Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart

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"


  1. Marty Lobdell

    Marty Lobdell

    6 жилийн өмнө

    I had so many requests for my presentation "Study Less, Study Smart" that I wrote a book that covers all of the strategies on the video in greater depth and adds many more tips. Go to Amazon Books and search for Marty Lobdell, Study Less, Study Smart. Also available in Kindel format. Thanks, Marty Lobdell

    • vaniel godfrey

      vaniel godfrey

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Thank you again so much. This would not could, help me in my Finals.

    • Jackson Girard

      Jackson Girard

      11 өдрийн өмнө

      I think I can represent any engineering students when I say I’m watching this at 1:30am in hopes to save my awful studying habits xD

    • Kohalik Kobras

      Kohalik Kobras

      12 өдрийн өмнө


    • aston che guevara

      aston che guevara

      17 өдрийн өмнө

      @Perpetuant He didn't say that facts are usless but he said that by knowing well (by understanding) well the concept then it will be super easy to know the fact. He was trying to encourage you to value the concept most and get to understand it and therefore you'll be easily getting to know the fact. Thank you!

    • Jeon 8:32

      Jeon 8:32

      17 өдрийн өмнө

      mans saving lives right now

  2. shagun


    5 цагийн өмнө

    I must be a genius haha , I actually Learnered all these tricks by myself through trial and error , and they do work.

  3. Sergey Voronezhskiy

    Sergey Voronezhskiy

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

  4. vipassana gautam

    vipassana gautam

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Applied the basic principles - stopped this video at 25min, took a break, did some activity for 5min, sat down to write notes, added my viewpoints as a student & teacher and now resuming the lecture :)

  5. Hyder_ Khurshid

    Hyder_ Khurshid

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Lost my interest in the video after 22:10. Will go on a break and then continue later..

  6. Lisa


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This was a great lecture!

  7. Azzam Hussein

    Azzam Hussein

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I tried to summarize the whole lecture, and I'm really sorry if I made any mistake. I hope it helps you: 1. Break it up into small chunks and reinforce it. Find out what is funny to do during short breaks, and what is a great reward at the end of the consecutive studying hours. --------------------------------------------------------- 2. Create a study area. Turn your table and chair to make your bed behind you, so that you don't look at it and remember sleeping. Try studying at some study café. --------------------------------------------------------- 3. The more active you are in your learning, the more effective. The way to learn effectively is first you have to decide what you are learning: facts or concepts? Understanding the name of a bone is a fact, but understanding what it does in the body is a concept. If it's a fact use Google, references... etc. Concepts are more important. Learning only the facts is a waste of time, for example, I remember the lyrics of thousands of songs but do I know what are those songs about? I don't know what is 90% of the songs are about. Can you put the concept in your own words? If you can't; you don't really understand it. It's not meaningful to you, and to make it meaningful is a struggle that you need to do, or you're wasting your study time. Take the time to discover the meaning of it. What is the meaning of meaning? A meaningful piece is a piece that relates to something you already know. Ex: a file system, that you've already established, you add a new entry to it so it's all neatly organized, and it's very easy if you got a file system to add a new entry. A meaningless piece is a piece that does not relate to something you already know. So, how should you understand something brand new? You have to create a new entry. You should break it down. Tips of advice: A. Study groups are powerful & great. B. Read the whole thing (ex: 4 paragraphs) & then get back and read and understand the 1st paragraph again, one by one. C. Sleep well, have a good rest for your memory. D. Write notes during the class, and right after the class; sit down with your notes and expand on everything you wrote down, give it depth. If you want to do it after 2 hours you will have forgotten some of your own notes. E. Look for classmates and ask them for help. F. Active Recitation: The best way to learn is to teach somebody else. If there's no one, teach an empty chair, or write it out. --------------------------------------------------------- 4. How to use textbooks? Use "SQ3Rs": Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review. Survey: a textbook is not a novel, so you can go through the entire chapter and survey it. Question: you raise questions as you go through the survey, ex: what is X here? , what is Y..?...etc. Read & Recite mentioned before. Review: give yourself enough time to review what you've studied. We usually make a mistake when we start studying shortly before the exams which leaves us with NO time to review what we've studied. --------------------------------------------------------- 5. Acronyms and interacting images. Acronyms help you remember and memorize facts, terms, and idioms. Interacting images help you understand and also connect things together and memorize facts. ---------------------------------------------------------

  8. Shreya Verma

    Shreya Verma

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thumbnail...He looked like narendra modi😂😂

  9. Robert Ragan

    Robert Ragan

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Funny how 20 min in I'm thinking about random things. And then all of a sudden I realized to take a 5 min break, and it worked perfect.

