For all school students, the coming two to three months are going to be fully packed with the examination schedule. This is the period when most of the students would be getting stressed about their exam preparations and revision work. At this time, some anxious students would be going through problematic situations like, “What to study or when to study? What to do if still not prepared for the finals to come? Which book to pick from the bundle?
A simple and effective solution to all the above problems is to make a well-planned study timetable. Learning to manage one's time is prime to achieve success in any exam. Run your brain over all your daily activities, excluding the insignificant ones and try to put the rest together in the form of a timetable. A good study schedule can help students to make the best possible use of the time available to them and do the best in their exams.
Here we bring the best tricks for you to plot the perfect study timetable that can help you prepare well for the exam and reduce the stress:
1. List and prioritize the subjects you need to study
On the way to prepare an effective timetable, the first most step is to create a list of the subjects and courses you need to study. For example, if you have a specific exam to study for, list only those subjects which cover that exam instead of following up the whole course. After you have listed the subjects to be studied, rank them in importance. Prioritize courses you are doing poorly in or are determined to ace. This will help you figure out what subjects you need to devote the most time to and which subjects should get your best time slots.
2. Select out what you need to do for each subject
After having listed all the subjects in preference of studying, next you need to figure out what to do in each subject or course. Though your time commitment and other responsibilities for a particular class might vary each week, still you’ll have to manage with whole your routine so as to take out a certain amount of time for each subject to cover the topics which carry most importance.
3. Divide your available time into study blocks
The next significant step in scheduling your study time is to divide up your available time into study blocks. Try to create a study schedule that allows you to sit to study at the same time every day so that it becomes easier to memorize the timetable without constantly checking it. Also, a regular, set routine can help you get into a studying mindset and develop a positive study habit within you.
4. Don’t Forget to Reserve Time for Non-Academic Activities
Make sure you take a ten to fifteen-minute break after each fifty to sixty minutes of the study session. While blocking off time for each subject, never miss reserving quality time for family, friends, and the rest of the activities. This is because you won’t be able to succeed in your studies unless you create a healthy balance between your personal life and your academic life. Block off the time for extracurricular activities like swimming practice, cricket practice, exercise, etc.
5. Fill in Your Study Blocks
Once you’ve started following the properly planned study schedule, fill in your schedule on daily basis. Write down, which subject or topic you are studying in each session. This will help keep you on track, be clear with what and how much has been studied and allow you to organize the remaining stuff ahead of time.
Dear students! If you want to achieve success in life then a planned preparation and management of time are the two most essential factors which you need to stick to. So, be managed and well planned in your life.
6. Be Affirm to Stick to Your Timetable
It might be easy to create a good study schedule but the toughest job is to stick to the same. Students might fail to adhere to the schedule after matching to it for a few days. The reason for this can be a schedule which is too intense to offer a little down time. So the study timetable you prepare must have a room for social or physical activities in addition to study. So if your mind gets distracted from the study plan you prepared, try to improvise it with some recreational ideas to keep yourself away from the boredom and make it easier to follow the study schedule without a miss.