With a schedule, all our activities will be well organized. That way our lives become more organized and all our plans will work as they should. So is learning. For that, here are tips for making a perfect study schedule:
1. Pay attention to the biological clock
Everyone has their biological clock. Like when to sleep, when to wake up, and how long we sleep. All of that has been set in the human brain because of habit. If we follow the flow of our respective biological clocks, then all activities will run smoothly, because we do not interfere with our body systems.
It is the same in learning. For us to obtain and absorb matter properly, we must pay attention to our biological clock. In the sense of not slacking off. Because it would be self-destructive. And what’s worse is that we will get nothing from sitting for hours reviewing the material.
2. Pay attention to the right time for us
The meaning of the right hour is the time when we feel comfortable in learning when we feel that at that time we can absorb the material to the maximum. Everyone has different hours. Some people feel comfortable studying at night and before going to bed because they feel the material will settle once they sleep. But some feel more refreshed after waking up so they choose to study after waking up.
The suggestion for this is to choose a time when the surroundings are no longer noisy and quiet. For example, at three in the morning. That way our concentration will not be divided and more focused on learning.
3. Do it periodically
The essence of studying is not reading the entire material at once, especially one day before the exam. This is precisely what makes all our time when studying at school or campus will be wasted. Because we only remember for a moment then forget after the exam.
Keep in mind, learning periodically or repeatedly will get us used to it and then memorize it by heart. Because our brains were created to memorize all the habits we do. For example to eat and lift a spoon. Because every day we do it, we get used to it and spontaneously do it.
4. Avoid marathon study schedules
Learning in a marathon besides causing fatigue also causes boredom while studying. We recommend that in one day, we study repeatedly for a certain duration of about 45 minutes. Thus, in addition to not feeling tired, we also do not feel burdened in learning.
But if you have to do a marathon, then try to divide it into several sessions. Where one session is given enough rest time. For example, do three 45-minute sessions. Between sessions one and two and sessions two and three, we take a 15-minute break and then move on to the next session.
5. Create a weekly to-do-list
To-do-list serves to record what must be done in a certain time. With a to-do list, we can manage it so that nothing is missed and can work on it optimally. To-do lists can be written on a book, paper, or post-it and then pasted on the wall for easy viewing so you don’t forget your assignments. What needs to be noted is to prioritize tasks according to deadlines or scope of tasks. If it takes a long time, then do it well in advance of the deadline.
6. Set aside time to refresh
Continuous learning is not a good thing. Instead of getting knowledge as we expected, what will happen later is getting enough stress to interfere with further activities. And if not treated immediately, it could turn into depression and lead to our failure to achieve our goals.
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