Having a study plan is an effective way of minimizing last-minute studying challenges and a way of accountability for your learning outcomes. In the age of online learning, it is essential to cultivate self-discipline and the drive to see tasks to their completion without constant guidance.
Some simple tips for effective study planning are:
Time:- Know your study habits and style. Everyone is different. Knowing what works best for you goes a long way in making your studies much more effective. Some people learn most effectively during the early hours of the day. You may find that your learning is more effective at night.
Duration:- Plan your study objectives and goals for the week ahead. Some subjects may need more time than others. Allocate more time to them.
Specificity:- Know what and when you are going to study. Having a study plan like “study biology” is too broad. Use specificity such as “study chapter 3”.
Flexibility:- Stick to your schedule and treat it like a job on whose income you depend. If unexpected events arise, you should reschedule as soon as possible to make up for the lost study time.
Review:- Schedule one day in the week to review your week’s studies. Quizzes or flashcards written in question-and-answer format are excellent as a review tool.