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Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart

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If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart by Marty Lobdell. Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell's career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and he wants students to succeed. After watching students cram for eight hours or more for a test without any improvement, Lobdell has developed a studying technique that helps the brain retain the information that you are studying in this video "Study Less, Study Smart"
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Yumichika Ayasegawa (11 hours ago)
They expect me to read 300 pages in a day and learn everything what I read. I don't even know all English yet :) :)
Harshit gupta (1 day ago)
Can i smoke weed when i am done studying
Christian Figueroa (1 day ago)
I couldn't agree more. My science teacher back in Freshman year of High School always said as we went through the power points for notes to never write exactly what was on the bored because his way of thinking is clearly different then ours. He would always say, read it, and write what you understand in your own words to create a better understanding. Were as the year previous in 8th grade my science teacher would put up notes and say write everything down, well, if you didn't get everything to bad so sad you missed out. You probably also don't understand even half of what you wrote down.
Miles Asher (3 days ago)
39:01 according to that there are 23.14285714 hours in a day xD I enjoyed this lecture very much! :D
Tiwaking Tiwaking (3 days ago)
Bruce Darr (4 days ago)
I am watching the of studying video
Bruce Darr (4 days ago)
by Marty Lobdell -stutdy less study smart
surya varman (5 days ago)
Science Recruit (5 days ago)
If you know where the aorta is located, you know which side is oxygenated.
Trevor Weir (7 days ago)
It started a bit slow, had to speed up video by 50% twice in order to not fall asleep, my fault I am sure and not the presenter's, but towards the end, I slowed the video down to 150% speed cause it got real interesting. My fav tip was: the mind mapping I guess, that if u practice listening to the world at double speed all the time, regular speech makes your brain impatient.
Alisha Legrand (8 days ago)
I do repetition it works really well for me but I also have photographic memory so I remember a lot by just literally sitting in class writing all my notes down and reading as I write and I will remember it instantly
Captive (9 days ago)
wtf just take cocaine every 30 minutes and you will be able to study 6 hours effectively
Paul Welsh (10 days ago)
Noticed I started to pay less attention around the 30 minute mark and so took a break. Interesting.
Jaimee Bennett (11 days ago)
Anyone find it funny this video isn't 20-30 min long
Nereyda O'Neil (12 days ago)
To much timespend explaining what not to do! How come you said study happens on the first 25 minutes with an hour full of what not to do in those 25 minutes? He talks and mentions himself more than 20 times in an hour.
Prab Crist (12 days ago)
Very helpful and entertaining
Pooja Heera (12 days ago)
Thanks for for the first awesome tricks
Ken Neth (16 days ago)
Without the neural lightening storm of Fascination, you'll be plodding along.
Michael Ludvigson (16 days ago)
ye ye
Cbeddoe19 (18 days ago)
In college I got really good at retaining information by studying for a couple hours late at night and then immediately going to bed. When I laid down I would think about what I had done, procedures, formulas, etc. until I fell asleep. While Sleeping it was like I tricked my brain into reviewing the information. Almost like dreaming about the material as my brain was transferring things from short term to long term memory. I would do this several nights in a row before an exam and study very little the night before the exam just concentrating on rest. I generally did really well on tests when I was able to do this and if I didn't know the correct method for solving a problem of the top of my head I would skip it and come back to it at the end of the test. Because I had good rest I generally was in a great state of mind to figure out a way to achieve the solution based on the knowledge base I had developed. It seems like I was using a combination of techniques Lobdell is suggesting with some weirdness I stumbled onto that helped me.
Brian McNulty (19 days ago)
I am doing engineering and I think its practical to go about an hour before taking a short break. But 6 hours with no break is just a waste of time.
MorTobXD (20 days ago)
Absolutely worth watching!
Elnura Kurmanbaeva (20 days ago)
i think i was doing all wrong my whole life!
Elnura Kurmanbaeva (20 days ago)
he is great!
aksel k (21 days ago)
Because of the concentration limit, i didn't watch after 30minutes.
princy (21 days ago)
at 13:22 nobody is sitting on a chair
Palak Sharma (22 days ago)
My issue is that I make mnemonics but then I forget what my mnemonics are.
Dylan.j98 (22 days ago)
imagine this guy as a car salesman
serial shagster (22 days ago)
Around 36:00, there are 168 hours in a week, not 162...
hexlgaming (23 days ago)
I love learning concepts; fact's I have problems with. names, faces; not good with it.
