In this episode, I am kicking off a six-part series on essay writing with a deep dive into the five essential requirements of a first class essay. I’ll break down the core elements that make an essay stand out, from constructing a logical argument to staying within the word count. Then, I’ll share the common

In this episode, I dive into the transformative concept of productive struggle and how it can be a secret weapon for your academic success. I’ll demystify what productive struggle actually is, highlighting the difference between productive and unproductive struggle. Then, I’ll share 7 simple, practical strategies to help you navigate and embrace productive struggle, so

Are you ready to embark on your best academic year ever? Getting ready for the new academic year is about more than buying new stationery and setting up your study space. It IS possible to take a few simple, intentional actions now to set the stage for an easier studying life AND epic grades. The

Last week (episode 148) we looked at her positive studying traits, so now we’re going to look at the reasons why Hermione Granger is NOT a great student. Some of her behaviours are OK at a certain dose but Hermione takes them to an unhelpful or unhealthy level. Then, some of her qualities are not

Studying advice from Hermione Granger is pretty likely to improve your academic results. Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger is known for being a hard worker, a diligent student and a lover of learning. Yes, she has her faults – look out for next week’s episode for what *not* to emulate from her learning style – but

It’s pitched as the *most* important study skill, but why is it so goddamn hard to be consistent with your studies as an adult learner? When you’re studying alongside a busy life – as a distance learner, mature student or a workplace learner – it’s pretty hard to study in an unchangeable rhythm. And trying

You could continue to beat yourself up about not being able to achieve your goals and stick to new habits…OR you could learn how to make study goal setting and habit forming easy. Whether you’re checking out this episode in the new year, the start of a new academic year, or a random Wednesday in

Sometimes you’re tired and unmotivated and the last thing you want to do is sit at your desk and force feed knowledge into your brain…but you know that you still need to make progress in your studies after an awful day. While sometimes the answer may be rest and some time away from your textbooks,

It may seem like a fairytale but I promise you it’s possible to get more studying done in less time. Without realising it, you are likely wasting a hefty amount of your precious time on ineffective and inefficient studying. And I know that you don’t have lots of time to waste. You wanna tick off