How to create an epic study routine

We all had plans for 2022 that we either A) began and then quit or B) didn’t even start.Building a study routine was one of my goals – and I fall into the second category.

Anyway , we are here 2 months into the new year so I figured it’s a good time to start as any.

First let’s talk about why building a study habit is important in the first place.

By starting to do small portions of your course over an entire semester , it saves you from having to deal with the crushing workload a week before your exams.

By planning out time to focus on your work you will be able to deal with deadlines much more effectively.

To avoid all your coursework ,projects and tests come crashing down on you at once ,creating a daily study routine is important.

So here are 4 tips you can use to create a study routine and avoid burnout in the long run.

Plan everything non – academic first.

This includes your extracurricular activities,classes and all your free time.This will let you be motivated in the long run – by simply knowing that there is a reward scheduled for your day , you will be able to work better.

So let’s say you plan for a movie night with your friends at 9 pm today.You have an essay to be done and you have about 5 hours from now.By having something to look forward to later in the evening , you will be motivated to compete your essay as early as possible.

Also , keep in mind that scheduling these breaks is important since this wil help you avoid burnout in the long run.

Plan short study sessions.

Don’t try cramming everything into your head for 5 hours and then call it a day.Instead of pulling yourself for a long winded session – start planning shorter sessions.

You can do this by observing your attention levels.Try different combinations of study session timings.Some common options include –

What kind of study session did you focus best in? See what duration of time works best for you and plan your work around that.

Create a plan of action.

So you’ve schdeuled 2 hours of work from 3 to 6 pm today to work on your essay.But what exactly does that entail?

  • Will you be brainstorming ideas?
  • Will you be writing up the outline of the essay ?
  • Do you need to do some research ?

Haing a clear plan of action is important before you sit down for any study session.Create a list of tasks that you plan on completing in the session, this will help staying on top of your work.

Minimum time requirement.

I know this tip is very wordy , but stick around and lemme break it down for you.

How long does the coursework for one subject/course take? How much time does one kind of task take over another?And how much minimum time should I give to a paticular task ? These are some questions you will need to tackle while planning out your study session.

Ask yourself this one question: What is the minimum amount of time I would require to complete this task ?

So let’s go back to our essay.Working on an essay for your Literature class may take around 2 hours compared to you biology homework which only may take 45 minutes.By having this information in hand you can easily plan out your day and be more efficient with your time.

If you have any other ideas you would like to share or would like to say hi please do drop me a comment down below !

See you in the next one !

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