WAYS TO STUDY – Studying with a busy schedule

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    1. The first thing you are going to need is a good planning. As you cannot afford to lose any precious time it is important to use the time you have. Make a list of all the important things you need to do and try to fit in as much as possible.

 

    1. Don’t plan too much. If you know you don’t have 5 hours to study but you plan in things that will cost you 5 hours, you won’t finish your to do list and you will feel even more stressed because you couldn’t do all the things you wanted to do. Be realistic and honest when you are making a planning.

 

    1. Get up as early as possible to do the things you want to do. I think mornings are amazing to get work done because it is so quiet and nobody expects anything from you everyone else is asleep. There aren’t a lot of people on social media and if you live in a house with multiple people like I do it will be great to have a few hours of quietness in the house. While the whole world is sleeping, you are chasing your dreams.

 

    1. Try to multitask. If you have to sit in the bus for an hour to get home, use that hour to your advantage and study/revise something. Especially if you have to do other things first when you get home like cooking or playing sports. I personally like to write articles in the train or edit pictures or new videos.

 

  1. If you have classes where you barely learn something, do something else instead. Not every teacher will allow this but in my university the professor won’t even notice if I am summarizing his/her subject during the lectures. I mean, you spend 4-9 hours at school every day so make sure you are doing something there that is worth your time.
  2. Try to do as much as possible on days where you don’t have to do a lot. If you for example don’t have a lot of time to work on weekdays, try to finish all your homework in your weekends so you don’t have to do a lot on school days. You can also prep exams/tests by making summaries in your weekend so you only have to study a little bit on weekdays.

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Beat Procrastination By Eliminating Your Choices | College Info Geek

Beat Procrastination By Eliminating Your Choices | College Info Geek:

  • The cost of choice: having too many choices makes people “paralysed”. You start weighing up the choices and end up not doing much at all
  • You got 2 modes: planning and doing. And you can only be in one mode at once.

Planning is the first step to eliminating choices and forcing yourself to focus on a single task. Before you start getting into Doing mode, take some time to actually plan out what it is that you need to do. Pay attention to:

  • The context of each task – how mentally taxing it is, where it needs to be done, what tools are needed
  • The priority – which tasks are most urgent
  • Your mental state – are you energized right now or not?

By paying attention to your mental state and the contexts of your tasks, you can batch tasks of similar mental intensities and get them all done at once.

Likewise, considering priority will help you decide what order to tackle your work in.

Likewise, individual projects should be broken into steps and prioritized as well. “Study for Calculus Final” isn’t a good task – it doesn’t implicitly tell you exactly what to do, so it should be broken up into action steps that a robot could do, like:

1.Set up study area and download practice problem set from Blackboard 2. Review chapter on L’Hôpital’s rule in textbook and take summarized notes

3. Work through problem set

Once you have your plan created, you can finally switch out of Planning mode and into Doing/Robot mode.

 

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