'Compose a time table, follow it for one whole day, forget to follow it the very next day, drop the idea of preceding with the set time table, compose a new one ,follow it for one day and so on and so forth'.
Duplicating this act every time before the exams is of no use.
Setting a practical, realistic and convenient time table helps rather than setting a soaring implausible schedule.
Some points that must be kept in mind while preparing your schedule are
- Test what suits you better? Studying one subject all together or assigning specific hours to a particular subjects
Everybody has a unique way of studying. No one else other than you can judge the way you study.
Some people find it comfortable to study one subject at a time while others can give their best studying all the subjects allotting specific time to each subject.
The foremost thing is to try both the ways and then evaluate which method matches your approach
- Set up little time just for going through the text rather than serious learning
It is unfeasible to open up your text all of a sudden and start learning. Rather you must spend time for a casual go through the book. It will definitely help you to estimate the chapters that have to be read first, how much time will be required for each chapter and what all knowledge you will gain after you complete the book.
- Allotting more time to practical subjects
Practical subject like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accountancy etc require more time as they need thorough learning and considerable revision. Remember to give in more time to practice these subjects. Securing good scores solely depends on the time you have given for practicing these subjects
- Rather than inscribing the time table on a paper engrave it in your brain
Writing down the time table shows that you are trying to persuade yourself to do something you don't wish to. Many of us even put the time table on the room walls to remind ourselves to follow it.
Doing this rather burdens you than helping. If you decide on to study it is because you earnestly want to score better. For this you don't need to remind yourself time and again
- Don't rip yourself of the time your leisure time
Studying doesn't mean that you have to give up other hobbies or outings. Spend the same time like before in the things that pleasure you. Set a realistic time table and don't over burden yourself.
Just swap over the time you wasted doing nothing like checking you phone even when there is nothing to check with reading the textbook and searching interesting facts you have read on the internet. It will generate an interest in the study.
- First complete the subjects which you find tricky, problematic or time consuming
Completing on the field of study that challenges you the most will increase the level of your learning for other subjects as well.
It will definitely reduce your worries and reward you for the labours you have put in
- Set a time when you are least distracted by your friends or family
Many a times when we desperately want to study the surroundings around us hinder in the learning process and we are instigated to engage ourselves in the activities being done by our family members or friends.
Set a time when most of the people around you are busy in their chores
Also once you finish 65-70 per cent of the syllabus there is an unknown force that will encourage you to finish off the entire syllabus quickly. You will feel that your learning and absorbing power has doubled.
One another thing that helps is setting an objective.
Setting an objective in your mind like 'I will only visit the nearby eating joint or friend after completing this chapter/subject' or 'I will watch a particular movie/TV show' will certainly stimulate you to concentrate and finish off the chapter rather than keeping the books in front of you and staring the walls.
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