The Ultimate College Hack That Can Help You Graduate On Time, Get Better Grades, Become A Better Writer And Improve Your Social Life
Congratulations on going to college!
Chance are you did well in high school – good grades, sports, popular.
Now you’re ready for the next chapter of your life.
And you are going to crush it.
You are absolutely sure of it.
You’ve probably heard those shadow stories, of the kid who got overwhelmed and drank – or ate – too much, and wound up back home a few months after the grand adventure began.
In the basement.
Or maybe you’ve got a little niggling feeling in your gut. That maybe it’s going to be too hard, that you won’t know what to do – and wind up being one of those other stories, “of kids who got lost on a big campus and needed to find a more intimate setting.”
Well, a little bit of nerves is good. It means you’re not totally unaware that things are about to change.
That the demands on you are going to be harder.
That there’s less wiggle room.
Less of a support system.
Fewer people on your team.
And you may be feeling that maybe, you’re going to have to up your game, at least a little, to compete in the bigger arena. That maybe you’re going to have to learn a new set of skills in order to meet the new set of challenges.
After all, you do have another 4-year slog in front of you.
And if you are thinking along those lines, maybe you don’t know what you need to do.
Again, this is good. At least you know that you don’t know.
Well, there is a way for you, starting today, to pick up your game, to improve your ability to concentrate, produce work on demand, learn some time management skills and actually earn some confidence.
Instead of just playing on your good lucks, charm, popularity and belief that the future is going to be all sunshine and rose.
We call it “The Ultimate College Hack” because it is simple, takes only a few minutes a day to master, and yields multiple benefits.
Benefits that compound over time, because they feed into one another.
As we just mentioned, the basis of The Ultimate College Hack is a simple method, that takes only 15 minutes a day to practice.
It’s called The 15-Minute Writer and it is exactly what it sounds like – a platform where you login, start a timer, and write, for exactly 15 minutes.
And that’s it.
You can use it for whatever you like – free writing, note taking, study outlines.
It chops hours of waste out of your life.
Doing The 15-Minute Writer, over and over, will make you more efficient. You will get to the heart of each class, each assignment faster, ensuring that you can deliver the results you need to pass – and excel – in every class.
And when you pass every class, you graduate on time.
And when you get better and better at doing your work, in more precise time frames, you have time to do more work, improve your efforts, and get better grades.
And when you are practicing the discipline of writing every day, for at least 15 minutes, your writing skills are going to improve.
And when your writing skills improve, there’s a funny bonus.
You can read, and study faster.
And when you write better, and can read, and study faster, you are literally getting smarter.
All the time, and every time you use The 15-Minute Writer to discipline your mind, strengthen your cognitive abilities and yes, do it all more efficiently.
And when you are doing better, getting smarter and writing with more eloquence – all in a more efficient time frame, guess what?
You have more time for a social life.
A balanced social life – that comes after class, after study, after assignments and papers are finished.
A social life in proper proportion to work, productivity and goal achievement.
You know, like an adult.
You could ignore what we’re saying here.
You could, like millions of college freshman and sophomores before you, march blithely, with your beautiful, charming and popular face, into the college buzz saw with the supreme faith that your awesomeness is going to carry the day.
You know, like it did in high school.
Yes, you could absolutely do little or no work – especially after you realize you can cut class and WOW – no one is ever going to call your parents and ask them where you are.
Or, you could convince yourself that you somehow magically got even smarter than you were in high school and figure there’s got to be a way to game the system.
To cheat, borrow or steal work, and yes, of course you can cram and do it all in the last few minutes before the work is due.
Again, believing somehow that your charm and beauty and last minute heroics are somehow going to be added into your grade in that magical category of pixie points.
But you are going to find out that that magical property did not follow you from high school to college.
And that’s perfectly acceptable …
If you want to be the sad barista without a degree working to pay off student loans!
Sorry to be so blunt.
Well, no, actually, I’m not.
