I'll Get You Back Up to Speed Academically in Two Weeks. You'll Be Ready for College.
If you feel rusty academically, you've come to the right place.
Maybe high school was a few years back. Maybe you were not a stellar academic performer in high school. Maybe you don't think you're ready for college.
Maybe you aren't . . . this week. But over the next two weeks, I will give you the study skills you need and the intellectual self-confidence you need to be a success in your first semester in college. I won't charge you a dime.
You will have to do some work. You will have to spend a few bucks on tools you need to survive academically. But getting up to speed academically is within your grasp.
Your goal isn't to earn a degree from Harvard. It's just to earn a degree from an accredited school. To earn that degree, you must survive the first semester. I can show you how to do this.
This is a unique course. It's not like any other how-to-study course. Here's why.
There are a lot of books on how to study. Each of
them offers a few good ideas. But the books I have read
share the same defect: they are not realistic. They are
like diets that really do work if you follow them, but the
food is so awful tasting and the portions so tiny that
overweight people cannot follow them for long. This is why
95% of dieters who lose weight put it back on within five
years. This fact creates a large market for new diets. It
also creates despair in the minds of those who have failed
to lose weight.
When I read most of the "how to study" books, I get
angry. I don't think they are very helpful to most of the
students who buy them. Page after page, recommendation
after recommendation, I think: "Almost nobody actually does
this." I earned a Ph.D. at a good university. I have
never known any A-level student who has used more than a
handful of the recommended techniques in these books.
Scholars don't study this way.
I'm not saying that the books' recommended techniques
don't work. I'm saying that great students don't use most
of them, and good students didn't learn them from a book.
My course is different. It's real-world.
STOP WORRYING AND START WORKING SMARTER
Maybe you haven't had much success in school. Can you
do significantly better? Yes. There is no question about
But WILL you do significantly better? The answer
depends far more on what's in your heart than what's in
In every required college class there are
people who just don't care. They would never send an e-
mail to receive a free course like this one. They are
content with D's when they could make C's or even a few
B's. Or they are content to make C's when they could make
B's and a few A's.
You don't have to beat all the super-bright people in
your classes. There are only a handful of people like
that. You only have to beat the flakes. There are always
flakes in class -- and life.
There is a story about two hikers who come across a
huge grizzly bear. The bear rears up. They figure that
the bear is going to make a run for them. One of them
reaches down and laces up his shoes. "Why bother?" says
the other hiker. "You can't outrun a bear!" The first guy
says, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to
That's harsh. But let's face it: you have to go to
class. You're facing the academic grizzly. You can't
outrun a grizzly: a classroom genius. But you can outrun
the students who just don't care.
If 10% of the students get A's, maybe you won't ever
be among that elite group. So what? You don't have to be
a straight-A student to be a success. (I say this as a
successful person who was not a straight-A student in high
If you follow through, you will be successful. But will you follow through?
TWO WEEKS TO SUCCESS
My goal is to restore your skills and your self-confidence. I think I can do this in 15 lessons, one per day.
The following lessons cover the basics. They are structured in a specific sequence. They are designed to be read one per day. It would be unwise for you to read them all at once. You might get overwhelmed.
If you have specific academic questions, join my site. I'll answer all of them.