Making your schedule work
a) Use the same place to study every time
b) Work at your best time of the day
c) Avoid distractions
d) Study difficult or boring subjects first
Here are some strategies that you may find helpful if your schedule is not working as efficiently or effectively as you would like it to.
1 Studying at your best time of the day, whether that is morning, afternoon, or early evening, will enable you to complete your assignments in less time. Research shows that what we can do in 60 minutes when we're less tired will take as much as 90 minutes to do when we are more tired.
2 Study subjects that are more of a challenge to you first when you are less tired. Save the subjects you like to study for later, when you are feeling more tired but need to continue to study to keep up with your work. It will be easier to find the motivation to study something you find enjoyable when you are tired than for a subject you don't enjoy studying.
3 Studying in the same place each day is like going to class in the same room. You begin to associate a particular activity with a particular
location so when you are in that location, you are able to focus on the task more quickly. 4 Many things can prove to be distractions to studying: loud music, an interesting programme on TV, etc. You might need to find another place to study in order to concentrate properly.