How to study effectively - boost your study skills.

Proven techniques for faster and easier study. Use many study tips, build good study habits, get organized, ace exams.
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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

There are so many things funnier than studying that young people can do. Am I right? What about to spend less time studying and understand more? Are you interested how to improve study skills?

I can help you in this course! I will teach you how to learn faster, so you will have more time for your hobbies and friends. And you will improve your grades next to it because you get to know what to learn and when to learn.

Less stress more fun. Sounds good? Save hours of your time by using effective study methods. You will be amazed how fast you see the first results.


Join almost 700 students who are already benefiting from this cute course!


Students confirm that this course help: "It took me months to learn some new stuff before. I can learn complex computer topics only in three days now! And to master in some specific topic I require only one month now." Navis Michael Bearly J

This course works.
It is backed by actual scientific studies done to investigate how people learn, how they remember, and how they utilize time. I have taken what these studies have to say and combined it with over 35 years of personal experience to develop study techniques that will allow you to study less and learn more.

This course is actually three courses in one. I cover brain function, time management, and study skills each in their own module so you aren't faced with a massive overhaul of your study practices. You can incorporate one technique, see the effect it has on your study time and your performance, and go on to incorporate the rest of the techniques one at a time.

I provide a broad range of information in this course, and that will be satisfactory for most of you, but if you would like to take an advanced course or read some specialized material, you're more than welcome to do so. I provide information on many additional resources on given topic at the end of each section.


The course consists of 39 lectures, nine quizzes, and nine podcasts. In addition, there are several self-evaluation tests designed to help you understand your abilities so you can target areas of weakness for extra work.

The length of the lectures varies from two minutes to five minutes and it's possible to watch them all in two hours. I recommend, however, that you do not do so. The way to get the most out of this course is to take each module separately and incorporate it into your study routine before moving on to the next section.


The course is aimed at high school students and freshman college students, but will be of use to anyone who wants to improve his/her study skills.

I guarantee that you will see some results immediately after applying these techniques. You'll want to continue through the whole course, and many of the techniques require diligent practice, but you will be able to see the results right from the beginning and feel your confidence rise as you progress. You should see your grade improvement at the end of your term while practising these techniques.

This course will teach you:

  • How to manage your time.
  • How to take notes effectively and efficiently.
  • How to improve your ability to remember facts, figures, and dates.
  • How to effectively utilize the resources you have.
  • How to recognize what is important and what isn't.
  • The basics of deeper learning.
Most of all, this course will teach you how to be the best student you can be by finding the right balance, using the right methods, and working with the right motivation and the right timing.


This course is part of a wider project called “School Can Be Fun" and you can find a lot of other free resources on the Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel.

And remember, there is a 30 day money back guarantee so if you are unsatisfied for any reason, you can request a refund.

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to improve your study skills.
  • A desire to improve your grades.
  • A willingness to change some habits.
  • Some materials are in PDF files so you’ll need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader or the equivalent.
  • We provide extensive links to further content, so a good, fast internet connection is a plus.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The ability to overcome some learning difficulties.
  • The ability to find my specific learning style.
  • Several techniques that will work for me.
  • The ability to manage my time.
  • An end to procrastination, more focus, and better grades.
  • The knowledge how to become the best student I can be.
  • The understanding that school can be fun!

Who is the target audience?

  • High school students.
  • College students
  • Parents of such students.
  • This course is not intended for teachers. (The good ones know everything mentioned in the course and the others might just be upset by some helpful tips for students.)

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: Introduction

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Studying is the process of learning about something.
  • You know you should study more effectively.
  • It is possible to reduce problems with school.
  • You can make school fun.
  • Your grades can improve over the next eight months.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How is this course organized.
  • What is the course philosophy.
4 questions

Test how you understood Lecture 1

Always only one answer is completely correct!

Section 2: Find Your Learning Style

You will learn at this lecture:

  • What different learning styles means.
  • Why is important to know your prevailing learning style.
  • How are different learning style respected in many schools?
1 page

Ten minutes test will tell you which of the three learning styles is best for you.

1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 2
3 questions
Section 3: How the Brain Works

You will learn at this lecture:

  • About different types of memory.
  • How the brain works.
  • What causes different personal strengths and weaknesses.
1 page

Two tests revealing your stronger and weaker parts.


You will learn at this lecture:

  • About the proces of memorizing.
  • Importance of concentration, emotions and associations.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 3
3 questions
Section 4: Managing Your Time Wisely

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Importance of time management for students.
  • How to set your priorities.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Which courses you have to focus on.
  • What to do with other courses.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Why and how define goals.
  • You will define your own goals.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How is time-planning concerning priorities and goals.
  • What are the differences between long-term and short-term planning.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to plan your tasks.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Why is rest important.
  • How to rest.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to save time during the day.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 4
3 questions
Section 5: Note Taking

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Different ways of taking notes.
  • Why is taking notes important.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Where is the best place for notes taking.
  • Where you should write your notes.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • What are mind maps and how it works...

You will learn at this lecture:

  • What are cheat sheets good for.
  • How to use them.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 5
3 questions
Section 6: How to Deal With Large Tasks

You will learn at this lecture:

  • What is Sausage method.
  • How to motivate yourself.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Examples of different approaches.
  • Where to find good tools.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 6
3 questions
Section 7: Another Useful Methods

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Trustworthy order of different sources.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to read more text in less time.
  • Importance of concentration.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • Good methods how to memorize information better.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • For whom are Study Groups good and for whom not.
  • How and where organize the Study Groups.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.

Quiz 7
3 questions
Section 8: The Secret to Victory and Two Bonus Tips

What does it mean to feel the spirit of the course.

  • Why it is good.
  • How to do it.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to have fun even in serious moments at school.
  • You can make up the rules.
  • How to do it.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to show what you know and not what you do not know.
Quiz 8
3 questions
Section 9: Summary

You will learn at this lecture:

  • What you have learned in this course.
  • How practice is important.
You will learn at this lecture: How to use presented techniques along with the conscience.

You will learn at this lecture:

  • How to be in touch after finishing the course.
  • How to make money by sharing this course.
1 page

Links to books, web pages and Udemy courses about this topic.


This lecture presents the most important ideas of all the lectures of this course. You can download pdf file, print it out, hang it on the wall to have the crucial points constantly before your eyes.

Quiz 9
3 questions
10 pages

If you want improve your study skills on the long-term basis, consider joining the SGC described at this lecture.

Section 10: Podcasts
Section 1
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Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9

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Instructor Biography

Vít Skála, Ph.D., Facilitator, trainer, educator, father, ...

What I have learned during last 20 years of my study, working and fatherhood experience, the most important for each person is to recognize his/her individual specific abilities and skills. Main decisions are usually made during high school. Happy people are those who recognize their special abilities (gifts) as young and use them in dreamed job. Unfortunately, many people do, what not fit them fully and they are in inner struggle many years. Some even whole their life.

I worked with hundreds of people of all age as a facilitator, manager, coach, teacher, trainer. I have spent roughly 23 years as a student in different kinds of schools (universities in Brno, Prague, Vancouver). I taught at Charles University in Prague and have taught dozens of business courses above on “project management” and “time management” as well. I am a doctor of public and social policy with Certificate in Education and coaching. This deep background helps to build the course that is more than just describing different study techniques.

I also have two children (boy 19 and girl 16), and both of them are excellent students. Also thanks to applying methods presented in my course.

More details from my professional life are available on LinkedIN.

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