Be your best self.

Gain the perspective and habits you need to realize your full potential as a student.

 

 

How to Be a Bright(er) Student

Be your best self.

Gain the perspective and habits you need to realize your full potential as a student.

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The best of education, organization, will power, psychology, and planning.

“Wes Carroll’s streamlined guide for high achievers delivers bite-sized tools that high schoolers can use to optimize their learning and grades. Ambitious students take note–you’ll want to read this book from cover to cover. Probably more than once.”

– David Montesano, Admission Strategist
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“Wes Carroll manages in a straightforward manner to dig in to the issues facing ordinary intelligence to which everyone can relate. It’s a book about the practical parts of everyday smarts. Myriad tips on how we can take day-to-day steps in our lives to get ‘smarter,’ with coy examples of the types of poor thinking that live right under our noses.”

– David K

Quick tools for lasting brilliance

Here are some examples of how you’ll improve.

Practice perfectly.

How well you practice matters more than how much. I’ll show you how.

Improve where it's easy.

You don’t need more smarts. You need better perspectives and habits.

Change your intelligence.

Yes, it can be done. It starts with mindset.

Use paper wisely.

I’ll teach you how working memory can make you careless … or unstoppable.

Trust yourself, trust the process.

Learn to be your own pilot. Guide yourself towards excellence in everything you do.

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