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Study Timetables are really important because they help us keep track of our studying and take about the hard, hard task of making decisions on the spot.
There are many ways to create a timetable, and there are many tips out there about timetables. These tips should help you to create a timetable that works for you.
Flexibility in your Study Timetable is essential! As much as it should be firm and disciplined, you must also have room to move around if you need to.
Say something happens and you get stuck in traffic after school, if your Study Timetable is really firm with no room to move around, your whole day is gone to the ground. However, if you have room, you have time to do everything you need to do, because you have flexibility.
How can I make my study timetable flexible?
By adding in Buffer Blocks to your timetable, you can make your timetable way more flexible.
Buffer Blocks are blocks of time in your timetable that have nothing in particular assigned to them. During these Buffer Blocks, you can take a break – unless you haven’t done your work. Then you have to use the buffer blocks to do your work.
These Blocks can also be used to make you want to do your work.
In your Study Timetable, you should include every subject you are taking at school – however you shouldn’t have the same amount of time for all of them.
For Example, if your want to Study English and Maths on the same day and you have three hours to revise, you can either split it in half (an hour and a half for each) or you can determine which you need to spend more time on.
Maths tends to be a more time consuming subject, and most people find it harder. English is easier, and doesn’t have lots of working out needed. However people still struggle with it, and so a reasonable amount of time is needed.
This is my opinion, so my Study Timetable would plan the three hours as the first hour of study as English, and the second two for maths, with 5 minute breaks every 30 minutes.
Use your School Timetable
In my experience, it’s best to study the content you learned earlier in the day after school. This means that you are reviewing the content soon enough that you won’t have forgotten everything.
Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting explains this better, but i won’t get into that now as i have another post on it coming out soon
On the weekends, you can set time to study subjects you are currently struggling with – or (if you are in the younger years and have no exams anywhere near) you can just take the whole weekend off!
Your Study Timetable should be flexible enough that you have space to move things around if you need to. You can do this using Buffer Blocks. It should also prioritise subjects that are harder, or are more important to you. Assigning subjects to certain days is easier when you assign them to days when you have those lessons.
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