How to Better Your Study Habits and Get Good Grades in School – Kantis Simmons


– There are some things in life that you cannot cook in the microwave. And there are some things in school that you can’t do either. Watch this video. (edgy rock music) Hey what’s up? This is Kantis Simmons,
academic success expert and leading authority
on student achievement, and today, I want to help you build some strong study habits. Now before I do so, I want
to tell you this quick story. A few weeks ago, my mom, she cooked me a chicken pot pie. She brought it to me, I ate it, and man, that chicken
pot pie was so awesome. It was so awesome that the next few days, I was absolutely fiending
chicken pot pies. So I went to the local grocery store and I purchased me maybe
about five chicken pot pies. I took the first pot pie, I opened it up, I put a few holes in the crust, stuck it in the microwave for
maybe four to five minutes, pulled the chicken pot pie out, ate the chicken pot pie. And then I noticed that
the chicken pot pie, it didn’t taste as good as
my mom’s chicken pot pie. So the next day came around, I did the exact same thing. I said well, I didn’t cook it long enough. So I pull the chicken pot pie out, put a few more holes in the crust, put the chicken pot pie in the oven. And I put it on five
minutes and 30 seconds. Pulled the chicken pot pie out, ate it, and then I noticed again, it still doesn’t taste like
my mom’s chicken pot pie. So I called my mom and I was like Mama Mama Mama, I’m cooking
chicken pot pies over here and I noticed that my chicken pot pie doesn’t taste like your chicken pot pie. And she said well son, what are you doing? I said Mom I’m simply
taking the chicken pot pie out of the box, putting a few holes in it, sticking it in the microwave and eating the chicken pot
pie after it cools down. She said son, you’re
putting the chicken pot pie in the microwave? She said, baby I don’t do that. I don’t put any chicken
pot pie in the microwave. I put it in the oven. She said son, there are some things that are not microwavable. (crickets) (slo mo) There are some things
that are not microwavable. As a student, whether you’re
a middle school student, high school student, college
student, returning student, or maybe you’re taking
some classes online, when it comes to these
school books and studying, it’s not microwavable. You know, we do live in a society where everything is fast. We have Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, Pinterest, we can text message
somebody, email somebody, and things happen very fast. But here’s the thing, when you’re studying for your subjects, when you really want to
achieve academic excellence, you have to take some time, where studying those
subjects are concerned. And what I want to do, I want to give you four
things that you can do to build and to strengthen
your study habits. Number one, I want you to begin to write out a specific
goal for your study time. Let’s say that you’re sitting
down to study chemistry for about two hours. What’s the goal for that two hours span when you’re studying chemistry? Go ahead and write down the specific goal. For example, I will
learn the periodic table or the elements of the periodic table over these next two hours. If you’re studying
mathematics or doing calculus, write down a specific goal, I will understand the Pythagorean Theorem within these next two hours. Step number one or habit number one is begin to write a specific
goal for your study time. Number two, I want you to establish a specific place to study. And only study in that specific place. Let’s think for a second. When you sit down or
you lay down in the bed, your body knows to go to sleep. When you sit down at the kitchen table, your body knows it’s time to eat. When you even sit down and
watch television on the sofa, your body knows to
enjoy the entertainment. And truth be told, when
you go to the bathroom, your body knows exactly what to do, right? So the same way your body’s programmed for the kitchen, the bedroom,
the bathroom, the sofa, go ahead and program your body to have a specific place to study. When you sit in that
place, your entire being knows it’s time to study
and it’s time to focus. Here’s step number three, I want you to set a specific time to study a specific
subject every single day. Yes, every single day, set a specific time to
study a specific subject and do it every single day. If you’re studying
chemistry or math or English and literature, what time of day are you studying that subject? And do you do it every single day? This rolls over to habit number four or study tip number four, which is to study your
more challenging subjects, when you’re most energetic. You know, a lot of
times students will wait to study those harder
classes late in the evening, probably around the time
period they’re lethargic. But if you find yourself having challenges in certain classes, make sure you start
studying those subjects when you’re most energetic. Maybe you’re a morning person, maybe you’re an afternoon person, maybe you’re a late
night person like myself. Whenever you feel your superpowers, that’s the time period for you to study. So there are four study tips that you can start to implement right now. Number one, set a specific
goal for your study time. Write it out, write out the goal for that study time. Number two, establish a set place to study and the only thing you do
in that place is study. Number three, set a specific
time every single day to study a specific subject. And then number four, make sure you study your
more challenging subjects when you’re most energetic. Hopefully that was helpful for you. If it was, I would love for
you to leave me a comment and let me know what you
thought about this video. Also, if you have any other
challenges academically or with school that you want
me to shoot a video about and give you some of my advice, just leave me a comment
and I will do that as well. And you know what? There is only one game in life. There is only thing in life, one thing in school that you can do, and that’s to play your A-game. (edgy rock music)

