The 5 Pillars of Studying Less & Getting Better Grades

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A complete system for studying smart that will reduce stress, make you an independent learner and dramatically improve your academic performance.

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!

Wouldn't you like to get A's only studying 10 hours per week?

 

Ask yourself a couple questions:

 Do you find yourself doing well in some classes and struggling mightily in others?

 Do you procrastinate and avoid studying whenever possible? When you finally actually study do you suffer from S.O.D. (Sudden Onset Drowsiness).

 Do you struggle with time management and feel like you never have enough time to get through all the material?

 Do you study your heart out only to get to the exam and see a bunch of stuff you overlooked?

 Do you find that no matter how hard you study, when test time arrives you become insanely nervous and everything you learned escapes you?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you NEED this course because you will learn:

 How to become a versatile learnerable to thrive in any class, on any topic, and with any teacher.

 How to approach and structure your studying so that you look forward to study sessions and have boundless study energy.

 How to break up the semester strategically so that you can utilize your time wisely, enabling you to have more free time and avoid stressful cram sessions.

 How to break any class into its core components so that you can organize your studying and readily identify what is likely to appear on your exams.

 How to overcome test-anxiety and let your true inner master test-taker shine through.

These 5 pillars make-up a comprehensive study system that will help you be more independent and more successful. Each pillar builds on the one prior:

Pillar 1:

Teaches you to remove all the things that are stopping you from actually studying, and studying at 100% focus. In working with students, I have found that before learning to study better, students need to learn to actually be studying, instead of just thinking they are studying.

Pillar 2:

Now that you have removed the waste from your studying time and it is actually studying, this pillar teaches you how to allocate your study hours so that you can avoid procrastination and be maximally productive.

Pillar 3:

Everything is in order for you to start studying. But, what should you study? This section will teach you the importance of focusing in on the key concepts and testable points of courses. With this understanding, you don’t waste time on low-yield material and you ensure that you won’t be blind-sided by material on the test. In this section, you will also learn how to turn that focused studying into active and impactful notes.

Pillar 4:

Now that you know what to study, we turn our focus to distributing all the material out over the term so that we can stay ahead, maximize active repetition and breeze into finals completely confident that we understand everything at a superior level to other students.

Pillar 5:

You’ve worked hard all quarter. Pillar 5 teaches you how to overcome test anxiety, capitalize on your hard work and dominate tests. Culminating with reflecting on how well you executed your study strategies and overall study plan for that term and begin to make adjustments for the next term to be even better.

The beauty of this course, is that it builds a strong study foundation that is effective with any and every class you take. You can then build additional skills off of this foundation as you move through your career and become more nuanced in your approach.

To this day, I am still using this system for my studying. It even works with Anesthesia.

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What's your Learning Style?

 

Course Curriculum

  • What's Your Learning Style?
  • What's Left?
  • The Human Toolbox
  • Good Strategy User
  • Be Warned!
  • Rule #1: Study Skills Are Essential
  • Rule #2: Studying Success Isn't Black and White
  • Rule #3: There Is No Quick Fix
  • Rule #4: Studying Can And Should Be Fun
  • Rule #5: Seeing Is Not Learning
  • Course Overview
  • Mental Barriers
  • Process Barriers
  • A Quick Note On Coffee
  • Study Barriers
  • Study Environment Barriers
  • Personal Barriers
  • Sleep Barriers
  • Hangry Barriers
  • Stress Barriers
  • Illness Barriers
  • Relationship Barriers
  • Distracting Barriers
  • Group Studying Barriers
  • Tutoring Barriers
  • School-Life Balance Barriers
  • Material Barriers
  • The Procrastination Potion
  • The Purposeful Learning Potion
  • Effective Study Scheduliing
  • The Start Early Potion
  • The Study Block Potion
  • Med School, Without The School
  • Step 1: Deconstruct The Topic
  • Step 2: The Syllabus
  • Step 3: The Title
  • Step 4: Tier The Material
  • Step 5: Objective Learning
  • Step 6: Google That [email protected]*!
  • Step 7: How to Take Professional Notes Part 1
  • Step 7: How to Take Professional Notes Part 2
  • Step 8: Start Studying
  • Step 9: Develop Self-Efficacy
  • Step 10: Zero In On The Test
  • Course Continuum?
  • Pre-Course
  • 1st Week
  • Pre-Lecture
  • Lecture
  • Post-Lecture I
  • Post-Lecture II
  • Post-Lecture III
  • Pre-Midterm
  • Post-Midterm
  • 2 Weeks Before The Final Exam
  • Final Exam Time
  • Putting It All Together
  • Test Anxiety Syndrome
  • Metacognition
  • Extreme Test Anxiety
  • The Pre-Test Ritual
  • The Post-Test Ritual
  • Episode 01: How To Become A Professional Student & Make The Most Of This Course
  • Episode 02: How To Create More Time With Effective Scheduling
  • Episode 03: How To Sail Through Reading With Dr. Pinesett's BOATS Method
  • Episode 04: Study Less & Get Better Grades
  • Episode 05: Professional Flashcarding Part 1
  • **Coming Soon Episode 06: High Yield vs. Low Yield
  • How Can I get Involved In International Medical Work?
  • How Can I Do Well In Lab Classes?
  • How to Avoid Overthinking Test Questions?
  • Where are My A's?