I want to make it plain that if you don’t start college with a plan, you are going to fail.
You will not graduate. You will get bad grades. You will flounder and you will fade away.
Maybe you’ll go back in a few years and grind out your degree.
But you’ll be entering the workforce later than you should. You won’t have the same opportunities. And if you do get an interview the question in the back of everyone’s mind will be …
“What’s wrong with this guy?”
You see, even though college may seem like no big deal anymore, with pointless courses and inexplicable grading and a degree that feels nothing more like a piece of paper after you take off the cap and gown, there is a point that gets lost on a lot of people.
The whole college experience answers a single question:
Can this person do the work?
Can they absorb new material, follow instructions and complete a task? Can they stick through a hard project all the way to the end? Can they work with people they may not like in order to achieve a goal?
If you fail this test, you are going to fail in life.
You may never even get a chance to get on the career ladder, and you’ll be forced to hack your way through a series of low-wage, depressing jobs while you watch the rest of society pass you by.
I don’t want that to happen to you.
And you have the ability, at this moment, to prevent that fate from happening to you.
Right now you are probably full of hope, and that is good. You may even be feeling confident about yourself, and that is also good. You have passed high school, maybe done well in sports and the social world.
But you know that is yesterday’s story.
You know that today you have a new set of challenges in front of you.
Challenges that require you to take what is already good about you, all your awesome talents and abilities, and improve them.
Yes you are going to have to work harder in college.
And you are going to have to work smarter.
You have it within you to succeed in college!
You can do this. You can go boldly into a new environment, where everything is unfamiliar, disorienting even and succeed. You can even excel.
But you’re going to need a new set of skills.
A new way of going about your work.
A way that is time efficient and helps you squeeze the most out of every college class, study session and writing assignment.
The 15-Minute Writer is the way.
The 15-Minute Writer is simple. So simple it’s easy to overlook the profound benefits it delivers, on time, every time.
Every time you start the timer for the writing section, magic happens.
The rest of the world fades away, and you focus on the blank space in front of you.
There are no distractions. No social media or viral videos.
Just the canvas where you put down the words for the assignment at hand.
On a practical level, you might be writing an assignment for class. Or retyping your notes. Or compiling your own study guide to help you achieve mastery for a specific class.
The 15-Minute Writer helps you achieve mastery of your time.
And because you are working on one thing at a time, with all of your concentration, you can master multiple topics.
Do well in all your courses.
And The 15-Minute Writer has an added benefit, beyond helping you write your essays on time, complete papers and crunch your study material.
By going through the program, you are training your mind.
You are training your mind to be more efficient.
You are training your imagination to produce on command.
You are training yourself to see the big picture – because you are working in short, discrete bursts of energy.
You are training yourself to avoid procrastination altogether – because after all, anyone can sit down and work for a paltry 15 minutes.
You are strengthening your confidence, because after every unit of the course you complete, you know you are someone who gets things done.
You are training yourself to achieve your goal the only way any goal can ever be achieved – one small step at a time.
You are training yourself to work first and then reap the reward later.
Because when you use The 15-Minute Writer as the underlying discipline for your college career, you will have plenty of time to socialize – after you complete your assignments and studies.
This is why we call it “The Ultimate College Hack.”
There is so much work in front of every hopeful college student who has dream of graduating and going on to a great life, that having this kind of discipline may be the only way to achieve all that you desire.
During every semester, you have a full week’s worth of class time.
Then there’s studying. And assignments. And papers, essays and so on.
If you made a list of everything you have to accomplish to get from where you are to where you want to be, it might make you just want to fire up the Internet (or video game, or social media!) and write it off as hopeless!
But it isn’t hopeless.
Millions of students have graduated college and gone on to successful, happy and rich lives.
And each one of those millions of successful graduates had a few things in common:
- They managed their time.
- They went to class.
- They could write.
Seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Each one of those graduates either had those skills when they started, or learned them along the way.