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100 thoughts on “How to Better Your Study Habits and Get Good Grades in School – Kantis Simmons”

  1. trasigKjeltring says:

    strat based on rng.

  2. Khushi Agrawal says:

    I liked it

  3. arianna reynolds says:

    I hope next year I can do better😉

  4. Jack Wesker says:

    Man! this helped me alot! thanks kantis!

  5. renad Apple says:

    Those tips seem amazing I will definitely follow them .
    Thank you 🙂

  6. Ashy Mars Sounds says:

    man you inspired me, i guess from now on i will be the best in my class

  7. Grepolis Spy says:

    Omg this is real,its awsome. I recommend Elumpa simple studying alchemist search google for it and good study skills.

  8. Nami328 says:

    The advice is awesome, the story is pretty good way to describe it btw. 🙂

  9. Gopika PS says:

    sir your tips are really providing an energy to study………….really helpful

  10. kleverson j d s r says:

    i'm about to watch all your videos

  11. Mia Candyss says:

    I usually have trouble focusing for long periods of time, however, your video was very help. You explained things in a way that was easy for me to process. Thanks☺

  12. Rayonna Crocker says:

    I found this very useful. Thank you so much.

  13. Daily Desy says:

    thank i hope this really helps me this year when i am entering a new school

  14. Jesus Christ’sLove Ministries says:

    Thanks very much I am not the studying person but now I will be.

  15. Big Aaron says:

    Wow man u should do one on the asvab and how to study for it I'm studying for the military and I have to take the asvab soon so that will be a big help

  16. GGTTM 147 says:

    I got bad grades and my dad doesn't like me

  17. alexphantom17 says:

    I just shared this video with my students Kantis. I saw you speak at LEAP several years ago. You are a fantastic speaker and educator. Thank you for providing such awesome resources for students.

  18. Susan Chen says:

    Thanks for the help !

  19. catherine david says:

    hey! i shared this to my son. hope it will help him.

  20. Lizzy Stradlin says:

    very helpful thanks!

  21. swaz sani says:

    thank u very much.i'll start playing my A game for 300lvl

  22. Abhijith K S says:

    thank you
    its quite helpful

  23. Dhalia Carter says:

    you're awesome xD thanks a lot. I will always remember your mama's word….Some things are not microwave-able

  24. Fábio de Sousa says:

    thanks,i tgink that is kind of help to focus,but i havê a problem like…i need to known when and what i gonna study in monday by example…its possible i send u a massage and u made my schedule time?thanks

  25. Tony Belcher says:

    This helps me big time. Thank you Sir. God Bless.

  26. Javid Akhmedov says:

    i am gonna do it and i will write result )

  27. Nobody Idontcare says:

    Thanks now I am more comfortable studying!

  28. Kind Boy says:

    You are awesome thank you so much that was so helpful

  29. rebeengonnakillu 123 says:

    Thank you so much sir I was stressed out so much and you helped me cool down and everything you said was true thank you and God bless you

  30. M Han says:

    guess i know what my problem is. studying at a gaming spot. ANYWAY Thank you very much!

  31. Sebastian Jaramillo says:

    I get good grades but still I wanted to get more advice in studying. thank you this was a very good video

  32. Seyi Falade says:

    I am just a kid is 72 percent good in practice

  33. YOSOY KRISPNL says:

    Thankyou Mr.Simmons, this is really helpful. 🙂

  34. Cory Cummings says:

    Sir I would like to thank you for your advice it was really helpful I'm getting ready for a test and I have a few subjects to study. I'm really bad at spelling do you have any advice? Or tips that can help and thank you for your help.

  35. John Chrysostom says:

    This is very helpful,thank you sir.