Narice (23 days ago)
This was my break, but I did a break at 30min in this break to do a break... What a master procrastinator am I!
Mr. Shades (23 days ago)
The classroom is the single worst place to "learn" anything. Necessity is the mother of invention. Invention and understanding happens in the mind because the mind finds a concept useful in practical existence and applies it to a wide range of stimulus..and a stronger survival strategy is then born. The mind is always searching for the most dominant survival strategy it is capable of. The classroom is the only place...when it comes to learning...we have to develop these hokey bullshit devices to keep up motivation to pay for an education you can buy on Amazon for the money youd make at McDonalds in 3 months. Ive played music my entire life...I started by throwing myself directly into it..playing in front of people from year 1 in clubs in a Major metropolitan area in the United States in every genre that I could find an active band in. Because of necessity..I learned the language..and there is applied depth to that understanding. My step mother was a teacher and she had her music colleague come over for dinner at Christmas...a music teacher of 20 years...and a Music Major in college. She didnt know a tenth of what I knew when I was 23...and she definitely had the attitude at first that it was going to be the other way around. Ive met other music teachers since that were exactly the same way. The ones that are awesome are the ones that go and play the shit out of the venues first and then decide to teach. Moral of the story: Wanna get wet? Then jump in the fucking water.
Mauro Fernandez (25 days ago)
get that man a fucking interactive screen RIGHT NOW !!
Rizul Thakur (25 days ago)
Study 30 Mins Take 10 Mins Break { Which Lasts For 1 Hour }. Regret Next 1 Hour Regret Next 1 Hour for Regretting Last 1 hour. Regret Next Hour. Go To Sleep. REPEAT 😂
Jean-David Roth (25 days ago)
OK, I hit the pause button and began taking notes... I will remember 2 or 3 things... Especially because I'm starting a research of some sort about memorization, too... so there is some context and concept I can relate to.. Thanks a lot.
Jorge Picco (26 days ago)
So we have the attention span of a two year old.
Me Alexander (26 days ago)
Somehow, I was able to study while a party was in my room 2 times during college , and in each night before those 2 exams there was a party, but I was mainly because of my high tolerance and focus level.But another thing happened which is also mentioned in this video, because there was a party in my room I took extensive breaks between studies and then I looked a little at what they were doing, laughed a little, talked a little, and then I started studying again. And what I was studying was not really a easy subject(just to leave that out) , it was accountace (not very fond of it, it was just in the course list)
Lighter In The Storm (26 days ago)
Or study what you love. You can study 6 hours straight and not notice the time fly
Lanova Maniac (26 days ago)
Guy sounds like Cr1TiKaL
Herba Mesbitar (26 days ago)
does any one wach this in 2018
Aaditya (20 days ago)
Learner For future (27 days ago)
Dear sir, I am so surprised**** I DID EVERYTHING SAME AS YOU TAUGHT before I watched yr video. And these methods are real. I am graduated from the top University with no challenge. In addition, I am the only one of a thousand students who got Grade A in Psychologies .
Fennec Besixdouze (27 days ago)
Most students hearing this advice will hear the "study less" part, but not the part that actually matters about studying smart.
Daniel Bishop (27 days ago)
i made the living room work by playing the same movie every day while i studied. Kinda weird but it worked for me...started with total recall, then the godfather, 1984, bloodsport, and so on.
_Seren_ (28 days ago)
I can't believe i sat here for an hour and enjoyed watching this lol....
Alex Marufu (28 days ago)
Im am not studying formally anymore but I watched this to the end. Great lecture.
Michael Martinez (30 days ago)
Studying more worsens me. I learn the most after class and if I can go home and do work right away.
kingspride (1 month ago)
While watching I felt like drifting away and stopped the video - it was at 20 minutes.
Kyle Countryman (1 month ago)
remery without papers
Theodore Lolakas (1 month ago)
just a comment: rote learning can be a useful tool, but real, meaningful learning comes from the mastery of key concepts
Matlockization (1 month ago)
Learning & memory go together.
Julia Mihajlovich (1 month ago)
Awesome!!!! Thanks!
Thami Simons (1 month ago)
Thought that I would never finish the lecture but I did. I got some useful information that I will apply in my time as a student. THANK YOU!