Testimonials

"I took physics 2 during the summer in 6 weeks. I had already started this course before my physics class but I was so nervous about utilizing the new technique so I did my regular old studying on the first exam and pulled out a 77%. I was heartbroken and angry at myself for being so foolish. I then started to use Dr. Pinesett's teachings and on my next 2 exams and the final I was able to get As and raise my final grade to a 93%! If you want to save your GPA and get good grades then use this course! I cannot recommend it more and even sent an email out to my entire physics class telling them how I saved my grade. In addition, I started the first 2 weeks out by studying 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. By the end of the 6 weeks I was studying at most 3 hours a day 4 days a week. I literally studied less and got better grades. It was remarkable. It gave me more time on the weekends to spend with my family and not feel pressured to stay indoors and miss out on my summer fun. BEST SUMMER CLASS EVER!"

Best Summer Class: Raised my grade from a 77% to a 93%!
Elizabeth Daire-Delgadillo

"First I checked out the 21 Days to Stanford because it was half off. Then I found out there was a payment plan option for the bigger courses. I have been struggling with my online summer classes because it was taking me so long to get through the material. I’m only 45% through this course and already my time spent drowning in material has been practically been cut in half. I’ve learned how to optimize my surroundings, cut out unnecessary time consuming habits, how to effectively schedule and plan my learning sessions. Summer I was all Cs for me. This course has not only helped me succeed in acheiving better grades but helped me recover some of my sanity too. I work 50-55 hours as a bank manager and school was taking up every minute of my free time before this course. It would have taken years to find this information on my own. Dr Pinesett is an amazing human being and one of the most brilliant minds I have come across in a long time."

Amazing
Sasha Cannon

"After reading testimonials and hearing Dr. Pinesett's story, I was convinced that I needed to sign up for his course. I wasn't the best student in my undergrad, so I knew that in order to start a career in the medical field, I had to make some drastic changes with my study habits. The price of the course is honestly worth every penny! I can't wait to be a better student and DOMINATE every class! Thank you so much Dr. Pinesett for your hard work, dedication and tough love approach that will help others in the long run!"

This course has SNATCHED MY EDGES!
Joyce C

"Do not get hung up on all the 5 star reviews. This is not Amazon or some online shopping site. This is the real deal. Finding and using the right resources is often what makes us different from another. The course not only shows you exactly what you need to succeed academically, but it also gives you the tools to live the way you want to live. That's powerful. "

A Course for Your Life
Chris Wu

"I have exponentially increased my academic performance thanks to this course. THANK YOU a lot Dr. Pinesett. You literally saved my whole life because I felt so defeated and beat down before getting into the course. Dr. Pinesett literally stopped me from committing suicide due to poor grades. I love you Dr. Pinesett and thank you for saving my life!"

AWESOME COURSE!!!!!!!!
Cortney Doyle

""The 5 Pillars of Studying Less and Getting Better Grades" course is one of the best investments a pre-med student can make. After completing this course, I saw a drastic improvement in my grades and overall happiness. I am no longer as stressed out about academics and have more time for the things I enjoy. After taking the course, I became a very efficient studier by removing all possible distractions When I study I am so laser-focused allowing me to learn and master new material with ease. After studying new material, I can conceptualize what I just learned and truly understand the concepts. I can create a study guide that is very detailed and often times more difficult and thorough than the actual exams I take. I am able to do all this in a spaced-out manner, rather than hopelessly try to memorize everything the night before. I have had the course for six months and waited to do a review on it until I could actually put it to work. I went from being a mediocre student with mediocre grades to getting straight A's two quarters in a row. I am no longer the kid that doesn't know what questions to ask because I don't know what I don't know. This course is so great that I completed it a second time during Winter Break. PLEASE SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS and ENROLL ASAP. "

PLEASE SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS and ENROLL ASAP.
Casey Torres

"This course has extensive details on how to get your gears grinding. If you struggle with focusing, studying, or test anxiety; you need this. If you are motivated and passionate about school then the five pillars will give you that one up you need to start DOMINATING and getting ahead of the game. Dr. Pinesett is extremely knowledgable; by doing his research and providing FACTS as to why some methods we use as students do not work he opened my eyes. In this course, he breaks down every single aspect that can be affecting your grades and explains it in a way that is both humorous and informative. Dr. Pinesett truly wants all his students to excel by giving them all the tools needed. As a transfer student from community college going into a four year university, I was always passionate about school but couldn't really get my head out of this cloudy fog whenever it came to studying or taking big exams (good-bye Starbucks). Ever since I took this course that cloud is long gone and I am not missing it (hello good grades). This course is not only good for academic purposes but you can apply it to your whole life as well. If you are debating on getting this course, don't!! Just get it!! "

