- Motivation – Are you enthusiastic? Do you have a compelling reason to get good grades?
- Strategy – Are you using the best techniques for your brain-type to revise and get the best marks?
- Perspective – Can you see the big picture? Can you see how working hard now will pay dividends in the future?
I want to tell you a story. If you’ve ever experienced an ‘aha!’ moment, then you’ll be able to relate to it…
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to try out a practice skiff at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames. I don’t know if you know about rowing boats, but sitting in a skiff you have a very high centre of gravity. That means it’s very easy to lose your balance and topple over.
It’s a good job that this practice skiff was in doors because I found it so difficult to balance that I would have had a dunking in the river – several times over – if we’d have been doing it for real!
After a little while of trying desperately to keep my balance, someone lent forward and suggested, “Relax – let your muscles go limp and imagine all your weight going down through your body and through the seat into the floor below.”
Of course I realised at that point I was simply trying to hard. And what was the worst that was going to happen?
So I tried it. And to my astonishment, the tension, the fear and more to the point, the wobbling disappeared! There I sat, smack bang in the middle of the boat, as still as you can imagine!
Learning is full of these ‘aha’ moments, and the best learning programmes, by teaching you well, will help you learn faster and be more successful than ever before, and to be sure to get good exam results when the time comes.
What’s usually in the way for people to get good exam results?
I have found that the trouble with most learning resources is that:
- First of all you don’t know which of the suggestions are likely to work well for you so you can waste a lot of time trying stuff that might be great for other people but were never likely to help you.
- Also I’ve noticed that instructions are often incomplete and so you can waste a lot of time trying to work out how to do something – and of course the danger is you give up before you find out how useful it might be.
- And the other thing is that you don’t normally get a chance to talk to the person giving you the advice.
You need to find an online learning programme that will teach you how to get good exam results.
Look for a programme which includes:
- An online questionnaire to generate eBooks tailored especially for you and the way that you learn faster.
- Advice which is set out step-by-step so you can see exactly how you can convert the information you’re trying to learn into a format that works for you.
- The ability to talk to the trainers, perhaps by ‘phone or e-mail me. You need a variety of ways to contact them, such
- Online training videos to show you exactly how to revise for best exam results.
- Weekly webinars to allow you to work with the trainer on your revision and answer any questions you might have.
…as a bare minimum. Your exams are important to you. Find a programme supported by people who’s mission it is to support you every way that you need it. And then use all the resources available to you. Fully engage and you’ll find your results and your confidence along with them, can shoot through the roof.