- How to Create A Study Plans and Follow Them too
How to Create A Study Plans and Follow Them too
So now you finally realized the importance of time and are now beginning your preparations for your examination. Now, the best approach to prepare well for any examination or test would be to start preparing well in advance so that you don’t get all stressed and frustrated when the D-day finally arrives. One of the best measures to be all set for your examination is to devise a study plan or a study routine and then follow this plan diligently. In the first section of our article, we would discuss how can you design an effective study plan and then we would help you with some tips to stick to it.
Coming Up With A Studying Plan
There are times when we start feeling all motivated and are all set to rock the university with some astonishing results. In our attempt to do so some of us take out a ruler and a pencil and draft the finest time table for studying, whether we follow this or not is another case. So how exactly do you come up with a study plan? Some of the below-mentioned tips might help you in this case.
Start With the List
Start with making the list of all subjects that you would be studying this year or semester. This way you would be able to divide your time equally amongst all subjects. In case you are preparing for something specific then list the subjects which would be included in those exams.
Next step would be prioritization. Here you would need to decide upon the priority of each subject and hence allocate time accordingly to them. For example, in case you are weak at Maths and good in Science, then allotting an hour for Maths and half an hour for Science seems like a good choice. Also keep your syllabus in front of you and decide how much you need to prepare and how much time is left for the preparation. Time would play an important role in your preparation for a subject.
Now is the time to divide your time. You have listed all of your subjects and have even decided upon the priority for the same; the next step would be to allocate the time slot within which you would be studying. Divide all the time you have into small slots of 30-45 minutes and then based on priority, allocate these slots to the subjects you need to study. Allocate the morning slot to the subjects you find tough as this would allow you to study and learn that subject with a fresh mind while allocate the later slots to the subjects in which you would only require revision.
Don’t be a dumb guy
While you are allotting the slots to the subjects you need to study, do not forget about leaving some slots for extra-curricular activities. This would include slots for playing games, talking to family members, watching T.V. or enjoying any of your favorite video games. This would allow you to study while at the same time not hindering your fun personal life.
Following the schedule
Now that we have talked about designing the schedule, the next stage is actually implementing what you have planned. This is where the actual problem lies. The first step is known by almost every individual, and most of the people are masters of creating a study plan, however, when it comes to following it most of them fail. So get hold of the below-mentioned tip which would allow you to follow the timetable diligently.
Give yourself a reward for following the time table
Look for some motivation to study, or if you can’t find one then try to make the most of your free time and enjoy as much as you can. You can take this free time as a reward for all the efforts that you are putting in. It has been scientifically proven that a bonus for anything automatically increases the throughput. Also, during the interval, freshen yourself and don’t go back to study looking all exhausted and tired.
Take short breaks within subjects
Plan 5-10 minutes short break in between each subject or in between each slot, this would allow you to get up off that boring chair and relax your ass for a while. However, don’t let these short breaks disturb your entire routine. This break is something that would prepare you up for the next slot of studying. Use this break of yours wisely, wash your face, drink some water, have some snacks and sit again as soon as the break time ends.
Let other people know your schedule
Some of the time your schedule is compromised not due to you being careless but because some important people tend to call you or interrupt you in between. Therefore the best way is to let these people know that from this time to this time you would be studying and hence they shouldn’t reach out to you until and unless it is very critical.
Stick to it
The last thing is to realize the actual importance of this schedule. Composing a schedule and not following it is a futile exercise and instead, you should follow it to the maximum extent you can. Look your schedule daily and plan your day ahead of time.
Update your Schedule
Update your schedule and analyze the advantages that you are achieving while following this planned timetable. In case you are not able to follow the current schedule then try and design something new. In case you aren’t able to make space for social interaction as well as physical activities then try and mold the schedule a little. Mark your progress and get hold of your goals and work hard to achieve it.
So these were the few ways of drafting as well as sticking to the study plan you have designed.