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Don’t work harder, work smarter: how to study effectively and get the grades of your dreams with winning review strategies, killer memory techniques and exam preparation tips you won’t hear anywhere else. Join Cambridge educated psychologist, study techniques researcher, coach and tutor William Wadsworth as we dive into the secrets of academic success.Looking for the grades of your dreams? Want to know the real secrets to preparing for and taking exams? Through a powerful combination of rich ...
 
Learn English with Everest is an English language podcast from Everest Language School (https://everestlanguageschool.com) in Dublin, Ireland. Each episode features interviews with native speakers in real, everyday English. We’ll chat about everything: art and culture, music and television, science, business, travel, sport, and everything in between. There will also be tips and strategies for the IELTS exam and the Cambridge exams. So, join us, and improve your English with Everest Language ...
 
Cambridge Pragmatism: a Research Workshop 31 May — 1 June, 2012 :: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge Themes Pragmatists approach philosophical problems by enquiring about the practical role of disputed notions — truth, causation, value, or necessity, for example — in human life. Over the past century, many distinguished Cambridge philosophers have been pragmatists in one sense or another. Most famously of all, the remarkable shift in Wittgenstein's views when he returned ...
 
My name's Dr Nina Lübbren. I'm an art historian and senior lecturer in film studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. On this page, you can find my podcasts on how to write a university essay. You will learn to construct an argument and research your topic. My talks use film and art as examples but are relevant for students in all of the arts and humanities). Enjoy the podcasts! If you do, let me know via feedback: thanks! :-)
 
Der Podcast folgt der Vorlesung Sachenrecht aus dem Wintersemester 2011/12. Die Vorlesung vermittelt in systematischer Weise das dogmatische Grundgerüst des deutschen Sachenrechts. Anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele und unter Berücksichtigung ökonomischer Zusammenhänge wird der examensrelevante Inhalt des Sachenrechts veranschaulicht.
 
Join my quest for proficiency in English and beyond. In each episode, I will share with you every tip, word, expression, grammar point, or any valuable content that I encounter in my journey towards proficiency in English. If you are preparing for the Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CPE), join my quest, and let's improve together.
 
Der Podcast folgt der Vorlesung Sachenrecht aus dem Wintersemester 2013/14. Die Vorlesung vermittelt in systematischer Weise das dogmatische Grundgerüst des deutschen Sachenrechts. Anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele und unter Berücksichtigung ökonomischer Zusammenhänge wird der examensrelevante Inhalt des Sachenrechts veranschaulicht.
 
This summer, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to an heir to the throne. In this pair of lectures, leading historians explore how Tudor and Stuart monarchs begat children. We’ll go from throne to bedchamber, from weddings to ballads as we examine how Henry VIII’s fertility struggles and the scandal over the “warming pan baby” shed light on the history of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth in the British Isles. Lecture 1 Henry VIII: The Quest for an Heir, given by Peter J ...
 
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We catch up with Australian high schooler Rose from Episode 69, one year on, to hear about the impressive transformation she'd pulled off, and break down just how she did it. Learn the strategies she used to go from a C grade to an A grade in less than a year! * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skil…
 
Today’s episode brings you the solution to those toughest of memory challenges: by the end, you’ll have a toolkit of handy mnemonic tricks to help you learn those hardest-to-remember bits of your course. This is Part 6 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE in show titles). If you haven't already listened t…
 
Discover how aspiring barrister Charlie passed his notoriously challenging law exams using techniques from the Exam Study Expert podcast. A story of success by studying smarter, not harder; how to achieve at the highest level in academic exams WITHOUT working all night! * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and …
 
Today, we’re talking about practice questions and past exam paper questions: a wonderfully effective study strategy that should always play a role in your exam prep. Includes 4 of my favourite creative strategies to study with practice questions - for advanced users only! This is Part 5 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (a…
 
"I have never been a super great academic kid" - the multi-year story of how Michael turned his academic life around. From failing school to top 1% in the country, studying pure mathematics at University. * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, no…
 
