I am a medical student studying in Perth, Western Australia. I also derive an income from tutoring high school students. Through my experiences as a student and a tutor I have built an understanding of the enigmatic student life and the pitfalls experienced by students all too often, all over the world. My core values are centred on efficiency – finding ways to be among the best, but without the level of sacrifice that most associate with such an achievement.
To quote from one of my early articles:
Studying effectively is not about finding a magic bullet. Instead, successful students make use of a few simple and efficient strategies in order to make the most of their limited time and prevent the erosion of motivation. The strategies I have discussed, and will discuss in the future, are not groundbreaking – instead, they are simply the methods used intuitively by top students all over the world but which have, for whatever reason, eluded those who struggle through each exam despite spending hours in front of their books.
I firmly believe that success in academia – and more broadly in life – is not about finding more time to complete the seemingly endless array of tasks that present themselves. Instead, much can be accomplished in a short space of time simply by being more productive during fewer hours of work. The strategies I outline on this blog are a means toward this end.