  36. Dawn says:

    now I've reevaluated my academic life multiple times, and i'll notice that I'm not where i want to be as far as my grades go, but what happens after that is i'll start to change, I'll work a little harder on my assignments but i just loose all focus after about a day or 2. Also it seems that no matter how many strategies i try i still stay the same. Here's a little bit about myself, I am really into film, i really want to go to school for film. And in my mind i've come up with some weird vision that if i don't get into a good school and study film then i have failed my life., why i hate that my mind has come with that is that I am only a freshman in High school and i am terrified of the thought of being worried about what college im going to get into for four years, because i want to have a good time in high school and not have to tell my future kids that this was a hard time for me. Now i don't expect you to tell me something that's going to automatically make me do good in school but i just want some sort of response. Thank you for your time.

  37. Eman Chris Ente says:

    It was good. thanks for this video. it helped me a lot. 🙂

  38. Khai Willis says:

    thank you so much for this video — a great edition for my college binder

  39. Tonya Snyder says:

    I tried playing this video in my classroom for my students and the audio worked great for the introduction music but when you started speaking it would not play. Have you had other people that have this problem? If so, can you suggest a solution. Thanks

  40. Logan Langhals says:

    I've never had good study habits but this video just changed the easy I look at school and studying

  41. THE REAPER says:

    I have start studying after watching this video, 3 months left for my exam. thank you very much sir.

  42. mourad boutira says:

    You are amazing I am From Algeria Thank you so much

  43. Dicksondk Mwanza says:

    It was Helpful

  44. Stephan Kezic says:

    this video helped me alot and I am very happy that I came across this video.

  45. defiantlypink I says:

    Great video!

  46. Bryant Irving says:


  47. /KillCXnf!rmed/ On the Beat B*tch says:

    I feel like this video gave me help

  48. win gaming says:

    Thank you that really helped but that was a way to focus when studying home where my real problem was that I'm completely out of focus in class like for example : the teacher says today were going to learn a new lesson so I'm like I wanna focus ima focus the shit outta that lesson but then after about 2 to 5 min I'm completely all over the place I'm like playing with my pencil or talking to my friend but then when I remember I need to focus I start focusing from the beginning and after a while same thing happens not focusing please if you can help me reply fast sir I'm desperate and thank you

  49. Miyonna Bush says:

    I need help in social studies

  50. Smazel Gamer says:

    I just came here cuz he is black

  51. EtS_Revelution says:

    I think this will help thanks!!!

  52. Gs Ls says:

    I work hard and I have done all the steps you just said but I only get c+ and b ,, I couldn't reach the A
    Why is it ?!!!!!!!!!

  53. Mohammed AlRumaih says:

    Great video!

  54. Tana Abo says:

    yep this video helped me

  55. Vanessa Wilson says:

    hello mr kantis simmons thank u so much for sharing this successful video it really helped me alot with my subjects at college. once again thanks and please keep me updated with more successful videos hope to get a respond soon. God bless you!

  56. Cham Terado says:

    hey ,if anyone else wants to discover easy ways to study try Sarparder Speed Study Starter (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my work buddy got cool success with it.

  57. Jagk K says:

    hey ,if anyone else wants to learn about teaching study skills try Stiklind Fast Learning Fixer (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my brother in law got excellent success with it.

  58. PatrixHearts says:

    Unbelievable I've been searching for school and better ways to get better and yours was the only one that actually helped thank you very much I think this will work ~Paishynce

  59. Ajitesh Shah says:

    Truly, @ the advent, I was not understanding your voice, then I thought n cursed myself what I m watching. But later on when the video proceeded, you mentioned the examples, my joys knew no bounds, bcoz It was perfect! Tq very much for such a great technique!
    I also wanted to know of some ideas how to get out of comfort zone,
    also how to make the habits of success, though u hav mentioned a lot regarding this query.
    Tq, respected Sir!

  60. Linda Nutile says:

    Thank you for making this video! My 6th grade class theme for April is "Focus on Work Habits". Everyday, we are going to discuss work and study skills and this is one of three videos we will review, discuss, and use to articulate individual goals. Keep it up!

  61. Dancer 55 says:

    thank you so much for posting this. the video was very helpful and I am doing so  much better. I am finding test much easier to complete. as a seventh grader I always cross some frustrating challenges, but you inspired me to do my best everyday.

  62. Fizz says:

    Thank you so much. This has been very helpful. My exams are in 3 weeks so I'm starting to study now.