Do you like to write notes? They’re incredibly popular with students at high school, college, university and just about anywhere else you need to study for exams. The problem is that note-making or writing summaries are pretty terrible ways to get information into memory. In this episode, I offer you an upgrade to supercharge your limp old standard…
 
The Exam Study Expert student stories series: showing you how real students achieve real success in real exams using the strategies we teach on the podcast. Today, meet finance professional Divine from the Bahamas, who used the flashcards study strategy to devastating effect to achieve a spectacular 95% in her accounting exams, putting her in the t…
 
I LOVE studying with flashcards. Used well, they’re astonishingly effective, especially for very knowledge-dense subjects like medicine or science. But using them well is not trivial: today, I break down my 14 top "DOs and DONTs" for becoming a flashcard wizard - and mastering your memory! Part 3 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effec…
 
Our student stories series: a dose of inspiration plus actionable tips from those who've turned their academic fortunes around, overcome obstacles and achieved success in difficult circumstances. Today, discover how Australian high schooler Rose started to win in maths using the power of mindset and study strategies like memory journaling. Rose's a…
 
This week, perhaps the simplest study strategy of all: how to use blank page retrieval to memorise lots of information, fast. Discover blank page retrieval ("brain dumps"), plus my signature Memory Journalling strategy which is built around blank page retrieval. Part 2 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE…
 
Today, we meet maths graduate Katie, who tells her student story. Discover how a high-flying high-schooler found success at University, after initially pulling out of her course. Today's lessons include: Not being too competitive (see also Episode 43 with Dr Erika Patall on study motivation) How to persevere and "trust the process" in maths (see al…
 
New to the podcast? Start here! An overview of all the most important things I'd want you to know about studying effectively for exams: Prioritisation: "Know Where You’re Going" Mindset: "Know You Can Get There" Routine / Time Management: "Make Time For The Journey" Focus / Concentration: "Eyes On The Road When Driving" Learn Faster: With The Power…
 
In this episode, I share lessons from the 8 biggest "turning point" moments from my time as a student at Cambridge: The 4 things I got RIGHT in my student days (either through good planning - or good luck!) - the factors that contributed most strongly to graduating with a top degree (First Class Hons) from a notoriously tough course. The 4 things I…
 
Originally broadcast as Episode 27. A "Lazy Genius" Guide To Student Life with Kendra Adachi in September 2020. Rebroadcast August 2021 as part of our "Summer Rewind" season. * * * NY Times bestseller Kendra Adachi is here to talk us through how we can be a "lazy geniuses" about student life: being "genius" about what matters and "lazy" about every…
 
In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Adam Putnam, who is an assistant professor at Furman University, to share his fascinating insights about: - Mnemonic techniques: widely misunderstood but can be powerful tools - Retrieval practice, and how to implement it effectively - A psychologist’s perspective on the art of focus and productivity. …
 
Originally broadcast as Episode 1. You CAN Do This: Mindset For Exam Success With Lucy Ratcliffe, in March 2019. . Rebroadcast July 2021 as part of our "Summer Rewind" season. * * * We're delighted to welcome Lucy Ratcliffe, mindset and performance coach to elite performers, to share her incredible wisdom with us, and show how students at school, c…
 
Best of the September 2020 - June 2021 season: six of the most interesting, inspirational and downright useful moments from our guest interviews this year, to help you study smarter and ace your exams! Featuring highlights from conversations with: 1. Dr Erika Patall - Study Motivation What works and what doesn't when it comes to getting motivated t…
 
Increase your productivity and efficiency, learn faster, and ace your exams with the help of these cunning and non-obvious tricks and shortcuts! Now, that's clever! Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, not harder, so they can ace their exams with…
 
The art of teamwork, and how to ace group assignments at school and university: How to pick the right people: do you go for the most skilled teammates or the ones you get on with best? The questions to ask yourselves to establish a high-functioning group culture from the outset What to do if someone isn’t pulling their weight How to make the right …
 
Get the companion book to today's episode: "Outsmart Your Exams" at https://geni.us/exams! In today's episode, I'll be sharing 22 "top tips" taken from the book, including: - How to master your mindset - Keys to written answers to get top scores - How to create an exam gameplan for success - Memory recall secrets to guarantee great results No more …
 
