Study routine in eight steps –

There is no ready-made study formula that works for everyone. What exists is willingness, dedication and, above all, organization so that the task of studying is effective and yields positive results. Therefore, establishing a daily study routine can be the solution to guarantee approval in tests, entrance exams or competitions.

If you haven’t planned your routine yet, here are some tips on how to put it into practice. The important thing is to adjust your schedule to include it.

1 – The first thing is to think about your time availability. What shift do you study or work? For example, if you work in the morning, you will, as a rule, have your afternoons available. From there, the routine begins to be put together;

2 – Determine how many subjects should be studied and see how many hours in total you will have to fit them in. Try to study at least two uninterrupted hours with at least half an hour for each subject;

3 – Make a weekly schedule. Enter the days of the week and fit the subjects according to the times you established for each one. If you are a student, the ideal is to make the schedule according to the subjects taught in the classroom that day – material given is material reviewed at home;

4 – Follow your study plan from Monday to Friday. Saturday can be used to solve exercises on all the subjects studied during the week, a kind of simulation. On Sunday, the student can rest.

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5- If you work during the day, try to have at least two hours of study after service. Choose the subjects with which you least identify. Use the weekend to update your study or deepen it;

6 – Try concentrate all study material in one place, whether in the bedroom or office, or in the library. Studying each day in a different location can harm your routine and performance;

7 – Solve exercises after studying each subject. Organize a summary with the questions you got wrong and with the appropriate explanations as to why you made the mistakes. This helps to avoid them later;

8 – Write at least one essay per week and ask a teacher to correct it. If you don’t have a teacher, ask a colleague or family member to read the text and point out possible mistakes and successes.

Like everything in life, what we plan doesn’t always go as expected and, with the study routine, it’s the same thing. It may happen that one day the entire schedule goes down the drain, but don’t despair, over time, the routine will become a habit and it will be practically impossible not to follow it during the week.

By Carolina Simiema