On the other hand, millions of students have dropped out of college. Many never got their degrees.
Research shows these failures also have some things in common:
- Poor time management.
- No study skills.
- Didn’t go to class.
- Couldn’t write.
Those students probably never had the skills mentioned earlier. They certainly never learned them.
And if you don’t think it could happen to you, consider this:
Nearly 10% of college freshman either FAIL or drop out of college in their first year!
That’s an amazing statistic.
What’s worse, it happens year after year.
Remember the sad barista we talked about earlier?
The one who dropped out, didn’t get a degree – and is working to pay off student loans for something he didn’t even finish!
It doesn’t have to happen to you.
You can choose, right now, which student you want to be.
The one who has good time management and study skills. The one who goes to class and can demonstrate solid writing ability.
The one who graduates.
Or the one who is overwhelmed. The one who procrastinates. The one who can’t get their head around the material. The one who can’t get started. The one who has poor time management skills, nonexistent study habits, doesn’t go to class and can’t write more than a funny Facebook post.
The one who fails.
If you think, even for a moment, that your time management skills need work, that you need to improve your study skills, that your writing can definitely use some work ….
You need to become The 15-Minute Writer!
Once you join the program, you will have the tools you need to learn the skills you need.
To improve the ones you already have. (And remember, you graduated High School – you definitely have some skills!)
To become a better writer.
The opportunity is here, waiting for you.
All you have to do is join.
All you have to do is say, “Yes, I believe in myself. I believe I have what it takes. I believe that I can improve my skills. I believe I can learn to do the things I have to do in order to graduate.
“Because I believe in myself, I’m willing to do the work!”
And then, once you have made your decision to become The 15-Minute Writer, there is a pleasant surprise waiting for you.
When all you have to do is click a little green button and start writing – leaving all your cares behind – you will find that it is actually fun to write.
You will enjoy placing your fingers on the keyboard. Looking at the blank work space. And watching those words pour forth.
You will discover that you have something to say.
You will be intrigued by what comes out of your brain, through your fingers and onto the page.
Questions will come into your mind – and appear magically on the page.
You will wonder where they came from. And you will have ideas as to where the answers may lie.
You will continue writing, as you continue to have more and more fun.
And when the timer stops (and the work space closes), you will find yourself moving onto the next module, eager to keep going.
Because you will be having fun, writing.
And because you will be having fun, writing, you will also notice that thinking itself is becoming easier.
You will be able to keep thoughts in your brain as your fingers catch up to unroll them onto the page.
You will see things in their logical hierarchies. And be able to construct your own architecture of words and ideas.
As you continue through all 40 modules of The 15-Minute Writer you will grow in confidence – in yourself and your ability because your skills will be growing as you complete the program.
And the benefits apply outside the limits of this online program.
You will be more organized in your daily life.
You will find it easier to keep your schedule.
You will also ways be looking for ways to be more efficient.
Because you will have discovered, for yourself, a simple truth:
Work always expands to the amount of time allotted to it.
You may have heard of this truth that is so ironclad it is referred to as a law of human nature.
But you will have discovered it for yourself, so your appreciation of it will be more profound.
You will know that you can take three hours to do something (which mostly consists of complaining, procrastinating, and quite frankly, simply being worried), or that you can sit down, with a timer, let’s say, and finish the task in two or three 15-minute sessions.
In other words, The 15-Minute Writer is an investment that rewards you with exponential dividends.
When you join The 15-Minute Writer, you will be learning a new skill.
You will be practicing the art of writing, which you need to graduate from college. (And STEM majors may need this even more, because it’s not their first concern!)
You will also be training your mind, to be more disciplined, and flexible, and ultimately, creative.
And you will see benefits outside the course itself.
Benefits that will give you the foundation you need to get through the entire four-year gauntlet known as college, successfully, and with your sanity intact.
And you will receive your diploma.
And then you will be ready for the next set of challenges your awesome life has in store for you.
