There is a thin line of difference between study hard and study smart and what makes the difference is how you plan your studies. An effective study plan is a balance of keeping all the subjects and important topics handy and focusing more on the subjects and the topics that require more attention. If planned effectively your last-minute hurdle and last breadth mug-ups before entering the examination hall. With an effective study plan, you will enter the examination hall with confidence and come out with flying colors. A lot of students want to make a study plan and follow it but sometimes they do not know where to start with therefore with the specialized team we have gathered researches and collected information to conclude how we can have a study plan that can make wonders and does not pressurize the students at all which are
• First thing First Know your Learning Style
In a class of 50, you ask a general question along with the reasoning, pretty much the answer would be the same but the approach would be different which concludes that no two students think alike until they are been asked to mug up which was a conventional learning method. Before start learning, you need to first understand which method is easy for you and eg. Some are “Visual Learners” who learn best by seeing and would love to see diagrams, videos, and patterns. Some students are “Auditory Learners” who learns best by speech, music, or rhymes and you may have seen many students who mumble or reads loud when they are studying which is an auditory method to learn topics and subjects and the last and the most important is “Kinesthetic Learners” who retain pieces of information by doing rather than viewing or listening like role-playing, building models or diagrams.
Initially, it will be not an easy task but gradually with conscious efforts, you need to understand which will be the best method for you to adapt by practising that which method suits you the best and continue to learn fast with the method.
• Maintain a Study Planner with Deadlines and Assignments Priorities
“Besides how you do it is also really important when you do”. Therefore maintain a study planner and adhere to the deadlines and this will give your brain immense pleasure and boost your confidence when your assignments are completed on or before time. Maintaining a deadline schedule throughout the semester or trimester will save you from last-minute mess before exams and you will be entering the exam hall confident and also make sure to keep some last-minute change space in the study planner as you might not know when a new schedule is needed and be ready to adapt to that.
• Don’t Read your Text Book!
Yes, You absolutely read that right. Imagine how boring is to study from the same book with black and white dull-looking pages which tends to make a student bored and distracted. The walk-around to cope up with this situation is to “Prepare Notes”. It’s not necessarily that you need to read and understand every word that the textbook says but you can jot down the important points and make effective diagrams related to the notes so that you can remember later and the concept is clear.
• Create your Own Study Zone
Studying at the same place every day will trigger the habit in you to study and focus as soon as you enter the room. If you are studying at different places you are welcoming more distractions that will never let you fulfil your dreams of completing the study plan on time. Make sure your study zone has minimal colors and only notebooks paper clippers some sticky notes to remember what to study next and that is it. A clean and cluttered desk welcomes a clean and cluttered mind.
• Prioritize your List
After making the list of all the subjects and topics for the exams it is important to figure out the priorities as per the marking or your study pattern or probably for the subjects you feel are hard to remember. Your marks in the previous papers or class test will help you prioritize the list on that and you can make a simpler one like
○ Note Down the numbers from easier to harder OR vice-versa
○ Give the Numbers = Minutes Ratio o every topic or subject
○ Note the amount of time you need to revise the topic to
○ When there are only a few days left for the examination reverse the calendar of monthly to a weekly schedule so that you can revise most of the topics.
If you can follow the above steps you can definitely make an effective study plan which will help you achieve better in your upcoming examinations.