Do you constantly procrastinate while trying to study? Are you finding it impossible to keep up with your present study schedule? Do you cram all night, pulling all-nighters before an important test?
Then it’s time to create a study schedule that actually works, and here’s how:
Find out your learning style
The process of learning efficiently can be disrupted by the lack of understanding of which mode is most suitable for you, as a student. However, by carefully analyzing the method of retaining information, it is easy to figure out which category you fall under:
- A visual learner grasps information easily with the help of images and information portrayed in a visually stimulating manner.
- An aural or auditory learner takes in information by hearing and listening intently. This can also mean that sounds and music will help while studying. White noise or classical music is usually an effective studying aid for aural learners.
- A verbal learner comprehends information through writing and reading. Speaking out loud helps as well.
- A physical learner relies on touch and feelings experienced during the studying process. The use of study printables is a good option for a physical learner.
- A logical learner uses logic and reason to systematically retain information.
- Lastly, it is important to gauge whether you are a social or solitary learner.
Once you figure out which category you fall under, making a study timetable will become much easier. A systematic approach is important to create an effective study plan.
Make an effective study timetable
Firstly, it is important to list out all the subjects and courses, and further categorize each section of study material by adjusting them into slots ranging from easy to most difficult. Whether it’s an MBA correspondence course or a BBA syllabus, the same amount of dedication must go into creating a study schedule to enjoy a successful studying experience.
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When creating a study plan, it is imperative to set out study slots for the week. Creating an effective study plan will help students build positive study habits. It is also found that to avoid procrastination, shorter and smaller study slots are necessary. It is easier to meet a goal when it appears more achievable than challenging.
Setting up rewards for completion of goals can accelerate motivation greatly. For every goal that you achieve, reward yourself with a fun activity, a snack or even television time. Assessing your current study timetable can help with setting up achievable goals.
Constantly visualizing a study schedule can help greatly. By printing it out and putting it up as a checklist, it can lead to a feeling of accomplishment, which can further improve motivation, resulting in better focus and concentration.
It is vital to reserve time for reading, understanding, retaining and finally revising. A strong work ethic and determination blended with the appropriate amount of relaxation can lead to amazing results.
If you are looking at a future in management, do take a look at the distance BBA and MBA programs offered by SMU-DE: the distance education arm of the Sikkim Manipal University.