In this episode we will talk about what it means to be a beginner at something. We will explore whether beginner’s luck is a real phenomenon and hear about what benefits there might be to starting to learn a new language late in life. We’ll also listen to the amazing story of Ireland’s footballing success (yes, it happened!) and the Green Army of f…
 
How to concentrate on your studies? I’m going to be talking to one of the world’s leading authorities on how to manage your attention, and focus on what really matters to you, Professor Stefan van der Stigchel. We’ll be walking through an entire day of concentration to show you step-by-step what you can do to help maximise your focus, including: “A…
 
Boost motivation. Sharpen focus. Overcome procrastination. Could all this really be possible through the Pomodoro Technique? Join us today to go beyond the basics and discover exactly how to use this powerful technique. A guide to the Pomodoro method for advanced users! For more, see https://examstudyexpert.com/pomodoro-method/ * Hosted by William …
 
In episode nine, we’ll be thinking about kindness and how it can help us in our daily lives. We’ll listen to a story about the power of laughter, hear some good scientific reasons for being kind and we’ll get some tips for how to incorporate kindness to yourself into your life. You’ll find the scripts for each part of this episode on our blog and d…
 
Wish you could concentrate harder or for longer? James Lang’s book Distracted took the world of education by storm: he’s here to share his top tips on overcoming distraction and maximising concentration. Read more with James’ book: “Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus And What You Can Do About It” - get your copy from Amazon at https://geni.us/dis…
 
How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my two-stage prescription for study overwhelm, for getting back on top of life when you can't see how you're going to fit it all in. Tune in, and take back control of your to-do list today! For personalised help getting in control of YOUR to-do l…
 
The chemistry of your brain is everything to how you think, learn and focus. You might have heard of some of these molecules - like adrenaline, cortisol and dopamine - but how much do you know about how they work? Find out in today’s fascinating conversation, and discover how you can harness your brain’s chemistry to help YOU study smarter! With Gi…
 
We’ll be talking about the importance of sleep and how it affects our brains. There will be an article about the benefits of napping, we’ll hear a story about how one man’s afternoon nap may have changed the world, and there will be some tips on how to get a good night’s rest. You’ll find the scripts for each part of this episode here and don’t for…
 
Struggling to get motivated? Need to overcome procrastination? Today I share my favourite tactic for finding your get-up-and go. It all starts with "why"... For personalised help with YOUR study motivation, find out how I can help you as your personal exam success coach, at https://ExamStudyExpert.com/coaching Download my free "study smarter" cheat…
 
Why it’s fine to falter and fail, and how to pick yourself up again With smash-hit Blank podcast host & author, Giles Paley-Phillips, who knows more than most about failing and faltering, having interviewed over 100 celebs on their experiences with “blank moments”, from Stephen Fry to Dame Kelly Holmes, Dawn French to Gary Linekar. “Blank” - the bo…
 
Vocabulary about ageing In this week's podcast you will learn English vocabulary about ageing and longevity. Welcome to the seventh episode in our podcast series. This week we’ll be listening to stories about older people. Do you think about growing older yourself? Listen to how attitudes towards ageing are changing and hear from people who lived t…
 
Are you working too hard? We're all about helping you study SMARTER, and not HARDER on the Exam Study Expert podcast. But what if the key to studying SMARTER wasn't just about your study technique, but also about working LESS HARD, so you can have more energy and can study with more intensity and focus? When it comes to study hours, "more hours" be…
 
The man and boy box: how does gender interact with education inside and outside of the classroom? It’s a man’s world… isn’t it? Masculinities expert Tim Carpentier joins me to discuss the unique challenges boys / men face inside and outside the classroom, and what we can do about them. For more, check out: Beyond Equality, https://www.beyondequalit…
 
Girls / women face unique challenges in school / college… many of which aren’t often acknowledged or talked about. So today… … we’re going to acknowledge and talk about them. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the issues and challenges, as well as some practical strategies to help resolve them. I’m joined for this conversation by two fanta…
 
