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How to make a study plan

How to make a study plan

Before we kick off on how to make a study plan, let me quickly describe what a study plan is and why it is important for your learning. A study plan is a visual organisation strategy which timetables study, meetings, extra-curricular activities, and anything else in your life. It can even include goals and motivational quotes! A weekly study timetable is essential for all students, whether you are completing your final years of education, or still in primary school. Due to its flexibility, it can be catered to all students no matter how many extra-curricular activities you are doing or how many shifts you are working that week! Likewise, you can tailor the colour, images, or design - be creative!

When starting to write your study plan, it is always easiest to begin by adding fixed or regular classes and commitments, then you can work around them! When it comes to tests or exam times, study plans can be easily changed to suit an increased load but remember do not go overboard. Even though it is called a study plan, relaxing time is also very important and beneficial to your learning, so don’t forget to add it in! You can make a study plan on Microsoft Word, on paper or online!

*TIP: Colour code each box in the study plan based off urgency, school subject, or difficulty!

Here are links to my favourite online sources which you can use as a template or straight off the website!

https://onlinestudyaustralia.com/study-planner-timetable/

https://www.matrix.edu.au/how-to-create-a-study-plan-that-works/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRE0WicGz4I

But remember! Do not be disheartened if a study plan does not work for you. There are many other organisational strategies that could be more suitable for you, your personality, and your learning type. A few alternative options are physical diaries/calendars or to do lists.