ProuddamBlog Tv (1 month ago)
Rishi Nepal (1 month ago)
this is ironic. a lecture study less study smart and i have sit through 1 hour of this to understand 10 -12 points which he could have explained in 15 minutes
This guy’s a genius
Chopin (1 month ago)
Yeah yeah, can*t follow you perfectly after 24:39 ... So I make a short brake now?
guloguloguy (1 month ago)
This lecture should've been cut in half, or, less!... LOL!
Je m'appelle Jacques (1 month ago)
prof pier its better, but, he is brazilian, and their speechs are in portuguese, if anybody see a speech on english, put the link here broh.
mlg (1 month ago)
15:00 oh my god, i also study in my bedroom but i also have a little lamp, that i already use only when i study ! This guy seems to know what hes talking about
Patrick Kapugia (1 month ago)
Thank you so much for this..
manu de hanoi (1 month ago)
pro tip: learning is useless if you dont apply what you learned
Evian Things (1 month ago)
I have trouble with the reward system stuff. There's no reward I can think of for myself that's exciting enough to make me want to sit down and do the work.
1. 20 min edtudiar, 5 min descansar. 2. Recompensate al final. 3. Crea un ambiente de estudio, señales de estudio (ej. Encender una lámpara) No distracciones. 4. Primero conceptos, luego datos. (Entender es más importante que memorizar)
Carima McDwyer (1 month ago)
Loved this. I now KNOW academic words to use to explain why my friends used to complain that I "never" studied, yet beat them in tests.
Jack (1 month ago)
In conclusion: The 8020 rule
Hamilton Farias (1 month ago)
Thank you, Walter White.
Achraf jrh (1 month ago)
Andres Franco Valiente (1 month ago)
But what if you find what you're studying to be very fun? I feel like I study for hours because of it :0
Liam Cox (1 month ago)
Summary of Marty Lobdell video: tip 1: Break down your long study sessions into smaller chunks and take small breaks in between chunks. (Example: 1 hour session of 2 chunks of 25 mins with two 5 minute breaks.) tip 2: Create a study enviroment dedicated to studying only. This will help control external triggers and keep you focuses. (If you need to use an enviroment that has a different function, like a bedroom, create a trigger that indicates it's study time. Example of this is using a lamp on a desk tip 3: Understand the concept before memorizing the facts. Understanding how something works, or how you can use the concept, will help retain the knowledge. Then you can use mnombics such as acroynoms to memorize the facts to the concept. tip 4: Don't confuse recognition with recollection. Many times we can recognize when we have heard of a fact but we can't actually articulate it. If you can explain the concept in your own words, then you understand the concept. tip 5: After a completing a study chunk, write out or speak to an empty chair what you've just learned. This will help you retain the knowledge. How can I use these tips: - I can use these to improve my studying skills, and help me become a better programmer for my mind. - I can use these when studying statistics - I can use these when studying program
Phil Pokoy (1 month ago)
He's too soft-spoken. I hate when guys like this TRY to be funny.
John Brown (1 month ago)
What’s that in the upper left hand corner of the board?
Sarah Roussos (1 month ago)
I sent this to both of my daughters. One is getting ready to start at Stanford, the other at UC Davis. It's a valuable lecture.
jones (1 month ago)
Sarah Roussos why are the names of the schools important? Please explain...
Amed Meza (1 month ago)
To review: -Have the right study area -memorization and recollection -SQ3R Survey, Question, Read, Recite and review. -Mnemonic techniques -Study time 25 min. With 5 min. Break. -Repeat
01001100 01001101 (1 month ago)
*G* *O* *D*
kago saul (1 month ago)
Me Manal (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video. This was actually very helpful to me. I was always lazy and not thinking about studying. So thanks for these tips. I hope i am not lazy and not follow up on them.
