How to 2X Your Study Speed: Get Better Grades in Less Time
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A course packed with tips on how to hack your learning for your course & assignments & how to learn without distraction
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What Will I Learn?
  • Study faster at university or college level
  • Keep efficient notes for rapid review when writing essays and assignments
  • Manage social media and chat apps to study while also having a life
  • Remove distractions and clutter for better productivity
  • Have the ultimate study mindset for best grades
  • Be confident in using many kinds of free software specifically for their studies
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  • An open mind to new study techniques
  • Ready to embrace holistic techniques designed to improve the whole student experience

An inside guide to study tips, techniques and hacks for all types of university or college study. Brought to you by teachers who are also part-time students, this course gives you the insight only a teacher-student can provide.

Join us and boost your grades today with 100% proven techniques!

Discover how to study faster, better & more efficiently:

  • Learn the techniques for drilling down into the most relevant areas

  • Stay organised with simple tech tips

  • Identify the key elements of your assignments & ignore the rest

  • Feel better by using with our guides to avoiding stress and discomfort

  • Track your progress to know exactly where you are with your work

  • Reflect on your work to keep improving your grades

  • Download FREE files and attachments to complement the lectures and

  • Check progress through our free quizzes and downloads

Together, we'll cover every aspect of college and university study, from reading list to essay submission, from apps to health; it’s all here.

The techniques in this course have been used by teachers with more than 12 years’ experience both teaching in countries around the world and at UK universities. It’s also unique in that both instructors are also part-time students,  meaning they still have the perspective of students and can relate to both sides and provide the best insight from both sides.

By joining this course you will also  be joining many other fellow students at a similar stage in their academic study. All our courses offer open platforms for discussion where we help our students to achieve the best grades and results possible.

As we regularly update the course material,  you'll also get more and more content  as we develop the course with your needs over time.

Remember, our prices don't stay the same forever so if you like what you see, get in now to get the best deal!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students young and old looking to streamline their work and research processes
  • People who struggle with distractions while studying
  • Students who like to study with technology to make their learning better
  • Students who will be studying mostly at a computer
  • Anyone who wants to use the internet for research and further investigation
  • This course is not for you if you are looking for ways to cut corners or even cheat through a course - this course is all within the rules
  • Students who want to stay healthy while studying
  • College or University Students
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
How to get the most out of this course in the shortest time
3 Lectures 04:52

Watching this will get you flying through this course and on your way to better grades in no time!

This lecture is the blast off point for this course on hacking your studies.

It shows you where all the important info can be found, how to navigate through the course, and other little tips along the way.

Preview 03:51

Helping you to get maximum benefit from this course in the least time possible


Don't skip this one!

Things to do before going further!
Study Better
11 Lectures 38:24

Difficulty with the vast reading list on your course or module? Discover how to read only what is necessary to get exactly what you need.

Preview 03:18

Test your progress from the lecture

Progress Check: Read less, focus more
2 questions

For me, this note-taking style is the single best thing I do on a computer for my studies!

It's something I've developed over the last few months of intensive studying and works especially well for retrieving notes using the Ctrl + F function.

As always, I recommend saving your study notes to a cloud-based file storage system like Google Drive for easy access and keep a back up on your laptop/USB to be safe. 

Preview 10:27

Quick addition on the secret note-taking pages to help you find the source of your notes directly!

Link to an exact page for your notes!

Sometimes you'll need to take notes from diagrams - here's my choice of free software to help you get down those awkward notes which you can't simply copy and paste!

Note-taking for diagrams with free software

Simple steps to find the juicy bits of any article in record time.

This will help you to speed through:

  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Professional magazine articles
Reading an article in record time

Inside you'll find a complete list with links to all the browser extensions I use for studying to fly through my web browsing when studying!

Hit the links inside and add! Nothing more to it.

My Top 10 Browser Extensions for Studying to Take it to the Next Level!

Why for every assignment you already have a long list of references, you just need to look in the right place!

Ready made reference list

I used this document for an assignment a while back - I ended up using 8 of the books on the list which was pretty good going!

Download it, edit it and make it your for your studies!

Example 'ready made' reference list that I used recently

How to divide up your task, understand what is ahead and smash it!

Measure it, smash it!

A quick and easy document covering all the main points to check before submitting any assignment - don't miss any out!

Take a copy, change it as you need and tick away!

Using a Checklist to Check: Here's my template for making sure I do everything!

Use realistic goals and rewards to help push you through your studies and stay as productive as possible

Set goals, reach goals, take a break
Study Faster
7 Lectures 21:29

These 2 free tools can help you to massively increase your typing speed - find out how to use them to make your academic writing faster today.

3X Your Typing Speed NOW!

Let us walk you through the shortcuts you can use to improve your written essays and assignments in Microsoft Word - remember to get the free download from the notes section before watching this!

Microsoft Word: Speedy Shortcuts Made Easy

A walkthrough guide to making your very own study log, step-by-step.

Creating Your Study Log

A walkthrough of the study log that I use to organise my studies and spend less time worrying about what I need to do next

Using Your Study Log with Google Forms

Here are the tools I use to keep my computer and smartphone from getting too slow and keep them fast for the study I need - no waiting around!