  10. Sunil Kulkarni

    Sunil Kulkarni

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  11. Maria Gabriela

    Maria Gabriela

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The best video I've ever saw about the topic. I'm a psychology student and I can really relate on those examples (and started to watch this vídeo with my computer at my dinner table haha) ❤️

  12. Gamebreaker08


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I watched this video my freshman year of college. I left high school with 2.3 GPA and graduated college with a 3.8. I'm currently attending Medical School at the University of Mississippi.

    • Gamebreaker08


      18 цагийн өмнө

      @Can Günen definitely!

    • Can Günen

      Can Günen

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Do you think that the tips and advices in this video had any Role on your GPA?

  13. sk2581


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    miss those days when they teached using board chalk and it made that screeching sounds 😊

  14. Phua Tj

    Phua Tj

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I love his lecture

  15. hayat mahamud

    hayat mahamud

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    my fav part 5:40

  16. Andrew


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    East europe teachers should follow these best practitioners from the west and maybe learn something from it.

  17. bYTeHeaD


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know if it is an exception, but if I am reading world history books, I tend to go on and on without hating it, 8 hours on average non-stop. Maybe I just really really like world history. Having said that, If you really like what you are studying, is it an exception to that 25-30 minute studying chunks?

  18. FOXING


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Wish I actually found this video before graduating 3 months ago from college with a low GPA.

  19. Katie Gailey

    Katie Gailey

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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  20. Doomer MC

    Doomer MC

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I only watched 25 minutes of this video

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    6 өдрийн өмнө

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  22. Nam Hải

    Nam Hải

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  23. Sultan Guler

    Sultan Guler

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Rhis video opened my eyes thank you I love it.

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  26. truth prevails

    truth prevails

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    wish i had this when i was in school. before i realized that i get depleted very quickly and need to hide from the world to recharge

  27. priya Das

    priya Das

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Worlds best study video. I see many videos related study. It is the main video of those videos ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤. I am very thankful for this video . Many many thanks and regards to Marty Lobdell☺

  28. priya Das

    priya Das

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    When I was in class 9th I was studying continuously 4 hours without tooking any break.😊😊 Then I was very happy and going to attend exam. After 1 day I felt headache .🤕🤕 . Then I realise that while studing breaks is very important for us .Now I am in 10th grade ☻.After 1 months I will give board exam .oh my gosh it's so scary!!. Ok bye now I am going to go to study!!!

  29. Ahmed Mansury

    Ahmed Mansury

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Instead of trying to remember it, think about it.

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  31. rebecca bie

    rebecca bie

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    this just made me realise that uni lectures are actually not that hard and it is quite interesting

  32. Khojiakbar Turajonov

    Khojiakbar Turajonov

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I am watching this video in April of 6 instead of studying. It will be taking my 1 hour. Should I take break in the middle of video.

    • Khojiakbar Turajonov

      Khojiakbar Turajonov

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      I liked when he suggested drinks beer 🍺

  33. Kameron Rylan

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    9 өдрийн өмнө

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  34. one relaxilion - comfy, warm & relaxing sounds

    one relaxilion - comfy, warm & relaxing sounds

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Marty rules since 2012 🚀

  35. Zakaria Kirkuky

    Zakaria Kirkuky

    10 өдрийн өмнө


  36. Camonie May

    Camonie May

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm really fed up with ur saying like "watch video of studying, instead of studying". It's too old and boring-.-

  37. seldom speech

    seldom speech

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I think this is my 6th time watching this, since 4 yrs ago really helpful

  38. Bucky


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Learning how to learn can teach how to teach.

  39. cool beans

    cool beans

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    At around 30min i started spacing out and reading the comments without realising is😂😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️

  40. estela mino

    estela mino

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    THANKS for sharing

  41. Ingenius


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    The definitive guide to effective learning.

  42. Adam C

    Adam C

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I had 1 lecturer that showed this sort of enthusiasm in my final year now. I think that makes a big difference to our motivation and engagement.

  43. Matthew Van Dyke

    Matthew Van Dyke

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Does anyone know the study he refers to from the University of Hawaii, I would really like to read more about it.

  44. william diggs

    william diggs

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Marty made interesting point about not how long you study but study smart

  45. Maria M!kinen

    Maria M!kinen

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I study less , trying to be efficient . TY.

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    11 өдрийн өмнө

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    Travis Bickle

    12 өдрийн өмнө

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  48. K&J


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Great teacher.

  49. Nicholas White

    Nicholas White

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I have an assignment due in 2 days that I haven't started

  50. andre esteves

    andre esteves

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    "its not gonna happen through osmosis"

  51. Kurt H.

    Kurt H.

