Ultimate Students' Handbook
What you'll learn
- Apply efficient learning methods to their learning style
- Manage, control and navigate mind-set
- Plan and strategize time and activities
- Approach exams with confidence
- Appreciate the importance of rest, reflection and rewards
- Manage personal finance
- Have good understanding of English
- Have the willingness to become an expert in a chosen field and a lifelong learner
- Not look for the easy way out - efficient learning requires focus and effort
This course will help you to complete your degree, become an expert in your field and a lifelong learner.
What will students learn in the course?
· Apply efficient learning methods to their learning style
· Manage, control and navigate mind-set
· Plan and strategize time and activities
· Approach exams with confidence
· Appreciate the importance of rest, reflection and rewards
· Manage personal finance
· Have a good understanding of English
· Have the willingness to become an expert in a chosen field and a lifelong learner
· Not look for the easy way out - efficient learning requires focus and effort
The course is prepared for YOU and is aimed to help YOU build upon and improve your learning methods.
The course is difficult, and is demanding.
The reason is that for you to achieve these best practices and to be able to apply them consistently, you need to have motivation, you need to put in effort, you need to build up discipline and create habits based on these practices.
Learning means introducing a change to our brain chemistry.
Your neurons send signals in a certain way -> you learn something new -> your neurons send signals in a slightly different way.
This is not an easy or simple process, as our brain, left on its own, choses the path of least resistance and reverts to our basic survival instincts. And these are great for surviving life or death situations and preventing us from harm… BUT are not efficient for learning, improving and performing at a top level.
You cannot get away anymore with not being a focused and efficient lifelong learner.
In learning there are proven best practices and methods which you can use to be a top performer.
The thing is that there are many of them, while learning is personal.
Due to this reason you need to be able to filter and pick up the ones that work best for you.
What this course does is:
It provides a variety of working best practices and methods
It helps you to understand them and test them out
It helps you to select which of them you can do consistently and to your best effect
It guides you to implement them to your situation
The format of the course is as follows:
The course is separated into 6 sessions, or ‘weeks’. You can go about your own pace, but the recommended pace is a ‘week’ for each. The reason is that this gives you some time to think about the information and how can you apply it to your situation.
Prior to each topic (or ‘week’) you set up your expectations by filling in your personal objectives, or what you are looking forward to learning in the specific section.
Upon completion of each section or ‘week’, you will have an action list with tasks that you need to perform in order to test the topics discussed, as well as the best practices.
Keep in mind, learning is personal, and best learning practices apply differently to individuals.
The action lists will guide you to try these out, see which of them work best for you, which of them you can do consistently, and which of them you should include in your schedule!
The course contents are split into six weeks, or sections, as follows:
Week 1: Efficient and Accelerated Learning
· Learn how the brain works and how thoughts are formed
· Learn different methods of inputting information
· Practice accelerated learning techniques
· Appreciate the value of self-testing
· Learn to train your imagination
· Learn to apply neuroconnections theory on a daily basis
Week 2: Managing and Controlling Mindset
· Specify your goal and how you will measure progress
· Pin down your conditional and intrinsic motivation factors
· Learn how to approach action
· Learn how to not break your schedule
· Learn top-down vs bottom up attention practices
· Deny multitasking and understand your focus tolerance
· Success and Failure in terms of learning
Week 3: Planning and Strategizing
· Learn the importance of morning routines
· Learn how to plan for more efficient studying
· Learn how to set up your schedule and your environment
· Learn approaches for designing notes
· Learn how to prepare an assignment/project/written coursework
Week 4: Exam Preparation Techniques
· How do you perceive exams?
· Learn how to visualize your journey
· Learn how to prepare for an exam
· Learn how to feel comfortable on exams
· Learn exam-taking techniques
· What do you do after an exam?
Week 5: Rest, Rewards and Reflection
· Appreciate the importance of rest
· Appreciate the need for other engaging activities
· Appreciate the need for reflection and rewards
· Appreciate the relationship between your efforts and results
· Learn to build objective views of events and situations
· Set up your rewards
Bonus: Week 6: Managing Personal Finance
· Have an overview of your spending habits
· Learn to stop the spending leaks and to generate savings
· Learn how to organize and optimize your personal finance
· Learn options for handling student debt
· Short-term spending vs long-term saving and what it means
Additional bonus materials:
Student’s Financial Planner
Student’s Personal Schedule
The course (and his creator) do not guarantee that if you purchase the course, you will achieve your goals and your learning objectives.
Learning is personal and difficult and the amount by which you improve your learning speed will depend on your ability to apply the best practices and techniques discussed here to your learning style with consistency.
What this course guarantees is that the practices discussed here do work!
And what this course guarantees is that once you go through all the materials, you will have a better understanding and knowledge of the options and tools that you have at your disposal to achieve efficient learning.
It is up to you to use them and apply them consistently in order to get the most value and benefits out of the course and out of your overall learning experience!
What the course also guarantees is that upon completion and successful implementation of the methods to your lifestyle you will have a much higher satisfaction due to the efforts and focus you have put in learning and developing these habits.
Who this course is for:
· University or college students who want to complete their degree
· Students doing a course, certification, assignment or dissertation
· People who want to become experts in an area and lifelong learners
Concluding remarks and setting expectations
Please do not limit yourself to what has been taught here!
This is not an exhaustive course, as learning is never exhaustive, nor limited. It is aimed to help you gain an understanding of the tools and techniques that you can use, but do not rule out any possibility or option that you think of, or come across – try it out and if it works for you, apply it and do it consistently!
And one more thing that you should remember well – learning is difficult! If you feel it is easy, it means you are not learning much. All options for ‘quick and easy’ learning are misleading.
As discussed in the course, learning new information means you are introducing a change to your brain’s chemistry and into how your neurons communicate, which does require focus and effort.
And if you are not putting focus and effort, you are introducing no change.
Hope this helps to set your expectations right…
And with that, I wish you happy, interesting and engaging learning going forward!
Share to me personally your honest opinion, and any other questions! I am looking forward to having a chat with you : )
Who this course is for:
- University or college students who want to complete their degree
- Students doing a course, certification, assignment or dissertation
- People who want to become experts in an area and lifelong learners
My name is Petar Dyankov and I help working students progress efficiently with their learning and their degree by imlpementing best learning practices, mindset, planning and exam taking techniques.
I am a Certified Global Management Accountant and a Member of the National Society of High School Scholars. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Management at Aberystwyth University and a Master of Arts degree in Finance and Investment at the London School of Business and Finance.
While progressing in my learning, I found out that you can experience huge stress, anxiety, discouragement and even hopelessness in trying to study for a degree while working. This is why I decided to design courses for University Students, especially relevant for working students. The Ultimate Students’ Handbook includes all the best practices I have found out, developed and improved during my time as a working student.