About Us

About Us

Ok, you’ve finished classes for the day and you decide, what the heck I’ll just watch a couple episodes of The Office (but hey, any show will do) to unwind a bit…

Then, two hours later (more like four), you’re still there.

You’ve got homework, but you just can’t pull yourself away.

I don’t blame you.

There are so many distractions around us. It feels impossible to start.

But after you beat the procrastination (if just for the moment), do you ever wonder if your studying actually does anything?

Or did you ever feel sure that it would help, but your test score somehow went down? Too bad teachers don’t grade based on hours spent working.

Studying can be a guessing game, which makes us even less motivated to start. But you shouldn’t have to waste time with old strategies that don’t work.

The bottom line

You can save a lot of time if you use better techniques. Sure, you’ll have to focus while you’re doing the work, but just think of all the extra time you’ll gain from studying right.

Little More Effort=Lots More Time

We’ve studied a ton, so we’ve got a good idea of what works and what doesn’t. Of course, that’s not to say we’re perfect…we’ll keep testing new study methods and share our struggles.

All in all, we’ll do our best to make studying more interesting. Unlike other sites, there are no enormous blocks of text for you to read. Sure, we’ve got articles, but they’re short, and they have real advice in them. And, we’ve got videos too.


More About Us

Sam Burian

The founder of Study Forth. Sam graduated top 10 in his class and is attending St. Olaf College to major in economics. Sam strives to help himself and others be the best they can. He hopes to motivate other students and give them the resources they need to thrive.


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Andy is currently studying engineering at the University of Minnesota. He graduated in the top 1% of his class and received the full-ride Evans scholarship. Having put endless hours into studying over the years, Andy has learned that working efficiently–and knowing when to take a break–makes life much more enjoyable.


Gabe Cederberg

Gabe is an elementary school troublemaker turned assiduous student. As a freshman at Harvard, Gabe engages in political groups on campus and takes pictures for The Crimson. Follow his articles for unconventional methods for success.


Ethan Sailer-Haugland

Ethan will be studying in the honors program at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire towards a degree in environmental sciences. Apart from his studies, he participates in both athletics and the arts and strives to achieve in school while having fun. Ethan works hard to help students become the best that they can.


Jeremy Baxter

Jeremy is a freshman at Cornell University. He graduated in the top 10 of his 500-member high school class and scored a 35 on the ACT. He is a recovering procrastinator who wants to share the methods he uses to get work done and succeed.


Sam O’Donnell-Hoff

Sam is a freshman at Macalester College, planning on majoring in political science and minoring in Hispanic studies. He participates in various clubs on campus and runs D3 cross country and track for the school. Sam is a former high school slacker who wants to help students be better prepared for their futures.


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Boraan is studying Biology at St. Olaf College. She has always found an artfulness to studying efficiently and drawing connections between the humanities and sciences. At St. Olaf, Boraan is a tutor in Calculus, Writing, and Spanish, and in her spare time, Boraan enjoys calligraphy, graphic design, and writing.