Overcome The 5 Roadblocks To Learning In Schools
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The course every University/College student needs to survive and thrive! Learn the secrets of effective learning today.
4.4 (22 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.
1,772 students enrolled
Created by Richard Hart
Last updated 8/2013
Current price: Free Original price: $20 Discount: 100% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To show students the skills and techniques for effective learning
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  • Open mind
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Desire to succeed
  • Positive attitude

There are 5 roadblocks most students face when it comes to effective learning and success in school.

I'll be cover all 5 of them in these in this video, but before I get to that I'd like to share a personal experience with you


Hi I'm Richard Hart,

I was a university student just like you and in my first year of school, I almost flunked out before I discovered a major oversight in modern education.

You see, I spent the majority of my schooling being told WHAT to learn, but not much time at all was spent showing me HOW to learn.

As a result I spent countless hours every night trying to stay on top of my studies, but constantly feeling like I was falling farther and father behind. At one point I seriously questioned whether I was cut out for University and had what it takes to succeed. I was trying my best, but my best just didn't seem to be good enough.

Once I realized what the problem really was, I began to find the solution and was able to significantly improve the way I learned and ultimately graduate with honours.

So here are the 5 major roadblocks I faced as a student and how I overcame them.

Roadblock 1 - I didn't understand how my memory worked and how to use it effectively

Once I had a better understanding of how my brain worked, I was able to to radically boost my ability to remember whatever I wanted, which had an instant almost impact on my grades.

Roadblock 2 - I failed to understand the powerful impact sleep had on my learning.

Once I cut out the cramming and late night studying and began to get regular sleep and leverage the power of naps, my ability to learn exploded.

Roadblock 3 - I had no idea how my brain worked and how to study effectively.

I learned how to break down what I was trying to learn into bite sized chucks, leverage short study sessions and make use of spaced repetition.

Roadblock 4- I felt like I was the worlds slowest reader!

There is a lot to read in university and college and man did it take me a long time to do it before I found simple and practical ways to boost my reading speed.

Roadblock 5 - While I understood what procrastination was, I often found it difficult to overcome.

When you're feeling overwhelmed or distracted it can be easy procrastination can take hold. Once I understood the reasons behind procrastination, I was better able to take control over my studies and my life.

Since graduating I spent over a decade continuing to hone my ability to learn and teach and I'm still shocked that to this very day students are still not being taught How to learn effectively in school.

I created this course to close the gap, so that any student taking this course can benefit from my experience and begin to master the skills and techniques for effective learning.


In just over 1 hour, my unique, highly focused, hands on course I'll show you how to:

-Understand how your brain works and learn to use it more effectively

-Radically boost your memory and recall.

-Make sleep and breaks work to your advantage

-Detect and deal with stress

-Improve your learning by improving what you eat

-Free up more time by learning to read faster

-Practical and effective ways to tackle procrastination head on

As a former student and a successful college and online instructor, I believe any student can and will benefit from my new course.

But if your still not sure, don't forget, Udemy has a 30 day money back guarantee. So take my course, watch every video, try every exercise and if you don't feel it's helped you improve your ability to learn, just ask for a refund within the first 30 days. It's that simple.

Remember, your education is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, so make it count!

Sign up and start learning how to kick @$$ in school today!

Who is the target audience?
  • University and College Students // Post Secondary Students
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
9 Lectures 22:14
Welcome to New School - Student Edition!
Preview 01:08

In our first video I discuss one of the most important factors determining your ability to learn.
Preview 00:48

In this lesson we look at what learning is and some of the factors that make some people fear and even grow to hate learning.
Preview 01:45

In this lesson we discuss the importance of attention when it comes to your learning.
Preview 04:12

So how does your brain learn anyway? In this lesson we find out.
Preview 04:26

In this lesson we discuss your brains remarkable ability to change and adapt through it's entire life.

In this lesson I discuss the 3 primary steps to the learning process.
3 Steps to Learning

Are there things you can do to improve your odds in learning just about anything? Watch this lesson and find out.
Improving Your Learning Odds

In this lesson we discuss self testing, an effective way to help your brain learn!
Put Yourself to the Test

Quiz 1
10 questions
5 Lectures 12:53
In this lesson I discuss Mnemonics and I show you 3 different ways you can use them to improve your ability to encode and recall information.

In this lesson I introduce the simple, yet powerful PEG memory system.
The PEG Method

Need a way to remember numbers? In this lesson I walk you through a method called the Major System.
Remembering Numbers with the Major System

If you have a hard time remembering names like I do, this lesson will help.
Remembering Names

This is probably one the strangest memory methods we'll discuss. It's also easy to learn and incredibly effective!
The Method of Loci

Quiz 2
10 questions
Sleep and Breaks
2 Lectures 04:41
Find out why cramming is such a bad idea and learn how breaks can make your study sessions far more effective.
The Importance of Taking Breaks

One of the best things you can do your your body and your studies is get adequate sleep. In this lecture we'll talk about sleep and how you can use it to improve your studies.
The Importance of Sleep

Quiz 3
5 questions
Dealing With Stress
2 Lectures 06:31
Stress is something that afflicts most students at some point during their studies. Learn how to detect the warning signs of stress and some techniques we can use to deal with and manage it.

Meditation is a great way to decrease stress and boost your ability to pay attention. In this lesson I give my my take on how you can get started.
My Take on Meditation

Quiz 4
5 questions
Food For Thought
1 Lecture 03:20
Your brain consumes a lot of energy! In this lesson well look at how what you eat has a huge impact on your ability to learn. 
Eating Right

Quiz 5
5 questions
Reading Faster
2 Lectures 06:03
In this lesson we discuss some of the common reasons many people are slow readers.
Common Reasons for Slow Reading

Now that we know why you may be ready slow, we'll talk about what we can do about it. If you're interested in learning to ready faster, you won't want to miss this lesson.
Reading Faster

Quiz 6
5 questions
Dealing with Procrastination
2 Lectures 06:39
In this lesson I talk about what procrastination is, and some of the reason why we do it.
What is Procrastination and why do we do it?

Now that we know what procrastination is, and some of the reason we do it, let talk about things we can do to overcome it!
How to deal with procrastination
1 Lecture 00:34
Thank you so much for taking my course! If  hope you found it useful and have started to apply what you've learned.

I'd really appreciate it if you could take a minute or two and rate the course and let me know how the course has impacted you and your studies by including a comment.
I think any student in University or college can benefit from taking this course, and I'd love your help getting the word out. If you know of someone who could benefit form taking this course, please spread the word.
Also, I've included info on the free Udemy Affiliate program in the supplementary materials if your interested in learning more.
I look forward to hearing about your learning success, so feel free to drop me a line and share your experiences.
Richard Hart

Thank You For Taking My Course
About the Instructor
Richard Hart
4.1 Average rating
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2,194 Students
2 Courses
Learning Architect, Educational Gamer, Entrepreneur, Father

Hi I'm Richard Hart

I have a passion, well … maybe a bit of an obsession when it comes to effective learning and teaching.

I've spent the last decade researching and engaging with learning from the perspective of a teacher, a student, an entrepreneur and a game/interactive developer. These experiences have given me a unique and powerful understanding how people learn and will continue to learn in the future.

I'm also a veteran instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, where I currently teach advanced technology courses.

When I"m not creating and teaching new courses on Udemy, I help show organizations both large and small how to effectively teach and learn by leveraging the latest research in technology and psychology.

I assist in the creation of effective online courses, training videos and tutorials and also help design and develop educationally focused interactive content and games for mobile devices.

You can find out more about me and my services and my other courses by visiting website richardhart