Question : I had made study timetables many a times in the past but never succeeded to follow them. I always end up studying a day or week before the exams. Moreover, I have to manage few household chores also, so what should be my approach while making a timetable for study?
Thanks for reaching us and sharing your concerns. I can understand your concern and I appreciate that you have come out of your comfort zone to seek advice.
A study timetable is a handy, inexpensive tool that can help you get control over your study time. It will give you perspective on what you need to accomplish and the time you have to do it in. If you want to get organized and feel motivated to get your work done to the best of your potential, try putting together a personalized study timetable. Tips to make an effective timetable:
1. Make a list of your responsibilities. You need to think about and write down all of your responsibilities considering all of your classes, your job, your chores, sports and exercise, and anything else you do on a regular basis.
2. Collect all class/assignment information. This will probably mean getting all of your syllabus together and any assignment sheets for papers or projects.
3. Consider optimal times of day for studying. Spend some time thinking about when you do—or would do—your best studying.
4. Block your study times. Aim for blocks of study time that are fairly long, such as 2–4 hours at a time. This will help you get into the groove of studying and help you to be more productive with your time.
5. Schedule time for breaks. Break are essential to your success. You’re not a robot, so you can’t work non-stop for hours on end. You’ll do better overall if you give yourself regular breaks from the work.
6. Don’t stress about it. Don’t feel like you have to follow the timetable down to the exact minute. It’s a little system to help you do better in school. Base your time on it, but don’t get stressed about not following it perfectly.
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