Speed up your computer or phone for less wasted time

Many universities and colleges have recently signed up for Microsoft Office's Office 365 package, which can be downloaded onto all of your devices and is free with most tuition. Get it quickly and easily with this walkthrough video guide.

How to install and get your free copy of Microsoft Office

Keep Your computer running fast
Study Smarter
21 Lectures 49:46

The paperless office or desk sounds like a simple idea but it's still hard to attain for many us as we're given sheets of paper, handouts and photocopies by teachers and lecturers who just don't get it.

Here are some tips on going as paperless as possible, even when those around you love killing the rainforest!

Going paperless even when you've been given lots of paper!

One of the simplest things you can do to give you a boost and put you one step ahead of your competition 

Get ahead on your competition: learn what nearly all successful people do

Key Takeaways: Get ahead on your competition: learn what nearly all successful..

Learn how to maximise your smartphone and internet browsers for maximum productivity during study time and get more done in the time you have.

Preview 05:43

Search E-books Rapidly: find themes, keywords, ideas in SECONDS

Taking notes by hand or typing seem like the easiest option as it they are what we are all most used to from our school days and previous education.

However, after a long day, the thought of having to try or type yet more notes can drive even the most diligent student to borderline insanity!

Inside are some easy alternatives you can use when you most need to have a break from writing or typing.

Bored of writing notes? Try these easy alternatives

When you're tired of reading your work to look for errors, try this simple and fast way to check it without reading! And, of course, it's free!

Preview 01:43

Being a REAL smarty pants can have hugely positive (or negative!) effect on your studies.

When I say smarty pants, I don't mean the annoying know-it-all student, either - come inside to find out more!

Why it Pays to be a REAL Smarty Pants

Remember to take a break from your studies at your desk or computer with this free software which takes of you and your breaks!

Study Software to Keep You Feeling Fresh & How to Use It

Get your free break scheduling software

Check this out for  the two items which really help me to block out all distractions and not get too frustrated or bothered by inconsiderate people around me!

Definitely glad I've started using both :-)

Tools for studying in noisy environments

It's very easy to get either overly happy or overly pessimistic after submitting an assignment. This lecture shows you how to use the power of reflection to keep focusing and improving even after you've submitted your work so that you stay on the path to better grades.

Reflect, react, progress

Thorough preparation for any meeting with tutors, lecturers or teachers can give you a psychological bonus and impress upon them your commitment and dedication to the course. Follow this guide on how best to prepare for these meetings and to give yourself an advantage.

Prepare, impress, prevail: getting the most benefit out of meetings with tutors

The age old approach to domination has been divide & conquer - apply this to your studies and get a handle on exactly how much progress you've made in an assignment in each individual section. Know when you're short or over the level of detail needed and make changes before the deadline.

Divide & Conquer: Understand exactly how much work you have left at any point

Travel time = learning time

Building and forming study groups with your peers and classmates is another very powerful way to enhance your learning and general experience of college or university education. Here we provide clear steps on how to go about setting this up and getting the most from it.

Discuss, Share, Improve

Many people don't realise that Microsoft Word actually has a built-in and very comprehensive referencing feature. Watch as I show you how to use it to save all your references perfectly inside your Microsoft Word document.

Microsoft Word for all your referencing needs

These books and associated readings have had a profound impact on the positivity, health, happiness and of course studying in my life. 

For this reason, I want to share them with you and how you can develop in many ways through reading them.

Books for Changing Your Mindset

Inside is a style of 'to do list' I've been using lately which I find really works for me and helps me to do order the things I need to get done during the day.

To do lists that work

A really useful way for writing study notes and ideas all over and sticking up on your wall to help you remember what you need to do when studying/

Using posters to help your study on walls in a rented house (or anywhere)

I was ill for 3 days last week and had to send this e-mail to my lecturers.

The next time you're feeling ill, feel free to use my template and change the names/ailments as necessary.

It's not easy to think or write properly when you're ill so just use my pre-written sickness/absence e-mail template!

Pre-written e-mail for when you are feeling ill and can't go to class
About the Instructor
Stephen Beale
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Academic English Tutor, Linguist, Educator

I am an academic English for university tutor currently working at a UK university and am an expert in the field.

I am also a graduate in Spanish & French from the University of Exeter, UK, and a keen language learner.

I have many years' teaching experience, having taught in both Europe and Asia with students from all over the world.

I do this every day to help students like you improve and achieve your goals - I look forward to helping you on your journey to success!

Stuart Beale
4.3 Average rating
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4,318 Students
3 Courses
Academic English Tutor

I am an Academic English Tutor employed in a UK university. I possess a wealth of experience in preparing university students for their prospective university courses, and future careers. These experiences have included providing guidance in writingreadinglisteningspeaking and project research skills.

In addition, I am a PGCE qualified secondary teacher and have almost ten years experience in teaching, training and coaching across a range of disciplines including: English as a Foreign Language, literacy coaching, ICT training, design technology teaching and even surf coaching. I love teaching and learning every day!