Winged Hussar (1 month ago)
18:00 this is golden
zadose (1 month ago)
I like the idea of study 20 minutes, get up have fun for a bit, then study again..... but can you do that when you're at school? I can't just leave my stuff there at the computer desk... XD
ajeet gurjar (1 month ago)
Can anyone please tell me whether to keep a count down timer for 30 min Or is there any other way of doing it?
ajeet gurjar (1 month ago)
indviduation,Thank You
indviduation (1 month ago)
https://tomato-timer.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique
Mary Fuentes (1 month ago)
Sir, very respectfully I have to desagree with you. First if there is no other pkace to study you have to study wherever you can, especially if you have a roomate you have to study in your room like I did. I created a schedule where I have to study almost all night. Work during the day go to school in the evenings and what time I had to study, of course during the night. Usually got home around 10:30 warm up my food then started to study almost until 3 o'clock in the morning if the homework was not hard or otherwise sometimes even sleeping just one hour cz the next day I had to go to work, and I did good thanks to God that helped me with strenght♡♡♡ I am forgetting that I also had to cook, wash dishes, pots, buy grocery so I could cook, and I cook from scratch, no frozen food or buy food from the restaurant or fast food, and I made it, thanks to God!!♡♡♡♡
Gabriel C. Lermas (1 month ago)
Trying it now!
Suyash Patil (1 month ago)
I loved the video but the most important thing was started after 20 mins which is when one feels bored it would be better if that thing was told first But I really loved it and is very helpful thanks a lot
Arya Pourtabatabaie (1 month ago)
I'll start by not sitting all the way through this lecture. :p
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Kosovo Report (1 month ago)
Wow!!! I remember watching this when I was a 1st year student it helped me a lot.
Vikrant (1 month ago)
Marty Lobdell - whats the primary Function of bed ? Me - Sleeping of course. Marty Lobdell - whats the secondary function ? me - uhh umm ? Marty Lobdell - SEX ME - OOooooHhh *when you are single AF lol*
Cans Cooking Channel (1 month ago)
This should be the first lesson for all Students all over the world!
Murray Walton (1 month ago)
Would love to see the States and Bellingham
Solocite (1 month ago)
Ahm. Everyone is sharing their study routine so, -Procrastinate -begi- -spongebob memes -study -treat myself
Marilenny Gil (1 month ago)
Me encanto la clase. Muchas gracias por compartirla, excelentes tips para mejorar el aprendizaje. Muy entretenido, aplicare las recomendaciones del profesor.
Nestrislia Crystal (1 month ago)
3:10 6am to 12pm? Well of course she did not do well, sleep is critical to learning.
MusicInMyHeart (1 month ago)
Thank you for sharing this! I just started a new job and learning a new way of doing things. I was at my last job for almost 10 years, so, as you can understand, my brain is so used to doing one thing. As I've gotten older it's been difficult to study and retain information. I'm going to take these ideas and bring them into my training.
Israel N (1 month ago)
volume is too low
helloimsick (1 month ago)
22 min in and YEAH I realized this too there are concepts and facts.
Saima Shah (1 month ago)
Many thanks sir... hope this will work for me bcoz I study for long hours and end up getting headaches :/
Naveen Nisad (1 month ago)
I lost this lecture after 25 min as per lecture
1Deathskull1 (1 month ago)
Ok but I'm able to play video games for 12+ hours straight without losing focus so obviously there must be a way to motivate myself to study 12+ hours a night. What's it gonna take for me to study like I play a video game?
J NYC (1 month ago)
*1. Length of Study Sessions* Problem: Most people are able to focus for only around 25 minutes and then their attention wanes and the rest of the time is wasted, but most students need to study more than 25 minutes and so they study for hours without a break but only the first 25 minutes were productive Solution: Study in increments of 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break as a reward. (This is called the Pomodoro Method. You can download an app for your smartphone or the laptop and it has a ticking clock that alerts you when the time is up) (Note: Dr Cal Newport, in his book 'Deep Work' suggests NOT doing anything in those 5 minutes other than walking around, staring at the wall, doing jumping jacks, drinking some tea etc. He talks about 'residue' being created by something endorphine-inducing such as checking phone. This brief glance at your phone will get you thinking about the call you need to return or the contents of a text and when you go back to studying for around 20+ minutes, you will have a shadow of that text/call ruining the possibility of full focus. If you're studying for 25 minutes after just looking at a text (knowing you have to text them back) will ruin that 25 minutes of study. He said leave the phone checking for either your longer break or for after you're finished studying for the day.) *2. Where you Study* Problem: Environments cues trigger certain states of mind and if you're studying in an area that is usually used for sleeping or hanging out will trigger a resting state of mind and you won't be able to 'get into it' Solution: Create some sort of 'trigger mechanism' or totem: some item that you ONLY utilize