MAKE TIME TABLES TO STUDY SMART

Three kinds of time tables can help you to plan your time efficiently:

  • A semester planner (this will enable you to map out tasks for the semester).
  • A weekly timetable (this will ensure that you structure your time in the short term while allowing flexibility).
  • A diary with daily ‘things to do’ (TTD) lists (these will keep you on track).

TIME TABLE

THE SEMESTER PLANNER

All study periods, examinations, assignment deadlines and other important dates (including major tasks and family/social commitments). Stick this up above your study desk. It gives you an overall view of the extra busy times, so you can organise your studies accordingly.

THE WEEKLY TIMETABLE

To prepare this you need copies of a blank weekly timetable in one-hour blocks.

Put one above your desk and carry a small one with you. Fill in:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Study-related tasks
  • Domestic commitments
  • Leisure/sport – this is very important.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF TIME WEEKLY

DAILY ACTIVITIES MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
SCHOOL 7 HRS            
STUDYING  3 HRS            
SLEEPING 7 HRS            
EXERCISE/ SPORT  1 HRS            
WORK / INTERNSHIP              
FAMILY COMMITMENTS  1 HRS            
PERSONAL CARE / GROOMING  30 MIN            
MEAL PREPARATION / EATING / CLEAN UP  30 MIN            
TRANSPORTATION (SCHOOL / WORK ETC) 1 HRS            
RELAXATION : TV / VIDEO GAMES ETC  1 HRS            
SOCIALIZING & FRIENDS              
OTHERS  1 HRS            
TOTAL 23  HRS            
Hours Left in each day  1 HRS            

SUBJECT STUDY TIME

Once you have distribute your time now you can allot subject study time. Divide the study time into subject study blocks. Some subjects may need more time than others. But try to keep the times for each subject constant. Develop blocks of study time by giving yourself 1 hour Break after 2 study blocks are completed.

 

SAMPLE OF SUBJECT STUDY TIME: You can change according to your time and subjects

DAYS

5 AM – 6 AM 5 – 5:50 PM 6  – 6: 50 PM 7 – 8 PM 8  – 9 PM
MON  Math Science  S. Sc  Break   Language
TUE          
WED          
THU          
FRI          
DAYS 5 – 6:00 AM 7 – 7:50 AM 8 – 8:50 AM 3 – 3:50 PM 5 – 5:50 PM 6 – 6:50 PM 7 – 7:50 PM 9 – 9:30 PM
SAT

             
SUN                

 

THE ‘THINGS TO DO’ OR TTD LIST

This is a essential daily list. It should be included in a diary so that you can carry it with yourself and shuffle things around when necessary. Remember, you should never start a study block without a clear idea of what you’re going to achieve. And, each night, before you go to sleep, you need to make yourself a list of what to do the next day, for example:

  • Read Smith Chapter 2
  • See Mathematics tutor
  • Analyse sociology essay question/identify resources

If you can follow the above plan, no one can stop you to score high mark in exam.

Published by rkdskool

I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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