How much I enjoyed reading it: 2/10
This ebook may look like a joke, but actually, it could be written by a person like me, and I should have a constructive approach to my review.
Exposing a list of tips, or tricks, or "the top 50", or "the top rules" is just not enough, although it might be a good marketing technique.
Take "100 ways to motivate yourself" from Steve Chandler for example. It's also a list of advice, but it's flying at another level.
This ebook also stresses out how irrelevant some "good piece of information" may look after being taken out of their context.
What makes a good book is not a sentence inspired by here and there. A good book has his own philosophy, his own way to look at life, his own reasoning, his own identity. You can't fake it.
In the end, this is just a "practical list", a reminder, that one may post on his blog.
But as an ebook, it sounds like an empty skeleton, unpolished, frail and thin, without substance.
Tip #1: It’s all about strategy
learning is not about being smart, it is about using strategies that are proven.
Tip #2: Your physiology
your physiology is a reflection of your state of mind and the easiest way to change your state of mind and ultimately how you feel is to change your physiology.
make sure to sit straight.
Having a bad posture makes you weak and tired, which is not optimal to learn.
Tip #3: Proper blood flow
One thing you can do is to jump for like 30 seconds and then come back to learning.
Tip #4: Breakfast
The breakfast is the most important meal of your day.
Tip #5: Eat a light lunch
If you want to be productive in the evening or at night, eat a light lunch.
Tip #6: Ginko Biloba
a natural supplement that improve your memory.
Tip #7: Eliminate stress
Stress is an absolute killer. You have to completely eliminate it from your life if you want to perform at a peak level.
Tip #8: Take breaks
Every 45 minutes or so, they take a five or ten minutes break from studying.
Don’t see breaks as a waste of time, but as a tool to learn better.
Tip #9: Listen to music
Classic music, and particularly Baroque, has been proven to be the best type of music to study and maintain focus for a long period of time.
Tip #10: Write instead of typing
A good idea is to take note with your computer, then rewrite them by hand.
Tip #11: Exercise
memory and concentration improves after a 15 minutes exercise session.
Tip #12: Sleep enough
One of the worst mistakes people do is to cut in their sleeping hours to be able to study more.
Tip #13: Drink water
If your body lack water, your body will become dehydrated and this is really bad for your focus and memory in general.
Tip #14: Set an agenda
Make it a habit to always study at the same time during the day.
Tip #15: ABC
Always try to fit all of the necessary information into an easy one or two pager.
It works because visualizing knowledge in different ways helps to give a stronger representation in your mind.
Tip #16: Connect everything
This the tool super learners use all the time.
Tip #17: Sit in front
Those in the front rows have higher grades than those in the back
Tip #18: No multitasking
Multitasking makes you less productive and more distracted. The best way to learn faster is to just focus on ONE thing.
Tip #19: Read key information out loud
When you read out loud, you BOTH see and hear it!