RATIONALE - WHY MORE SPACE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY?
I received an ask recently so I had a look around the studyblr again for some weekly printables, but they all had the same format (either equal space for all days, or half the space for Saturday and Sunday) which is why I don’t actually use the weekly printables that I see around studyblr.
As a result, I decided to make you guys a printable based on what format I would’ve preferred if I was in high school and also what I prefer now as a university student, which is a weekly schedule with more space for Saturday and Sunday. (I haven’t seen this idea around tumblr, so I’d like to claim it as mine for now hehehe)
This is because once I got home from school/uni I would only have like 4 hours or so available to study, vs. 12 hours+ or the whole day available for Saturday and Sunday. I never understood why people would use a weekly printable with a tiny space for Saturday or Sunday, unless they were in primary school or full time work. The printables out there just don’t really suit what high school students and college students need.
Hopefully this will be more helpful than the printables you find around studyblr. I made it pretty and cute but minimalistic too, so that it suits a lot of different people’s tastes. I’m working on making it available in a variety of colours at the moment :) I decided to go for a simple square checkbox so that it suits both regular users and bullet journalists who prefer to code their tickboxes. And I decided to leave the space around the header blank for those who like to self-decorate :)
Please reblog/like if you use the printable, so that others can benefit as well :) and tag me @optomstudies or #optomstudies so I can see how you’re all going ^__^Have a great day everyone!
MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS
WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES
>> DAY 8 of 100 DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY
My messy math test review sheet for a test that was on Wednesday. I am so flipping happy that it’s over. Did I fail? Probably. Do I care? Hell no.
* jk kids don’t fail at school, k? good *
🎧 Listening to: Rather Be by Clean Bandit
How to Create a Language Learning Schedule (+ Printable)
I recently set up a new language learning schedule for myself and I thought some of you might find my approach useful, so I decided to create a short guide and a printable (you can download it as a pdf here). Lots of people struggle with finding a way to study several languages at once (I do, too, as I’m currently learning 5 languages) and I think having a good plan is essential!
As you can see, it’s quite simple. Once you have downloaded the printable, you can create a perfect schedule for yourself in a few easy steps:
1. Define your goals
First of all, you should know why you need this schedule and for how long you want to stick with it. Do you want to plan your studies for next week, the next month or the entire term or (school) year? What exactly do you want to learn until the end of that time period? How many words, how many grammar topics, how many levels in your favorite language learning app? You need to answer these questions in order to be able to estimate how much time you should / can / want to spend on your target languages every day.
2. List your languages and resources
Secondly, you should make a list in which you mention the resources, methods and tools you want to use for each language. It should look something like this (the more detailed, the better):
3. Divide your resources into categories
I put six categories on the printable. Use a color code to show which resource belongs in which category:
4. Almost there…
There are a few things you should consider before creating the actual schedule:
How much work and time do you need to put in to reach your goals?
How much time do you actually have in a normal week? When do you want to study?
Are all of your target languages equally important? How often do you want to study language 1,2,3,…?
Do you have any classes that you have to prepare for / do homework for? If yes, you can include that in your schedule!
Do you want to avoid studying two similar languages in one day?
Do you want to focus on a special skill?
5. Set up your schedule!
Goals, resources, time management - you’re ready to make a detailed plan! Here is a random example:
In case you were wondering “why do the whole coloring thing and list your resources and everything” - I think this is a way to avoid procrastination. Let’s say it’s Friday, so you should be learning French vocab (orange) and practise listening (green) in Spanish. Now, if you never made a list with all your resources, you might end up wasting your time on tumblr or google searching for “Spanish listening practice” and reading arbitrary posts or watching videos you already know without really doing anything because you just don’t know what to do. If you consider your list, you will know that for Spanish, you will either have to watch a movie or listen to some music, and for French, you will have to do either Memrise or Anki. As I said before, this gets easier if your list is more detailed. Actual tasks like “watch a movie on website x about y with subtitles in language z” will force you to work with what you’ve got and use the methods and resources you already know. I read so many posts like “I keep downloading textbooks for that language but I never use any of them, I just keep downloading more” and this won’t happen to you if you use the list!
I guess that’s pretty much it… I hope you like the printable, enjoy your studies!
Hey guys! Sorry for the inactivity; I’ve been super busy the past week organizing a student council event, but I’ve finally gotten around to making printables for April. This time, I also made a monthly organizer sort of thing, which has the following features:
A goals list to list down your goals for this month. A section for major events so that you may plan for them ahead of time. This would also be convenient if you have trouble sorting out your events on a calendar planner. A vision box for you to write your, well, vision for this coming month, such as how you wish to change, what you can improve, what you should stop doing, etc. New habits you’d like to try out this month, or even old ones you want to keep doing. A space for notes A quote by Albert Einstein (which frankly I spelled wrong at first because of my blog’s name hehe)
The calendar planner is the same as other months, but I’d really appreciate it if you could tell me how I can improve it or what features I should add.
just read the requirements for a report I need to write and basically started hyperventilating. not because I can’t do it but because I’m already so busy with my thesis. a three-month planning session is the answer! thank god for these printables by @emmastudies. 💕
So, I’ve decided to make a Project Planner Printable! (Available in A4 and Letter-size!)
This is kind of just a helpful sheet to get all of your project’s most important information all in one place! It’s useful to refer to for quick questions and, with the different sections, it can help keep track of things that you may need to include in your process book (such as how many phases were in the project according to the schedule, what was due for those phases, and your briefs).
I’ve also put some color to it, but there is also a blank version available for you to decorate yourself!