when studying. He suggests a lamp that is solely to use as a 'study trigger' and turn your table away from the bed to face an empty wall. He says that if you 'lose our edge' and can't study - turn the light off and get up. This way you can begin to associate that turned-on lamp with a studying state of mind (You can also utilize the ticking of the Pomodoro to trigger 'study time' or create other totems like a 'study rubber band' around your wrist or wear a certain pair of 'study glasses' just for studying. Don't use this item for anything else except studying). *3. Active Learning (versus passive learning & other delusions)* Problem: Students think that just reading and re-reading their notes is studying or that they can say something over and over and remember without undrestanding Solution: 1) First ask "am i learning a fact (discrete piece of info ie a bone) or a concept (ie understanding what a bone does?" Facts can be forgotten, but you will generally remember concepts that you understand. 2) Can you put the concept in your own words? If you can't, you don't understand it. 3) Don't just try to memorize terms without first understanding what they mean. Then when you understand the terms, utilize mnemonics to help you to remember. Try to relate the information to something that you already know (aka make it meaningful) Being part of a study groups can help to explain a concept that you're struggling with. They might suggest a different way to understand the concept 4) Don't just high everything on the page and think this is 'studying'; its not: Highlighting the important ideas on the first reading and then when you read over the highlights, this is when you will begin to study those important terms/concepts. But beware: reading through something and then recognizing it when you read it a second time is not the same as remembering it; you ONLY recognize it - its familiar, but you could not recall it if you didn't see it again. (aka 'fluency illusion') Instead test yourself: see a term, cover it up with your hand and say (or think) what it is. If you can't explain it, you don't really know it. If you don't really know it, you won't remember it. Note: you need REM sleep in order to consolidate & store information you learned the night before, so make sure to get 8 hours sleep to make the studying permanent. *4. Take Notes* Problem: Students often take notes during class but then go home or look at their notes later or days later. Solution: Expand on notes right after class while its fresh in your mind. A few minutes is all your need to just read over notes and add extra info or clarify the points your wrote down. If you do it right after class and notice that you don't remember something or can't read your writing, you can ask a classmate or ask your professor for clarification or another example. Or ask at the beginning of the next class. *5. Teach Someone Else What you Learned* Problem Solution: Teach the info you're learning to anyone you know who is willing to listen. It both reinforces what you've learn and alerts you to parts that you thought you were certain of. If there is no one around, imagine explaining it to someone and verbalize it out loud. Imagine what questions they might ask you and continue to dialogue with that 'person'. aka 'active recitation'. You should spent 80% of your study time 'active reciting' and 20% reading. *6. Using your Textbook To learn* Problem: most students don't know how to use a textbook to learn the material SQ3R: Survey: Question: Read: Recite: Review Survey: Glance through all the pages of the chapter and look at pictures, graphs, and headings. Takes only a few mins. Question: Ask yourself questions about the headings, graphs & pictures as you're surveying them. This causes you to look for the answer to those questions when you actually read the chapter. Read: read through the chapter Recite: Cover up the concept and put it into your own words or ask yourself a question and answer it or explain it to an imaginary person. Explain what that graph means after you read whats its expressing. Explain the relevance of that pic. Review: This is what you do close to the exam to just go through and test yourself to solidify the info in your mind. This isn't studying - you already studied. *7. Memorizing Facts* Problem: you have to memorize facts Solution: Use mnemonics.Its quicker than rote learning. Types of mnemonics: acronyms, coined sayings, & interacting images. Acronyms/Sayings: Taking the first letter of a sequential list to make a word or a phrase ie 'righty tighty, leftie loosey' to remember which way to tighten or loosen a screw, or '30 days hath September, April, June and November, the rest have 31, exempt February which has 28 days clear, but 29 on a leap year' Problem: Sometimes two words are very similar and you get 'interference' Solution: Come up with an acronym to define/differentiate the 2 (or more) Interacting Images: Best & most effective: To remember that Carbohydrates have 4 calories: say car-bo-hy-drates: 4g syllables. Or CARbohydrates - how many wheels on a car? 4. Fat-cat has nine lives: Fat has 9g calories. The weirder the image, the better it works.
Waad Shraidah Baysn (1 month ago)
Amazing professor
Akshay Singh (1 month ago)
20 min now... 20 min next time
Marcela Castro (1 month ago)
Its sad that this video ends! OMG this professor really knows about studying! Thanks so much!

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