Originally posted on ATARNotes forum at 29 January 2016 here, but I thought this was gold so I'll post it here again for me to see.
First, what's important is to make sure you stick to this intense studying regiment. You just have to keep doing it, no matter how hard it gets. It took me 3 years to become this intelligent...
Study Physics for 1 hour!
Study Mathematics for 1 hour!
Read for 1 hour!
And then write 1000 words!
EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Of course make sure you eat 3 healthy meals a day. Just a banana in the morning is fine. But the most important thing is; make sure you cut out distractions and no heater during the winter so that you can strengthen the mind.
In the beginning, you'll wish you were dead, you'll start thinking what's the harm of taking a day off.
But for me, in order to become really intelligent, no matter how tough it was, even when I'm so confused and frustrated till I pulled my hair out, I kept studying.
I kept doing Physics even when the physical laws makes no sense. Even when I can't figure out how to write a proof properly, I kept doing Maths.
A year and a half later I noticed a difference... I became a nerd, but I became smarter! In other words, you gotta study like hell to the point you become a nerd. That's the only way to become intelligent.
The guys that are fooling around with "quick study shortcuts" and "exam tricks" will never make it this far.
Human beings are smart because we have the ability to change ourselves!
(If you haven't noticed, this is a parody of the anime One Punch Man so don't take this too seriously)