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Top Tips to Prepare an Effective Study Timetable

Oct 6, 2017 15:19 IST
How to make a perfect timetable
How to make a perfect timetable

Hey students!!! Moving in a quandary what to study or when to study???

Still not prepared for the finals to come???

Struggling with the bundles of books which one to pick first???

A simple and effective solution to all above problems is to make a well planned study timetable. Actually, when it comes to the academic success of students in both high school and college, learning to manage one's time is a must. Run your brain over all your daily activities, exclude 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 at their academic level.

Here we bring you the top tricks to plot the best study timetable that can help you to use your time in the best possible way:

1. List and prioritize the subjects you need to study

List and prioritize the subjects you need to study
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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

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 for 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 per subject to cover up the topics of most importance.
 
3. Divide your available time into study blocks

 Divide your available time into study blocks
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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 which allows you to sit to study 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

Don’t Forget to Reserve Time for Non-Academic Activities
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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 to reserve a quality time for family, friends, and rest. This is because you won’t be able to succeed at your studies unless you create a healthy balance between your personal life and your academic life. Block off the time for the extracurricular activities like swimming practice, cricket practice, exercise etc.
 
5. Fill in Your Study Blocks

Fill in Your Study Blocks
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Once you’ve started following the properly planned study schedule, fill in your schedule on daily bases. 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.

6. Be Affirm to Stick to Your Timetable

Be Affirm to Stick to Your Timetable
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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 to create a balance. 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.

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