time.

3 pages

See my real life revision notes. These will give you an insight into how I really structured my work at University, and will help you apply it to your own studies.


My top tips on practical things you can do to improve your revision. This lecture includes things you can do right away to make sure you're getting the most value from your revision time. They'll be unusual things you haven't heard before, and will definitely help you boost your grades.

Section 6: The Exam - The Final Hurdle

This section will cover how to get the best grade possible in an exam.


What should you do the day of the exam and in the first few minutes? These tips will help you stay calm throughout and grab some sneaky extra points in the first few minutes.


Make sure you stick to time and task! This lectures is full of practical tips to help you keep an eye on the time and your content so you don't fall into any of the common traps. Feel calm and confident and get a great result.


Make the most of those last few minutes. As the clock is running out these are some practical things you can do to tidy up your answers at the end and quickly cram in a few more points - which could make all the difference on results day.


My practical top tips! This lecture is a couple of quick things that you can implement right away to boost your grade. Don't miss out on easy points!

Section 7: Vital Quick Hacks

Let's cover some quick, practical fixes to maximise your grade.


Top tips - boost that grade! This lecture is quick and practical tips that helped me go up by a whole grade - make sure you don't miss out on any loopholes or 'hacks' available to you.


How can choosing the wrong module affect your grade? It's important to get a balance between lectures you'll enjoy and subjects that will give you the best possible grade. Is session talks you through your options and how to get it right.

Section 8: Wrap Up

Congratulations on completing the course!

Section 9: Bonus

What are the best conditions to work in? This lecture looks at what environmental factors can help you concentrate or distract you. Make sure that when you sit down to work everything is on your side, so you have more time left to spend with friends.


How to track your progress, and use it to your advantage. This lecture shows you my secret grade tracker that I used to motivate myself, and know when I could relax and slow down. It'll help you immensely!

2 pages

A handy tool I invented - now shared with you. Feel free to download this tool and use it yourself - I think it'll really help you manage your studies and maximise your final result.


Some coupons as a thank you for your support!

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Instructor Biography

Louise Croft, Fashion Blogger and Lifestyle Coach

Hello! My name is Louise Croft, a professional fashion blogger, entrepreneur, freelance PR, and life coach, from England. I have a first class business degree and have worked in a wide range of industries across the world. I'm currently a digital nomad travelling the world while I teach and create courses.

I'm passionate about helping other people achieve their potential through all aspects of their life. I really hope my courses will help you do better in everything from your career to your personal confidence. Udemy is now my full time job, combined with my fashion blog, and I'm so excited to share these skills with others.

I'm constantly creating new courses both on my own and in collaboration with other experts, so let me know if there's thing you'd like to see in particular. Currently offering sales, negotiating, fashion, study skills, make up, skincare, coaching, creative writing, interview skills, and many more.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the learning journey!

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