Episode 26: Take Your Time to Do It Right

Our society rushes everyone. Employers rush their employees, parents rush their children, administrators rush their teachers, teachers sometimes rush their students. But what if we learned to slow down and take the time to do our work well? In this episode, Dinur and Adam discuss some ways to slow yourself down, so you can take […]

Episode 25: How to Make a Study Group Work For You

Many teachers will advise students work with their classmates in a word to create a study group. But what do you do in a study group? In this episode, Adam and Dinur discuss games, roles, and locations as important things to consider for a study group that works! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! […]

Episode 24: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Outcomes

Many students get stressed out when their work does not produce the results they want. In this episode, Dinur and Adam talk about how to make small improvements that will create big results, and how you can make that happen too! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes James Clear, Atomic Habits

Episode 23: How Mistakes Help You Learn

If you’ve never made any mistakes, you’re not learning. The best people in their professions all make mistakes. The big question is: how do you use a mistake now to help you improve later? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss this important question!  Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript!  Show Notes Brooke Castillo’s […]

Episode 22: How Talking it Out Helps You Learn

In this episode, Adam and Dinur talk about why talking about what you’re learning helps you learn, even if you’re not talking to your classmates or your professor. Join us for some new tips and tricks!  Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes No show notes

Episode 21: What Grades Actually Mean in College

In this episode, we’ll talk about what grades actually mean in college, how that meaning is different than high school, and how to cope when your grades are not perfect straight A’s. Join Dinur and Adam as we get into grades! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes PDF: What Grades Mean in […]

Episode 20: Guest Episode with Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed.

In today’s episode, Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed, the founder of the Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying, is going to sit down with us to talk about the Study Cycle and the Study Senses – the study-skills models she’s developed, based on her research on how the brain learns. Join us! Click here to download this episode’s […]

Episode 19: Why We Judge Ourselves

We all judge ourselves sometimes. That’s normal. But how much of this judgment is actually helpful, and how much of it is unnecessary, or even harmful? Join Dinur and Adam for a discussion of when to know you’ve crossed that line!  Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes Brooke Castillo’s Life Coach School […]

Episode 18: How to Get Out of a Slump

People go into slumps all the time, whether they’re students or teachers. In this episode, Dinur and Adam go over what slumps look like, how to handle them, and how to get out of them – so if you’re in a slump, join us for some help! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show […]

Episode 17: How to Take Effective Notes

Are your notes okay, but not great? Do you need help with how to take good notes in class? How do you even know if you have this problem? Join Adam and Dinur as we go over how to make your notes into awesome study tools! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show Notes […]

Episode 16: Disciplined Planning (Time Management Series #5)

Planning covers a lot of what Dinur and Adam have already talked about, but disciplined planning means sticking to those goals and following through. Join us as we talk about ways to make that happen! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes James Clear on Logarithmic Goals Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Flow Allison Green […]

Episode 15: How to Remind Yourself (Time Management Series #4)

Once you’ve put everything you need to do into your planner, you still need to take one more step: remembering to use it! Join Adam and Dinur as they talk about ways to remind yourself to do just that! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show Notes Oh, Don’t Forget text message reminder service […]

Episode 14: How to Prioritize (Time Management Series #3)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this third episode of our Time Management series, Adam and Dinur walk you through the use of the Eisenhower Box for prioritizing your tasks! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes Eisenhower Box Eisenhower Box 1 Eisenhower Box 2  

Episode 13: Using a Planner and Calendar (Time Management Series #2)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this second episode of our Time Management series, Adam and Dinur break down planners and wall calendars to help you get a handle on your time! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show Notes To-Do List 1 To-Do List 2 Backwards […]

How to Create and Use a Practice Test

As final exams approach on the calendar, many students resort to the “cram and jam” method of learning. While this is understandable, it’s also not going to help – cramming never does. In past posts on this blog, I’ve recommended self-quizzing, which is a scientifically-supported way to get better scores on exams. But I don’t […]

Episode 12: Making Time Noticeable (Time Management Series #1)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this first episode of our Time Management series, Dinur and Adam go into how to make the humble to-do list one of the rockstar tools of getting your time under control! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes To Do […]

How to Prepare for Final Exams

When you’re staring down the barrel of finals week, you may begin to feel a little panicky. This is normal! And just like everything else, if you plan for it, it makes it less stressful. Here’s a quick checklist to follow for each of your final exams. What Will The Exam Look Like? First, find […]

Episode 11: Why Early Confusion Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Learning

Many students feel really intimidated when they don’t immediately understand what they’re learning. In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over why this confusion is completely normal, and how to handle it! Click here to download the transcript of this episode!  Show Notes The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

How to Treat Studying Like a Sport

The Student-Athlete’s Dilemma Earlier this term, I had a student-athlete come to office hours. He was pretty far behind in class, and pretty discouraged. “I hate studying,” he confessed. “It just seems like a waste of time.” I’ve had many students, not just student-athletes, tell me this. Why study? they ask. They don’t see the […]

Episode 10: Interview with Dr. Stacy Smith

Today’s episode is for students who struggle with writing, and instructors who struggle with “how do I make my students understand what we need for writing?” We’re honored to have our first guest, Dr. Stacy Smith, here today to talk to us about the different issues that undergraduates face when they have to learn how […]