How to create the best daily study timetable for students
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If you still don’t have a daily study timetable, it’s time to create one. Last year, I shared a study schedule that actually works but a lot has changed since then and today I’m going to be sharing an updated study timetable with you.
Adding study times into your daily routine as a student is very important and beneficial. You get to cover all your subjects/courses on time and never have to stress over a test or an exam.
In this post, I am going to be showing you the best daily timetable for students that works for any student, answering some of your burning questions related to your study schedule and so much more.
Without any further delay, let’s get into it.
How many hours a day should a student study?
This entirely depends on the major/course you’re studying. If you have a complex course like medicine, engineering, nursing, etc, you need to study for more hours. What I would say is that you should try to study for at least 2 hours daily.
Rome wasn’t built in a day so if you want to ace all your classes, then you should be willing to work on them daily.
I am a chemistry student and we all know how chemistry is so each day, I try to study for atleast 5 hours. On days when I’m maybe sick or something came up, I try to squeeze in a 1-hour study session. Doing something is better than doing nothing at all.
What is the best time to study?
Personally, I think the best time to study is during the early hours of the morning. Anywhere between 5-7 am. You just woke up and your mind is clear. The first piece of information that goes into your brain will probably stay there for a very long time.
I live in a lousy place and I like to study in a very quiet environment because it helps me to stay focused while studying. I find that time to be the most peaceful so I prefer to do some of my studying then.
Another great time to study is at night between 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. This time is perfect for any memorization you need to do because the last information your brain receives before calling it a day will also be retained.
I will suggest you try out different times during the day and see when you’re most focused and study during those times.
Why sleeping late is bad?
Sleeping late can be very dangerous to your well-being. This can affect your growth and your brain as well. Try and sleep for at least 8 hours a day. There has actually been a study that those who sleep for longer hours tend to be more productive.
Should I study if I’m tired?
Should I study if I’m sleepy?
Absolutely not. Once you’re sleepy, drop whatever you’re doing and rest. Take a nap because even if you try to study, you won’t grasp anything. So just rest.
That brings us to the end of our mini Q and A and now let’s get into the most important thing.
A perfect timetable for student
Before you create a study plan, you need to figure out how many hours you want to study daily and the number of courses you’re offering this semester. This will help you to make sure that no course is left out.
I don’t want this post to be very long so I’m only going to focus on showing you the best timetable for students.
If you want to read more about routines, then read about the best daily routine for students and a Healthy morning routine for school.
Like I mentioned above, studying early in the morning and right before sleeping in the night are the best study sessions.
Morning study session
We all have different times we wake up and when our classes start. If you can study for at least 30 minutes before your classes start, that would be perfect.
During this study session, study something less complicated. You don’t want to use this time to memorize to do any work that requires deep focus. This is the time I like to study flashcards. They are fun, easy to make, and retain.
Evening study session
After classes, you are probably too tired to start studying immediately. You should first rest, have dinner, and shower.
During this study session, this is where you do some deep focus work. This is the time to memorize content that is difficult to learn. So for each day of the week, study 1-2 courses daily(depending on the total number of courses you’re doing that semester). This study session should last for at least 2 hours preferably right before your bedtime (8:30 pm to 10:30 pm)
Weekend study session
the weekend should be when you do a lot of studying because there are no classes.
In the morning from 9 am to 11 am, do a lot of urgent school work. Complete your assignment, finish your project and the rest. Make sure you take a 10 minutes break.
Once those are out of the way, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, solve past questions, question banks, test papers and so much more. If you’re not using past papers to study, you’re missing out a lot. You should definitely go and check out this post about things I wished I knew before I started college. You will get all your answers there.
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm should be another study session. Use this session to study flashcards, watch tutorials, do some group work with your study partner(s). Having a study buddy is so helpful because sometimes what you learn from them is what sticks to you the most. I highly recommend a study buddy to every student out there.
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm will be our last study session for the day. Again, this is the perfect time for memorization. Go over everything you have been studying and memorize what needs to be memorized. Once that is done, you can call it a day.
This daily study timetable is perfect. It allows you to study and still have enough time to have fun and be creative.
If you want to be a better student this year, you need to try this schedule. This was what helped me to finally become an A student.
The Best Study planner
The study planner I am currently using is this minimal study planner by Rumieprints. It’s very functional and perfect for making the best timetable for studies. It’s printable so all you have to do is buy the file and print it out.
The study planner is part of the ultimate student planner that comes with so many great planner pages that will help you to start organized and productive. This is what I use and it’s so good and a great value. It’s so good that I named it the best college planner for students.
Final thoughts on the best daily study timetable for students
That brings us to end of this post. If you really want this to work for you and you’re ready to have a great school year, then you need to be very consistent. Eliminate any distractions and start using some of these time management hacks. They help a lot .
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