The Results Depend on What You Do Before Studying

by Jun Ikeda


190 pages / August 2013 / 1,400 yen (w/o tax)

Why don't we get the results we wish even when we study hard?
Here’s an essential study method for surefire results.


Effective learning, while it sounds like a lofty goal, is actually easy. By changing the way you study, you can get the results you want.
These are the words of author Jun Ikeda, whose online learning methods opened the way to top universities for many without their ever attending a single class.
What’s important when studying is quality, not quantity. It doesn’t matter how many pages of text you read or how many hours you spent studying. The important question is: What do you now understand that you didn’t before? That’s what really counts.
First of all, you need to drop the notion of the “formalities of studying” as quickly as possible and shift toward a study method that’s about genuine acquisition of knowledge. This book has everything about thinking patterns that can help achieve that goal, and it also covers the areas of motivation, concentration, and continuity.

It’s not a collection of superficial techniques; it introduces essential methods that will help you in your personal studies and even help you acquire the results you want in your life.
It’s full of effective study methods for school examinations, language learning, promotion examinations, qualification examinations, and all sorts of preparation.

From the table of contents

– Lack of ability is not the reason for poor results
– If you stop studying as a mere routine, the returns will multiply!
– Remember: Quality of study × Minimum time studying = Desired results
– You can’t be diligent if you don’t have a deep desire for results
– A “study filter” will change your thinking significantly
– Which environment is the one that makes it easiest for you to concentrate?
– Multitasking reduces your ability to concentrate
– Start with baby steps and then pick up the pace
– Studying is essentially a lot of fun

From the editor

When I read the manuscript, I thought: If I had read this book when I was a student, I would have had better grades.
It presents lots of study methods that make learning enjoyable and effective as well. That said, not only students but also grownups who are studying languages, preparing for promotion examinations, or studying for qualification tests can benefit from this book’s useful ideas.


Jun Ikeda

Jun Ikeda is an exam preparation coach.
While he was studying law at Kyoto University, his blog on his study methods received a lot of attention, increasing to more than 10,000 hits a day. It topped the university exam blog rankings for over a year.
At the request of his readers, he established his own independent online self-study program, or exam preparation coaching program. Without ever taking a single class, students have applied his study methods to motivate themselves to study on their own. As a result of their self-study, they have been accepted at Tokyo University, Waseda University, Kyoto University, Keio University, Jochi University, and medical schools around the country.
His belief that students should attend the universities they wish to is different from the prevailing notion that a university with a high standard score is better. He advises students holding out for another university entrance exam to follow the academic paths that they genuinely want to take.
His personalized study method can be applied in a wide range of situations, and it has also worked tremendously well for adults looking to improve their English skills or pass professional certification tests.
In addition to advising students preparing for exams, he also organizes education programs for university students and others, including lawyers, tax accountants, certified public accountants, and pharmacists required to take certification tests.

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