Must have for students who want to excel!!
Jenny Hassan

"If you need to improve your grades this course will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! As a first generation college student, education was never a huge value in my family. It was often more important to my family that I be working or cleaning the house, with academics coming in dead-last as a family priority. Needless to say, classes in high school AND college were tough. I floundered CONSTANTLY. I was always "hoping" that I'd get a great grade or that I would just make the mark to "pass" a course. I retook multiple science pre-requisites because I'd failed them initially and I honestly just thought, I "wasn't the type" to do well in science courses. I resented my classmates that seemed to have all the scientific brains handed to them lol I was REALLY ON THE FENCE about getting this expensive (to a student) online course..I mean really..buy a "course" online from some dude that's talking about Stanford and that he has an "insider perspective"..it was a real hurdle to get over..plus I didn't have 500 bucks just laying around. After some prompting from my significant other I BOUGHT THE COURSE..the whole time muttering.."if this is a scam..I swear..I"m calling my mom.." All I can say is WOW..this course takes you from a weekly "I hope I get an A" and turns it into "I hope I get the highest score in a class of 100 students" lol. I've literally become so cocky (in a good way) about my ability to get bomb grades (REGARDLESS of the class) since I've taken this course..and I'm only 60% of the way through! (it gives you a progress meter). This course takes ALLLL the guess work out of getting good grades..make no mistake..you WILL have to work your whole booty off in the front-end and you WILL have to tweak it slightly for different courses (guidance with examples on just HOW to do this is provided), but if you follow the instructions (they're simple) and don't BS, you will shock yourself, with what you can do. I haven't told Dr. P yet, but I SET THE CURVE last week on my BIO exam..the class average was a 65%!! haha! (sorry to be that guy). I couldn't believe I set the curve..like I literally asked the instructor if there was some mix-up because I felt guilty for taking a smarter students credit..I've always been the type to RELY on the curve TO PASS..not set it.. A wise man once said "never play yourself", which I take to mean: Never knowingly do something that has potential to jeopardize your future goals or ambitions. If you're REALLY trying to go to medical school and you're not confident in your ability to do well in current OR future classes OR medical school..then VALUE YOURSELF enough to pay the money and just sign up for the course..I just started this course and I haven't gotten less than 90% on ANYTHING..in my classes..feels so weird to say.. Anyway, become an "A student".. because if you're like me, I'm sure you've stressed way more than necessary about classes..time to end the stress and start having free days during the week to watch Hulu plus! (or more responsibly- to volunteer) lol Good luck! "

Is your passion strong enough to warrant investing in your academic future?
Chris Robinson

"I have only had this course for about a month now, and I have already seen such a drastic improvement in my study habits. This course helps you to constantly refine your study habits and become a better studier. I know that with time, I will be able to study only 10 hours a week, like Dr. Pinesett did during his undergraduate years, and still earn better grades than everyone else. "

5 Pillars for Success
Kofi A.

"To start, I would like to just thank you to Dr. Pinesett for this amazing course. I just finished watching the series and evaluating myself so I can start changing all the things I have been doing that hinders my chances of being 100 percent successful. This will not all happen overnight but implmenting this course and utilizing the "human tool box" will allow me overtime to be the best student that I can be and ultimately dominate the rest of my undergrad, mcat, and lead me to slam the front door open to get into the medical school of my choosing. Dr. Pinesett is just an amazing guy who truely cares for all his students. I cannot say enough good things....if your thinking of getting in this class do it!!! It will change your life too!!"

Life Changing!!!
Jonathan Parker

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Andre Pinesett, MD, MPH

THE PRE-MED PRODUCTIVITY EXPERT

 

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!

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The 5 Pillars of Studying Less & Getting Better Grades

$597

SIGN UP NOW

Testimonials

""The 5 Pillars of Studying Less and Getting Better Grades" course is one of the best investments a pre-med student can make. After completing this course, I saw a drastic improvement in my grades and overall happiness. I am no longer as stressed out about academics and have more time for the things I enjoy. After taking the course, I became a very efficient studier by removing all possible distractions When I study I am so laser-focused allowing me to learn and master new material with ease. After studying new material, I can conceptualize what I just learned and truly understand the concepts. I can create a study guide that is very detailed and often times more difficult and thorough than the actual exams I take. I am able to do all this in a spaced-out manner, rather than hopelessly try to memorize everything the night before. I have had the course for six months and waited to do a review on it until I could actually put it to work. I went from being a mediocre student with mediocre grades to getting straight A's two quarters in a row. I am no longer the kid that doesn't know what questions to ask because I don't know what I don't know. This course is so great that I completed it a second time during Winter Break. PLEASE SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS and ENROLL ASAP. "

