Although I am now one of the top learning experts in the world, it was definitely not always this way. In high school, I was disinterested, unmotivated, inefficient and I floundered to the finish line with a 3.3 GPA (I know, it doesn’t compare to your 4.8 GPA). My freshman year of college wasn’t much better. By the end of the year, my counselor told me I needed to change my major and that I would never get into ANY medical school, EVER… because I wasn’t an exceptional student. Sounds harsh, but she was kind. Not only was I not exceptional, I was flat-out a TERRIBLE student. I read slower than everyone, I would spend hours and hours learning material that others seemed to pick-up almost instantly. Truthfully, I thought I was dumb and I was just hoping not to flunk out and embarrass my parents. But, the meeting served as a wake-up call.
I started studying the art of studying and learning EVERYDAY. Before long, I had developed a system that not only enabled me to get previously unattainable A’s, but it allowed me to do it in only 10 hours a week.
This course is the first pillar of my complete 5 pillar study system.
I have been teaching students like yourself how to become better and more independent studiers for over a decade.
Over that time, I have found that before learning to study better, students need to learn to actually be studying when they are supposed to, instead of just thinking they are studying.
Ten times out of ten, students are their own worst enemy when it comes to studying efficiently. They sabotage their studying with barriers that reduce the effectiveness of their studying, or worse, prevent them from studying entirely.
"From Maximilian Bell Before beginning this course, I was unsure if I could improve my study habits and maximize my potential. From the very first lesson, I realized that people (myself included) tend to take things for granted and fail to live up to actually bettering themselves. It is amazing that most of the steps needed to be a better student does not actually require a textbook. If 1 pillar can greatly improve my learning and studying, it is amazing to think about eventually applying all 5 pillars. I recommend Dr. Pinesett’s courses to anyone who is committed to succeeding. "
"The first pillar to double study efficiency amazed me, in how pack the information is, in which provide one's understanding how to remove all those barrier that prevent us from having good studying routine, i highly recommended this course to anyone that is struggling from study, this course will guide you in the right path to improve those study efficiency, thank you Dr. Pinesett for this wonderful course. "
"This course was very informative and made me realize that truly studying means so much more than what I had thought I realized that never truly learned to study. This course was the eye opener I needed, jam packed with great information. Will start applying what I learned immediately."
"I thought the information was good, and I appreciated it , but I do not feel like I had a revelation, nor do I feel that it was worth the money. I'm still a fan of Dr. Pinsett, he tells it like it is. Not impressed with this course. "
"I was very hesitant to purchase this course as I thought it may be one of those courses that gives you generic advice. Surprisingly, that was not the case! I have learned so much from this course and I have started to apply the presented information to my daily life as a premed student; so far, my life has changed for the better in terms of my productivity. If you're looking for a great place to start developing great study habits, this is the course to take! Definitely recommend!"
I am a Stanford Medical School graduate and have been helping students maximize their potential and be more productive for almost 15 years. In that time, I have learned about the major obstacles to student success and I have developed easy to follow and effective systems that enable students to not only survive school, but to dominate. My courses are research and experience-based and are constantly being updated to stay current.
I have a unique teaching style to say the least [laughter]. I want you to not only learn, but to be inspired and have so much fun learning that you treat the modules like Netflix episodes. You know what I’m talking about, you find that amazing show and you watch until you can’t keep your eyes open. That’s my objective. Enjoy!
"I always wondered why I spent 3+ hours/day and didn't get the grades I wanted in my classes. This course taught me how to be more focused and efficient during my dedicated study times by eliminating all of the barriers I subconsciously placed on myself. After learning how to double my study efficiency, I feel less stressed, have more free time, and am ready to dominate premed by diving into The 5 Pillars of Studying Less & Getting Better Grades."
"If you have ever felt like you study so hard and do not understand why you are not getting the results, you need this course. (In all honesty you need the full 5 pillars, but if you cannot afford it, Dr.P made this course for that reason). This course is a life saver, it will not only make you aware of all the things you are either doing wrong or are not aware you shouldn't be doing but also explain why. This course should be taken by everyone in my opinion because even if you are not pre-med or later find out it is not something you want to do, it is still extremely applicable. You can implement his advice not only in school but life as well. Stop scrolling through the comments and reviews, just take it. You will be upset you did not find this course sooner."
"This course helped me realized what really keeps me from studying, and about the little distractions you don't even know are there. I recently finished this course, and plan on revisiting it every so often to refresh my mind. As soon as I had watched a segment of the course I'd would intergrade it into how I study, and spent my time. This course overall was very helpful, and applicable to real life not just studying or pre-med studies, but to everyday lesson you can apply to any job or task. "
"I received my Masters Degree in geology last semester and now I’m back in undergrad finishing up the prerequisites for m ducal school. I went into this course feeling like I had good study habits already and this course taught me a lot! It confirmed some things I was already doing and helped and then filled in details. This course has me eager to learn more to try and double my study effeciencyagain. "
"That's what this course should be called. It helped me figure out that I put way too much energy into preparing for studying instead of actually studying. I streamlined my process and now I can study just about anywhere since I don't have to carry extraneous materials. I love how simple it all really is but that I was overthinking my setup. Each person is different and Dr. Pinesett definitely addresses that you have to remove the barriers that are in your way. He gives you specific solutions for a variety of problems but you have to be willing to work the system so you can be successful. I am definitely excited to start his MCAT course as well as the 5 pillars course!"