How to Study So You'll Crush Every Test

  • Differentiate test types (factual tests vs. analysis tests)
  • Develop study plans based on test type and body of material
  • Utilize a range of active memorization strategies for factual studying
  • You will learn what it means to be an effective studier

What does it mean to be an effective studier?

How to Study So You'll Crush Every Test

Estimated Time: 46 Minutes, 11 Seconds
Instruction: Craig Pohlman, Ph.D.
Difficulty: Beginner

An effective studier is three things, based on my research and experience as a psychologist in the learning field. An effective studier is:

  1. Meta-Cognitive (They know about their own abilities and about learning in general)
  2. Strategic (They plan their approach to studying and then follow that plan)
  3. Active (They don’t just passively “go over” material while studying)
Tackling each one of these points will help increase your studying efficiency, allowing you to crush every test, regardless of type!

Course Outline:

  • What Does It Mean to Be an Effective Studier?
  • An Effective Studier is Meta-Cognitive
  • 6 Mental Abilities That Are Important for Studying
  • Understanding Boosts Memory
  • An Effective Studier is Strategic
  • An Effective Studier is Active
  • Quick Recap and Final Thoughts

Craig Pohlman, Ph.D.

Dr. Craig Pohlman directs Mind Matters, Southeast Psych’s learning success program. Over his career, Dr. Pohlman has helped thousands of struggling learners through assessment, consultation, therapy, and advocacy.

He believes in describing learners in terms of strengths and weaknesses, not just with labels and diagnoses. He also strives to communicate findings and strategy ideas as clearly as possible, sometimes using visuals and metaphors.

Frequently Asked Questions

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My Areas of Expertise

Craig Pohlman’s areas of expertise includes assessments of struggling learners, learning differences, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and education.

Public Speaking

Craig Pohlman primarily speaks to schools, educators, and at both local and national conferences. If you’d like Craig to speak to your organization, please send an email to

Writing, Publications, and Other Forms of Media

Craig Pohlman writes for and on a regular basis. Craig also assisted in writing several books, including Southeast Psych’s Guide for Imperfect Parents, Mixed Shrinks, CinemAnalysis, Revealing Minds, and much more.

Where You Can Find Me

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