Study Smarter, Not Harder – Establishing A Study Routine

Focusing on a task becomes a lot simpler once we define parameters such as a fixed time-table to perform them. The human mind reacts immediately to organized and planned activity and ensures brilliant results once habituated to that schedule. Thus, to ace your tests and master concepts in a jiffy, having a study routine is very important.

Toppers and meritorious students have numerous stories to share about how they followed study routines. If they can do it, you can do it too!

  1. Identify your ‘time of the day’
    Many students have a certain time of the day when their brain is on extra-alert and seems to lap up everything given to them at top speed. This time period can vary from student to student. Some students prefer studying late at nights while some are early morning risers.Your study routine can produce the best results once you identify this ‘time of the day’ and assign your most challenging topics to be studied during this time.
  2. Distribute your study-time wisely between subjects
    Being a student, you have to juggle between many subjects – some of which you like and some of which you do not. However, giving all your subjects equal attention is the key to scoring marks in your examinations. As a result, remain impartial while dividing time between your subjects.Choose to spend more time with tougher topics. Subjects like math, languages and sciences need to be rehearsed and practiced a lot in order to score well in them.
  3. Ensure that your sleep patterns are undisturbed
    Do not deprive yourself of sleep. At the same time, do not over-sleep and become sluggish either. Your body needs at least eight hours of sleep to function efficiently.Create a set sleeping time period, depending on whether you stay up late at night or tend to wake up early in the morning. You will find a raise in your comprehension once you start following a pre-set sleeping routine.
  4. Set a list of to-dos and reminders.
    Home-works, assignments, presentations, seminars and tests – so much to prepare for, with so less time at hand! How do you cope? Simple – set a time-table as to what to study each day. You may use the alarms in your phone, make to-do lists on your laptop and create reminder alerts to notify you of when to study what.Once your study time gets organized, you can concentrate on other tasks like thinking about books to refer, getting appointments with your teacher for a doubt-clearing session and others. Clearly – orderliness is the key to better learning!
  5. Keep buffer times – do not have rigid schedules
    No matter how hard you try – it is not possible to follow your timetable to the minute without emergencies cropping in. You might have to attend an important party, tend to your sick sibling or take the car out for servicing and you find your schedule going in for a toss!The key to respond to urgent situations and yet maintain a study routine is by allotting a buffer period of time every day. It could range from thirty minutes to two hours. If you need to cancel your study routine – you can complete your unfinished work in the buffer time. Else, use that time to revise or relax.

Having a study routine is a sure-shot way of bringing a considerable difference to your performance in tests and examinations. Get started on your schedule right now!