THIS POST IS PART OF DESIGN AND SCHEME’S B2S PREP WEEK.
Having a study schedule, just like any other process for time management, helps you stay on track and be flexible. Your study schedule lets you know what to do to meet your academic and/or knowledge goals. To create your study schedule first you must define your needs.
~ What subject do I find most difficult?
~ What subject is easiest?
~ Which subject is most demanding?
~ What is the class test and quiz schedule?
There is no point to aimlessly studying your material with no set plan of what you want to accomplish, especially if studying is hard for you. It will simply overwhelm you, allow for distractions, and in many cases be a waste of your time.
A study schedule follows the same concepts as Design and Scheme Time Allocation Charts. The purpose is to make sure that every week you have set amount of time allotted to study. This gives you an idea of how much time and approximately what time of day is best for you to study while allowing for flexibility.
~ Am I productive after school or would be waking early be better for my studying?
~ Do I have a separate area to study or will I need to use common areas?
~ What times is the area I am studying the busiest?
~ Do I have the materials I need available to me?
A study schedule can also become a necessity for students with high involvement in resume building and networking activities.
A study schedule also helps with maintaining your general schedule and planner.
For those of you who are unaware of the use of a planner let’s review.
A planner is a book (or app for the techies) that allows you to create lists or charts that are your guide to scheduling or planning you time, whether by day, week, month, or year.
I suggest you have a paper copy even if you have a tech version. Having both is a very convenient method for having your schedule in all situations to avoid overlap.
We have already gone through allocating time and prioritizing task. Now we need to know exactly what to put in your planner.
In short anything and everything that requires a specific time slot or time period to get it done.
This includes deadlines, goals, schedules, meetings, and to-do list.