The new mantra is to study smarter, not harder. Then of course, there is the age-old question, are smart people born that way? At birth, are babies predisposed to have a higher IQ? Can IQ be improved upon? Recent studies have shown that in regard to academic intelligence, IQ accounts for just over half of the total. The other components include genetics, the mother’s perinatal care and health, the child’s home environment, parenting and education. The bottom line is that IQ can be improved. Moreover, getting great grades in school may be more a function of study technique than genius. Below you will note 20 of the best study techniques, some employed by Nobel Prize winners, and even promoted by Ivy League institutions. Getting A’s in school is not about studying longer, but studying smarter. Do what successful people do, and you will be successful too. Master the study techniques below and your memory and grades will improve, and your future shine brighter.
Master these 20 study skill techniques for memory recall, efficient and effective studying, and you are ‘well ahead of the curve’ in terms of performing better on tests. As you can see, it doesn’t take a genius to perform well on exams, just the right study skills.
Michael J. Richardson, MD
Ivy Bound College and Medical School Consulting
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