What is interleaving? Why is it so powerful for helping you learn faster and remember more? How can you use it? Listen in today, and all will be revealed with the help of Dr Veronica Yan. Veronica will also be talking us through her insights on barriers to actually adopting effective learning strategies, including interleaving, but also many of the…
 
English Vocabulary about Climate Change: We’re delighted to dedicate our final installment to the topic of climate change. We’ll hear a personal story from an Irish person making a real difference, we’ll listen to ten tips for making a difference in your own life, and we’ll hear about teenager Greta Thunberg and the protests she inspired around the…
 
There’s no such thing as a “visual learner”. The idea that some of us are “visual learners” and learn best through imagery is a myth, and has been widely debunked by psychologists. (See https://examstudyexpert.com/brain-science-quiz/ for this and more myths about learning and the brain!). But in many ways, we are ALL visual learners. Because visual…
 
Can you remember what you learned last week? How about last month? Spaced learning is an INCREDIBLY powerful strategy for getting knowledge into memory - and making it stick there. Renowned Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel of the Learning Scientists project and Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement network joins us to break down exactly what you nee…
 
In this week's instalment, we are dealing with fear! This episode will present us with a personal story about a spooky situation, we’ll hear about the physical effects of fear on our bodies and we’ll listen to an article about the Irish connection to everyone’s favourite vampire. You’ll find the scripts for each part of this episode on our blog and…
 
The most important thing I can teach you is to use retrieval practice a lot and to use it well. So that's what I'm doing today: sit back, we're going deeper than ever before into this critically important learning strategy. With thanks to cameo appearances from Dr Yana Weinstein Jones (Episodes 45 and 7), Dr Caroline Kuepper-Tetzel (next week, Epis…
 
Welcome to "Science Of Learning" season on the Exam Study Expert podcast! Over the next few weeks, we'll be maximising YOUR memory - breaking down the exact strategies you need to learn faster and remember more, with help from some of the world's leading memory psychologists. We're kicking things off with a golden extract from the archives: Dr Yana…
 
In our fourth episode, we’ll be talking about music and how it makes us feel. There will be a story about music and memory, we’ll hear about some of the benefits of singing and we’ll listen to an article about how music affects the brain. Read more about the episode on our English school blogDoor Everest Language School
 
Ever felt like you're not good enough? Not worthy? Like the admissions tutors must have made a mistake? Imposter syndrome is more common than you might have thought, especially in elite schools and universities, on competitive graduate programmes, and even among professional academics. Hear a range of stories from real students and academics, and d…
 
One question I hear possibly more than any other single question is “how can I increase my motivation to study”? Today, we're cutting through the endless advice you can find on the Internet and getting right to the heart of the science of motivation Let's discover what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to finding your get up and go! I'm j…
 
Love in the time of COVID - Here we are with our third episode in our podcast series and in this one we will be dealing with the topic that has been in all our lives this past year: Covid-19. We will listen to a moving story about a loved one who had the disease, we will hear some pointers on dating during this period and there will be a tale of a …
 
Discover the secrets of how mastering your mindset can set you up for success with renowned mindset scholar, Professor Timothy D. Wilson. Why does mindset matter? How to change the stories you tell yourself, and put yourself on the path to success? How to respond to disappointment and setbacks? Professor Wilson is the author of one of my all-time f…
 
What's on your list of things you'd like to do more of (or less of) this year? It's one thing to fantasise about the things you'd like to do better, it's quite another to ACTUALLY DO THEM. Change isn't easy. But help is at hand: Learn how to become a master of your actions with 10 powerful strategies from psychology to help you overcome resistance …
 
Welcome to the second installment of our new podcast series. Have you ever swum in the sea in Ireland? If not, why not? Listen to our new episode for some encouragement! We’ll hear about a woman who used to swim in the sea every day, we’ll listen to some practical advice and information about how sea-swimming affects us and we’ll get a first-hand a…
 
How to change when change is hard? Discover what's holding you back from making the changes you want to make in your study routines - and in your life. In this Part 1 of a 2-part special, it's time to meet your inner caveman. Make this the year you become a master of your own actions. For more exam success tips, download the free cheat sheet at htt…
 
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