Make weekly timetables
How to draw up a detailed timetable:
- Divide your study time into approx one-hour sessions with short breaks. Add longer breaks where you need them.
- Aim to study when you work well (Mornings? Evenings?)
- Plan to do difficult topics first to avoid putting them off and running out of time.
- Leave time for recreation and relaxation. Plan these as rewards at the end of a week of hard work.
- Be realistic. It is better to under-estimate what you can do and achieve it than to be over-ambitious and then fail to meet your targets.
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Advantages of having a detailed schedule:
- It provides a structure for your studies.
- It provides short term goals.
- By allocating time to topics in advance there is little risk of leaving out something vital.
- You do not need to spend valuable study time deciding what to do.
- You can enjoy your recreation time knowing that your studying is under control.
- You will waste less time and study more purposefully than you would do otherwise.