Things you can do to manage your time and prepare systematically for your exams to avoid last minute hustle!
Many a times we get to hear from students that they fall short of time for the exam preparations and so they cannot perform well in the exams. But do they ever realize what is the reason behind this? Have you ever analyzed what makes it so difficult for you as a student to manage your time and prepare systematically for your exams to avoid last minute hustle?
Well, if you think minutely you may realize that it all happens because of your mismanaged time! You don’t plan and follow a timetable where you know what activity has to be performed when and for how long. If you start managing your time accordingly, you will yourself find how smoothly your study preparation will get done. There won’t be any confusion, stress, low confidence and anxiety before few days of your exams. So, let’s just go through some tips as to how you can learn time management and not only learn but also start implementing in your life. Trust me, if you make time management an integral part of your life, it may not only be helpful to you for your exam preparations but it will turn out to be beneficial for you throughout your life!
Here are the tips that will help to manage your time effectively:
- Create a study timetable
It’s always better to be planned and study according to the plan. I know sometimes it seems unrealistic and many of you might feel that though it looks easy to go according to a timetable but because of the vast syllabus to cover, it gets very tough to do so. But, when you have a timetable stuck in front of your study table, it keeps reminding you that what all tasks you have to perform, what all to each and every subject. Basically, you need to prioritize your studies. You have to know which all subjects are your priorities which needs a bit more of your attention. This way, you can work out your preparation smoothly.
- Set a timeframe
Yes, you read that right! Setting a timeframe will loosen your workload and will help you to easily cover up your syllabus and it will also allow you to save time for revision. All you have to do is just take up a subject that you think gives you a hard time but that doesn’t mean that you ignore other subjects. But when you plan a timeframe, just keep that tough subject in your list first; assign a timeline, for example, if you study 12 hours a day, give 2.5 hours to 3 hours for that particular subject, mark the topics that you need to finish from it today, then keep 1.5 hours each for other subjects and for them also mark the topics to be completed. This way you will know where you stand, how much more time and efforts you need to give to your studies each day. Make sure, you do complete your decided topics at the assigned timeline. Do not leave it for the other day. Take it as a target that you have to achieve anyhow. Push yourself and make it happen.
- Discipline is the key
Nothing can be achieved unless you have the urge to get it. You’ll have to toil hard for it, not only physically but have to be strong mentally. By being mentally strong means, to strive hard to do things that may challenge you the most. Discipline demands this much of endurance. If you make yourself disciplined, half the battle is won. Today’s disciplinary action of yours will bring you laurels tomorrow. When you set your timetable, follow it to the “T”. carry it out timely, no delay in completing your today’s work and keeping it pending for the next day. Timely completion of work, will simultaneously lighter your work load.
- Get Organized
This tip is very important, effective and should be definitely implemented by every student. Whenever you start working on a study timetable, you organize all your study things prior to that. For example, if you have to study a subject in the morning, keep the books, the stationary and required things ready and organized in a proper way, just the night before that. So that when in the morning you sit to study, you don’t have to waste your time in looking out for your books, stationary or any other stuff. You also set your study table in an organized way, avoid the day to day fuss!
- Study In Parts
Divide your syllabus and study according to that. I know the huge syllabus can sometimes send chills to your nerves but if you divide them and make target of each and attempt them, you can cover them all in a proportionate time. Division of subjects and topics will give you an idea about how much have been covered and how much is still left. Try it and know the difference.
The above tips will definitely bring a change in your lives and you will also see the change yourself. Imbibe these tips and start working on it. Remember, if you truly want something in your life, and you strive for it without looking back, the there’s nothing that can stop you from achieving it, all it takes is little determination and hard work. “Time is precious, value it!”