PLEASE SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS and ENROLL ASAP.
Casey Torres

"This course has extensive details on how to get your gears grinding. If you struggle with focusing, studying, or test anxiety; you need this. If you are motivated and passionate about school then the five pillars will give you that one up you need to start DOMINATING and getting ahead of the game. Dr. Pinesett is extremely knowledgable; by doing his research and providing FACTS as to why some methods we use as students do not work he opened my eyes. In this course, he breaks down every single aspect that can be affecting your grades and explains it in a way that is both humorous and informative. Dr. Pinesett truly wants all his students to excel by giving them all the tools needed. As a transfer student from community college going into a four year university, I was always passionate about school but couldn't really get my head out of this cloudy fog whenever it came to studying or taking big exams (good-bye Starbucks). Ever since I took this course that cloud is long gone and I am not missing it (hello good grades). This course is not only good for academic purposes but you can apply it to your whole life as well. If you are debating on getting this course, don't!! Just get it!! "

Must have for students who want to excel!!
Jenny Hassan

"If you need to improve your grades this course will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! As a first generation college student, education was never a huge value in my family. It was often more important to my family that I be working or cleaning the house, with academics coming in dead-last as a family priority. Needless to say, classes in high school AND college were tough. I floundered CONSTANTLY. I was always "hoping" that I'd get a great grade or that I would just make the mark to "pass" a course. I retook multiple science pre-requisites because I'd failed them initially and I honestly just thought, I "wasn't the type" to do well in science courses. I resented my classmates that seemed to have all the scientific brains handed to them lol I was REALLY ON THE FENCE about getting this expensive (to a student) online course..I mean really..buy a "course" online from some dude that's talking about Stanford and that he has an "insider perspective"..it was a real hurdle to get over..plus I didn't have 500 bucks just laying around. After some prompting from my significant other I BOUGHT THE COURSE..the whole time muttering.."if this is a scam..I swear..I"m calling my mom.." All I can say is WOW..this course takes you from a weekly "I hope I get an A" and turns it into "I hope I get the highest score in a class of 100 students" lol. I've literally become so cocky (in a good way) about my ability to get bomb grades (REGARDLESS of the class) since I've taken this course..and I'm only 60% of the way through! (it gives you a progress meter). This course takes ALLLL the guess work out of getting good grades..make no mistake..you WILL have to work your whole booty off in the front-end and you WILL have to tweak it slightly for different courses (guidance with examples on just HOW to do this is provided), but if you follow the instructions (they're simple) and don't BS, you will shock yourself, with what you can do. I haven't told Dr. P yet, but I SET THE CURVE last week on my BIO exam..the class average was a 65%!! haha! (sorry to be that guy). I couldn't believe I set the curve..like I literally asked the instructor if there was some mix-up because I felt guilty for taking a smarter students credit..I've always been the type to RELY on the curve TO PASS..not set it.. A wise man once said "never play yourself", which I take to mean: Never knowingly do something that has potential to jeopardize your future goals or ambitions. If you're REALLY trying to go to medical school and you're not confident in your ability to do well in current OR future classes OR medical school..then VALUE YOURSELF enough to pay the money and just sign up for the course..I just started this course and I haven't gotten less than 90% on ANYTHING..in my classes..feels so weird to say.. Anyway, become an "A student".. because if you're like me, I'm sure you've stressed way more than necessary about classes..time to end the stress and start having free days during the week to watch Hulu plus! (or more responsibly- to volunteer) lol Good luck! "

Is your passion strong enough to warrant investing in your academic future?
Chris Robinson

"I have only had this course for about a month now, and I have already seen such a drastic improvement in my study habits. This course helps you to constantly refine your study habits and become a better studier. I know that with time, I will be able to study only 10 hours a week, like Dr. Pinesett did during his undergraduate years, and still earn better grades than everyone else. "

5 Pillars for Success
Kofi A.

"To start, I would like to just thank you to Dr. Pinesett for this amazing course. I just finished watching the series and evaluating myself so I can start changing all the things I have been doing that hinders my chances of being 100 percent successful. This will not all happen overnight but implmenting this course and utilizing the "human tool box" will allow me overtime to be the best student that I can be and ultimately dominate the rest of my undergrad, mcat, and lead me to slam the front door open to get into the medical school of my choosing. Dr. Pinesett is just an amazing guy who truely cares for all his students. I cannot say enough good things....if your thinking of getting in this class do it!!! It will change your life too!!"

Life Changing!!!
Jonathan Parker
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