Since your seminar I have excelled both academically and in sport. I just had my first semester's report in which I got near straight A's in Maths and English and all straight A's in Italian. In Italian I used your technique of studying in Alpha. I did this and I got 97% for the test. My handwriting has also improved drastically.And with the mental alarm clock thing, to time yourself to wake up before the alarm clock, I use the same technique to use as a mental notebook. So in Alpha I will say to myself "At 6.30 I will remember to mow the lawn." And I think of me mowing the lawn. It stops me from forgetting things. And it WORKS!! At 6.30 my mind just fills with mowing the lawn.