  63. Tiana T says:

    Thank you so much!!! This really helped me😄😄😄

  64. fuwad hameed says:

    Thankss man i mean know im in primary school year 5 and i have to prepeare for practising my Sats and now i study alot

  65. Saptaparno Samanta says:

    Thanks a lot, I've tried your tricks and to tell you the truth , I've been changed like never before!

  66. John George says:

    helpful video. from Nigeria

  67. AEY says:

    How come i can't hear you talk

  68. Flower sawfa says:

    But plz help me when I will start study I'm really going to lazy so what did I do plz help me that????????

  69. Thatsimpossible1 says:

    My left ear found this pretty helpful.

  70. Jonamari says:

    Very helpful! Thank you! Just started my dental hygiene program and this program is not doubt very demanding. Thank you thank you thank you!!!! 😀 #lifesaver

  71. Janae Brantley says:

    Thanks for posting this video.This is very helpful for me

  72. Ethiopia 4ever says:

    thank you very Much Sir that is very helpful

  73. Sharon White says:

    Thank you for teaching my son the importance of studying. Number 4 worked best for my energetic son.

  74. It's Bril says:

    Thank you! You really helped me

  75. Tino Ala says:

    This guy is great. He speaks the truth and really wants us to succeed. The truth I wish my parents had told me before highschool. Thanks for reenforcing the basic rules for good studying habiys!

  76. Drugrixh Cno says:

    i need help i moved to flordia a couple weeks ago from dc everything is different i need help with paying attention in class i feel like im a grade level behind im in 10th. i have 4 F's and i can not pay attention in class can i get some tips to change them F's to A's thankyou

  77. wello says:

    hello mr simmons 🙂 what do you think about listening to the music while studying? can this help students to focus?

  78. Anthony Apana says:

    This was very helpful, thank you

  79. Samantha Miguel says:

    This Video was Very Helpful thank you so much for this!! I have made my schedule out for this week! You're awesome!!

  80. Robert Burke says:

    A Game is the key word thanks, R. B.

  81. abdul Mohssine MusicOffical says:

    help me to get A+ because I got D- for not doing good job

  82. RAZI says:

    Can I get chicken pot pie

  83. NOT TFUE says:

    Thank you man this was the best video i ever watched

  84. gedi roland says:

    thanks good work

  85. Sophia Davis says:

    this video has helped me so much, I was struggling with so many things and I watched this video and did the things now I have all A's and B's

  86. Mona Saboune says:

    Thankyou, i will try but i'm not sure if it will work..ahh 🙁

  87. Jingles says:

    My right ear feels lonely

  88. crossfire film says:

    How long do you need to study

  89. Mary Naveau says:

    Showing this to my 6th graders today!

  90. Zahi Hamdan says:

    Thank youu mannn !! So helpful

  91. Aleena Malik says:

    What if you can't find a place to study, but you need the computer?
    I am surrounded with 2 younger, annoying sisters and the older one hogs the laptop, so I can only use the computer in the living room, which is where it is the most noisiest place inthe house!

  92. Aleena Malik says:

    p.s I can never get information in to my brain and remember it, so could you please do a video on that, Thanks!

  93. MrAwesomeOrb says:

    2 hours for Pythagoras? It’s like two equations. Buddy. If you need two hours to do that, you REALLY need help.

  94. BlackieChan21E says:

    Hello sir. Do you have any videos on time management and procrastination?

  95. Heather Karen says:

    Thank you for your video. I'm taking the Massage Therapy Program, and it is very difficult for me to stay focused, because it is very heavy in Theory, and lots of Science fundamentals to learn like Pathophysiology and Neurology. This is very helpful information 🙂

  96. Pheeebs says:

    I swear if I was taking a shot each time he said "CHICKEN POT PIE" I would have been wasted 2 mins in

  97. athena energy Shine says:

    Your so funny. I love these tips. My desk in my bedroom is the best. I find electronic hard so I will try these tips

  98. athena energy Shine says:

    How to study subject you don’t like and are hard but you have to do it. Yuk

  99. cc360 says:

    The best way to get good grades as a boy is to have a non feminsts male teacher. Since that's it about 7 percent of teachers, the best way for a boy is to identify as a girl and your grade will go up 15 percent alone. Female teachers are sexist and holding back boys. They are creating male drones only to discard them when they are bored. School is for females only. Boys should just do what they do best and rape all the women on earth..

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