When I was taking my Executive Basics/Effective Leadership Course for my associate degree, someone told me, “Jamie, your next course is going to be the very big one- How to Achieve Effective Learning.” I started having some nightmares since then, because there are 12 tapes, a huge pack and a tremendous vocabulary waiting for me. I felt so scared and stressed out. In the beginning, it wasn’t that hard. It just felt like studying the Basic Study Manual again, but this time you don’t need to keep looking up the words, since you’ve cleared them all before. However, when I got into the first tape, I couldn’t run that fast anymore. Every time I tried to speed up, I fell over. I decided not to rush and listen to it at my “own speed” and clear all the misunderstoods words as I encountered them. Little by little, I felt I made more progress every day. I got some wins every day, learned something new every day. I felt like I got more and more tools to help me study and learn. I’ve learned so much about how to learn, how to study and the most important of this is I can apply what I learned in my life. Now, I think I have a set of screwdrivers to handle all those problems on study, no matter how big they are, how small they are, or how hard they are. I can already see that I’ll wear my smile in my education path.: ) It’s a big course but a GREAT one! After taking this, I believe that one will have the ability to learn ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. By Jamie Chang, a Taiwanese student from Kaohsiung on the associate degree program at the Hubbard College of Administration (HCA), Los Angeles, CA. The HCA is a self-paced business school that offers an exceptional business administration curriculum, unique learning technology, life-changing apprenticeships and internships, assistance with job placement and a lifetime warranty for students. I recently completed the How to Achieve Effective Learning Course and am currently on the Ethics for Business Survival Course.