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Somehow creepy that from exactly minute 31 onwards I couldn't concentrate so well that I had to rewind more often. I think I should take a short break lol

  52. bloods swordman

    bloods swordman

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    could someone give me some link to the study he is mentionning cause i'd like to use to convince a teacher to let us 5 min of break instead of doin straght one hour thx

  53. saeed shakarami

    saeed shakarami

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I just saw first 10 min and its completely bulllll shittttt 30 minute man the focus comes after 1 houre so as i said that was completely bullll shitttt

  54. James Scarlet

    James Scarlet

    16 өдрийн өмнө

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  55. nottiEdogg music

    nottiEdogg music

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    35:52 I'm just saving this timestamp to sample the audio later

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    Marcos Santana

    17 өдрийн өмнө


  57. GT


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I think all of these are true not just for studying, but mostly for *working* as well.

  58. Michael


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that shaped by TV patterns being about 25 minutes? watching less TV would that help?

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  61. Shirls leveled up

    Shirls leveled up

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I was listening to this while writing notes and as soon as it started to get easy to get distracted I checked the time and the video was 25 minutes in.....

  62. Gray Matters

    Gray Matters

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s probably something similar with work. Fortunately, I’ve worked most of my career at ad agencies. They often have diversionary games there, like Foosball etc. it so helps to take a break and then come back to a problem. Change of scenery helps too. I can’t tell you how many of my best ideas came to me on the way to or from the restroom.

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    Sophie Zhang

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Sq3r is awesome! Never heard of it but it applies to reading any kind of books.

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    I stopped paying attention in 30 min

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  73. Lisa Eiber

    Lisa Eiber

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    I watched this video about 2 months ago, when i was just entering a very stressful time (had to study for 7 chemistry and physics exams basically at the same time) and i thought why not apply those tips and see what happens. Well, I did and i passed every single one of them, even better than i expected and now i have my bachelors degree. Thank you very very much mr. lobdell!

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    Kiana Goudarzi

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Absolutely pivotal.

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  79. All About Teaching

    All About Teaching

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I reviewed Math when I was drunk, next day I topped my Math exam. I was thinking if my classmates who drank with me the other night had hungover when we got that exam!🤣

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  86. Ragheb Orfali

    Ragheb Orfali

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Thx dude, this is making me pass all my classes(even physics)

  87. Gam 44

    Gam 44

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Viewers than subscribers

  88. Fatma Sevde

    Fatma Sevde

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Türkçe çevirisini nerden bulabilirim?

    • margherita bianco

      margherita bianco

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      @Fatma Sevde Hoş bir tevafuk o zaman 😄. En kısa zamanda hedefimize ulaşmamız dileğiyle. 🎈

    • Fatma Sevde

      Fatma Sevde

      19 өдрийн өмнө

      ​@margherita bianco Evet tam olarak oradan geldim :) Galiba bende o günlere erteleyeceğim gibi. İlk İngilizce öğrenen çevirisini yapsın o zaman :)

    • margherita bianco

      margherita bianco

      20 өдрийн өмнө

      Eğer videoya Bahadır isimli kanaldan gelmediyseniz, bu video Türkçe özeti niteliğinde çekilmiş. Türkçe çevirisini ben de bulamadım maalesef. İnşallah akıcı bir şekilde İngilizce konuşabildiğim günlere erteliyorum bu konuşmayı😅🎈

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  90. Z -

    Z -

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I study not

  91. Nathan Hill

    Nathan Hill

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Total bullshit. I don’t buy it. Inefficient studying does not equate to not studying.

    • Hendrick M

      Hendrick M

      25 өдрийн өмнө

      That is why you are here because you study inefficiently lol.

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  93. Saksham Dogra

    Saksham Dogra

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    His voice is so soothing

  94. Mike Morrison

    Mike Morrison

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I was trying to go full screen but accidentally skipped to the end of the video after he said "I wish I had enough time, but I don't". Yeah I guess my thumb agreed.

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  96. Simone Bernacchia

    Simone Bernacchia

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Do this work for INTPs?

  97. Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Here I am watching a video about studying, instead of studying.

    • アラジン王子


      2 өдрийн өмнө

      why do i see u all the time in every i vid watch

    • Christopher Stoltz

      Christopher Stoltz

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      Hey, learning how to use your time more efficiently is always worthwhile (so long as you actually apply that knowledge of course!)

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      Safia Zad

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      You are evreywhere and you always get more likes

    • Camonie May

      Camonie May

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      Instead of saying that idle words, let's do sth useful to get the better of you and stop making people feel daunted by ur impotent thought. I'm fed up with these



      10 өдрийн өмнө

      Just an invesment for the long run, not an excuse at all..

  98. lara ashkar

    lara ashkar

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    The fact that i took 5 minutes break after 20 mins of him talking just to regain my ability to focus

  99. Grossomodo


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Keep watching videos in MNmore instead of studying...

  100. Ferry Y

    Ferry Y

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    I learned everything in this video much faster by muting it, configure 2x speed and skip through the nonsense parts I read and only focused on the main points. Finished it in 20 minutes