Here is what you can expect when you join The 15-Minute Writer. And again, the program is simple. And there is beauty in simplicity :
- The 15-Minute Writer consists of 40 modules.
- Each module contain a timed writing section.
- There is also a little bit of motivational writing at the beginning of each module.
- You will also receive a PDF copy of The 15-Minute Writer (if you want to read the motivational messages offline.)
- And you will also receiving the 40-day email sequence of The 15-Minute Writer, a series of emails that will hit your inbox as a reminder to login and get down to writing!
What The 15-Minute Writer doesn’t do.
By now you may have guessed The 15-Minute Writer is a workshop format.
That means it’s up to you to follow through and do the 15-minute writing sessions.
There’s no way to hack the hack, in other words.
But if you decide to learn the hack – actually make it part of your arsenal, we know you will be better equipped to accomplish your academic goals.
And unlike other “writing courses” you won’t find silly notions or pointless questions for you to answer.
Your professors will be more than willing to provide you with plenty of those.
Just a pure writing space. A dojo, if you will, for you to develop one of the fundamental skills you will need to get through, and graduate from, college.
A means to develop the same fundamental skill of reasoned communication that will also benefit you in your career and life.
You will however, discover another hidden benefit.
When you decide to take up the challenge, to learn the skill of producing intellectual work under pressure, you are going to come out the other side of the program a different version of you.
Smarter, more capable and confident.
Along the way, something is going to occur to you.
As you progress, through the course, and through your college career, you are going to see other people who aren’t learning the skills.
Worse, you may observe students squandering their talents.
And while you are developing your skills, strengthening your ability, a shimmering truth will become apparent.
There is no competition for the man or woman willing to do the work.
So even if you begin this course – and your college career – with the normal amount of trepidation, as you do the work that others are not willing to do, as you get stronger, you will see other people start to flag.
You will see them start to make excuses, maybe party with a little too much enthusiasm.
And that will make you want to work harder.
Because you will understand you are seizing “an unfair advantage” in life.
Because that’s what other people are going to call it, when you graduate with honors, and get that glorious job offer, and move on to the next milestone in your experience with the confidence and gusto you have earned with this course.
As you finish this program, and come out the other side with a greater ability to concentrate, work hard and meet “impossible” deadlines, you are going to start seeing yourself as the winner you are.
Not only because you are willing to do the work.
But because others aren’t.
Because the reality in college, and in life, is that there are winners and losers.
The winners, like you, are the ones who commit to their dream and accomplish their goals.
The losers are the ones who not only don’t have the skills to succeed, but refuse to do anything to try and acquire them.
The losers are the ones, even when they are presented with an opportunity to do something for themselves, when they are given an opportunity to succeed – they’re the ones who won’t do it.
Or who quit when it even looks like it might be a little bit hard.
You’re going to see a lot of them your first year, and even your second, in college.
They were the stars in their high school, the big fish in their little pond, who simply give up.
But that’s not going to be you.
Because you can see how developing one simple skill – that combines time management, work habits and writing ability – is going to give you the foundation you need to succeed.
And because you are ready to get started, right now, you are going to realize that it’s not even hard.
That all you have to do is work, for 15 short and breezy minutes at a time, to accomplish one small piece of writing.
After which you can rest, or spend another 15 minutes doing something else, such as reading a class assignment or reviewing your notes.
You are now probably feeling pretty jazzed.
Because you know you don’t have to end up like that barista, the sad dropout with no diploma and struggling to pay off student loans for something he didn’t have the guts to finish.
You know you can be the one who graduates on time, with good grades, diploma in hand, looking forward to a bright future.
A future that is as bright as the one you face today.
Because you know you can face any challenge since you are willing to learn a new skill, and do something that will strengthen your ability and prepare you for the challenges which face you.
So go ahead and begin – become The 15-Minute Writer today, and start working toward your dreams!
P.S.: If you know someone you think can use this course, please forward this page. They will thank you for it later – probably at graduation!
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