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Learning how you, personally, learn is one of the keys to success on a study plan. If you learn from writing things repeatedly, do so. If you are more a visual learner, write important things for remembering in different colors. If you do not cram well, then look over new concepts every day for 15-20 minutes, jotting down any questions about these concepts.
What appears unorganized to some is not that way for others. The general advice given to you in above posts and the enumerated steps of post #6 are all workable. The key is to establish a pattern of learning for you yourself.
Developing a study plan is about organization, timing, and goals. First, determine your goal, such as asking yourself what score are you trying to achieve. Second, determine your pace by deciding how much time each day you need to spend studying. Third, decide how much material you plan to memorize during each day. Fourth, determine how you will record and organize the information (such as using note cards etc). Fifth and sixth, decide the various ways you will test your knowledge of the material before the actual test.
A study plan is often a very personal thing. Each person learns and studies best in different ways. The first step in a study plan is to identify how you personally learn best. The second step is to identify what materials need to be learned or reviewed. The third step is to figure out how you can review this material in a format that is conducive to your personal study style. The next step in your study plan is likely to be planning out the time you will spend studying. It is important to divide the time you have remaining until the assessment. You will need time to review all the material as well as time to relearn any material you still do not know or understand. Leaving adequate study time is especially important for a study plan. I would suggest the fifth and sixth steps are to review all the material and then review that material which is more difficult or needs to be relearned.
Your study plan will probably be vastly different from mine. Therefore, I will give guidelines instead of hard and fast rules. Make sure to schedule out timed blocks for your subjects. Organize and/or color code your notes to avoid confusion. Use a variety of studying methods: flashcards, writing, drawing etc.
1. Identify what type of learner you are. From what I've learned the three basic catagories are learning by sound, visuals, or experience. Use the best method for you.
2. Have a proper learning environment. Try to take away things that distract you. I always keep my computer off to prevent myself from procrastinating...
3. Make sure you actually understand what you're learning. Don't try to blindy shove information into your head. Process it through the brain. This usually helps me cause I remember the jist of it.
4. Keep repeating the information. A lot of the people I know rewrite the stuff in note form but it's quite a hassle. I usually just reread my notes over and over again.
5. Test yourself. Close the book and ask yourself questions then check again. If that doesn't work search online. You can often find online quizzes about the topic you are studying.
6. Don't overstress yourself. If you really studied then you should do perfectly fine. Get some rest and prepare yourself mentally.
- If you read the material before class you will have an idea of what doesn't make sense, and concentrate of your professor's explanation.
Study for at least a total of an hour everyday before the next class.
- Don't let social activities take priority before studying. If you have to be social, it is great to have a study group. More shy college students benefit with this.
Plan your breaks in the short and long term. If you must make the Saturday night party, know you'll have to spend the afternoon at the library. If you're spending the day hitting the books, plan an hour off at suppertime, and a treat for dessert.
Study groups help some remember material, and clarify difficult points and is a great way to have a social life in college at the same time as studying.
If you are not the person to concentrate, try to lighten your load of classes.
1 make yoursealf a timetable
2 organise your works in diffrent folders so you dont mix up notes
3 have a break during your study time as the bran cant take in lots of info in one go
4 always plan the topic you will revise and get the note ready a day before
5 make sur you understand and dont just memorise
6 dedicate yoursealf and stick to your study plan
Here are six steps to smarter studying:
- Pay attention in class.
- Take good notes.
- Plan ahead for tests and projects.
- Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.)
- Ask for help if you get stuck.
- Get a good night's sleep.
erm i think that looks like the most appropriate way so far!!
it seems like an interesting way to study!!!
1)to see which time of the day you will be-able to concentrate and grasp what you are going to be studying.
2)to see how long your attention span can last
3)to take a break after every +- 30 minutes of studying
4)to summarise the work into easier words so it will be easier to learn.
5)to understand and NOT by heart
6)to read over all the work first then to start again and learn it so by reading it first you make yourself aware of the words and content of the work.
For your finished product;
- Can I understand the language and read easily without too much thought?
- Is it effectively getting me ready for examinations/tests?
- Is it too long? Can I read it in a suitable amount of time?
- Is the content of what I need? Is it answering the questions I may need to know?
- Has it got examples and diagrams? Is it appealing?
I am no teacher or something but being a student myself, i think i can help:
1) Differenciate between the easy and the hard subjects, hard always require more attention. Start with a hard subject and along with it do an easy one, this will cause less pressure :)
2) make sure the study plan is according to the time you have. If your leaving it to the last week be prepared for little fun and aaaaaa lot of study :(
3) make sure the plan provides enough time for revision, because revising is really important.
4) after or before revision, test yourself, preferably by solving an actual test/s or past papers if your studying for a yearly exam
5) make sure the plan is realistic, like dont get worried or pressurized and make a plan that includes way too much study, be sure to relax so the brain works faster and you follow the plan.
6) Promise yourself that you will follow your study plan and study. Besure to remind yourself of why this studying is importannt to you so you stay focused.
hope this helps..................... HAPPY STUDYING :)
Think if you are actually committed to doing so if not it will just be a waste of time. Consider all the things in life and what is most important to you your social life or your study life..
Hope this helps.
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