study plan

PLANNING YOUR WEEK
Start early!
  • Planning your week should start Saturday night. The week officially begins on Sunday, and Saturday night is the day to figure out everything that will be happening. By doing this, you do not have to spend meaningless time on the Sunday which commences your week with tasks such as planning. Everything should already be planned.

Find out what is on your plate for the upcoming week

  • Look at your school’s portal, or the syllabus, whatever your instructors use to inform you of tests, quizzes, essays and other assessments. Write down what is coming up this week!!! Know everything there is to know about what will be on your plate.

Use color

  • Color is an extremely effective categorization tool. It can allow you to distinguish between tests, quizzes, essays, homework assignments, extracurricular activities, health, personal activities, and more. Assign a color to each subsection of your plan, and create a key so you’re aware of what’s happening. Stay true to this color key, and don’t stray from it.

Prioritize

  • Your plan should feature the most important things to complete and the least important. However, your plan should also establish a general understanding of the ranking system these assignments fall under. If you have a very important test coming up which will count for a large portion of your grade, it should be featured earlier in and stressed more clearly in your plan. Utilize highlighters to clarify the importance level of different assignments.

Make time parameters

  • Making a plan is very important, but assigning time blocks to the plan is arguably even more important. Consider what you do every day after school. Think about how much you do after every day, and at what times you will be doing homework. Consider the length of time it takes to complete each assignment. Then, assign time blocks to each assignment. For example, you could assign “English Essay” for 4 pm - 6 pm, then “Break” from 6 pm - 6:30 pm, then “Math Worksheet” from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. This will keep you on track and going to sleep at a reasonable time.

Leave time for fun

  • It cannot be all school all the time - it is not healthy or conducive to effective living. Leave time for fun and breaks. This can manifest in reading a nice book in between assignments, or planning a hangout session with friends during the week. You only get one childhood, and you can NOT spend the entirety of it in academic mania.

Feature your extracurriculars and appointments

  • When you plan out everything, you have to include e v e r y t h i n g. This means that you must feature any meetings you have for extracurricular commitments, doctors appointments, personal appointments and more. This will ensure your plan is truly accurate.

Make copies!!!

  • Put your plan EVERYWHERE. There should be a copy in your planner, a copy in your bullet journal (if you have one), a copy on your desk, a copy on your mirror, and more. Put the plan anywhere you look often, and anywhere it won’t be drowned by other things.

U S E I T

  • Do not ignore the plan, now that you’ve spent all this time making it. Put it to good use! Keep it with you. Love it, learn it, and make it again next Saturday.
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nakashima jin
jin is the only person on the team whom the Troublesome Trio doesn’t fuck with, out of pure respect. he’s forceful, unsociable, and taciturn (but that doesn’t mean he’s cold.) he has very powerful serves and spikes. he likes to keep himself updated on current events. like aoki, he is semi-fluent in english (they can be seen conversing sometimes; or rather, aoki talks and jin nods and listens) and he has plans to study in america for college (hence his concern)

regarding kojima: jin is usually ambivalent towards the antics of the team; instead he puts effort into keeping an eye out for kojima. as an ace himself, he can tell that kojima is ace material, and he understands the source of kojima’s frustration and anger (sakurai doesn’t understand where kojima’s attitude comes from and therefore thinks kojima is being difficult on purpose. jin understands that kojima’s ability comes from his own hard work instead of innate talent and that’s why he’s jealous/angry that inoue’s a regular player and he’s not.) jin doesn’t reach out very often, but he does know how to interact with kojima and is actively there for him when kojima needs it most. JIN IS A DISTANT, BUT GOOD SENPAI. (it probably helps that he’s the oldest of three siblings.)

regarding the other 3rd years: theyre close friends! sakurai and jin like being around heiji because he has a way of lightening their stress and is a good conversationalist, and heiji and jin are good listeners for when sakurai has opinions complaints about their underclassmen.
sakurai and jin are especially close; sakurai is the only person who does not hesitate to drop off against jin’s shoulder during bus rides and jin is the only person who calls sakurai by his given name. they have a deep mutual understanding of one another and actually they’d probably be very good together lol

yamasaki heiji: his physical prowess is extremely average but his game sense is top-notch. he’s a laid-back captain who doesn’t appear to take his role seriously; in actuality, he knows precisely how to handle his team. kura minami is composed of players who generally dislike being told what to do; the way heiji manages them is therefore rather roundabout but he makes it work bc he is a master manipulator. he knows exactly what to say to pick up his team when their spirits are low, and he’s generally the mastermind who orchestrates their team tactics. he laughs a lot. he REALLY enjoys unhealthy food (the instant kind.)

I think of the good, decent, peace-loving people I have known by the thousands, and I wonder. How many of them are so afflicted with the wasting disease of normalcy that, even as they declare for the peace, their hands reach out with an instinctive spasm … in the direction of their comforts, their home, their security, their income, their future, their plans—that five-year plan of studies, that ten-year plan of professional status, that twenty-year plan of family growth and unity, that fifty-year plan of decent life and honorable natural demise. “Of course, let us have the peace,” we cry, “but at the same time let us have normalcy, let us lose nothing, let our lives stand intact, let us know neither prison nor ill repute nor disruption of ties.” And because we must encompass this and protect that, and because at all costs—at all costs—our hopes must march on schedule, and because it is unheard of that in the name of peace a sword should fall, disjoining that fine and cunning web that our lives have woven, because it is unheard of that good men should suffer injustice or families be sundered or good repute be lost—because of this we cry peace and cry peace, and there is no peace. There is no peace because there are no peacemakers. There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war—at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
—  Fr. Dan Berrigan

Hello, people! The time has come: I will teach you the secret to study for three days and remember everything for your test. This is a hardcore studying session so I would recommend to only do it when you are truly freaking the fuck out. Now, I must tell you: It’s gonna involve some hard work, so sit comfortably because we’re about to start:

REMINDER: YOU DON’T NEED TO DO THIS IN A ROLL. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE DURING THE  COURSE OF THE DAY. 

REMINDER 2: REMEMBER TO EAT, DRINK WATER AND GET ENOUGH REST. YOU DON’T NEED TO FORGET ABOUT YOUR HEALTH IN ORDER TO GET BETTER GRADES. 

DAY 1

  1. First reading of your main textbook
  2. Second reading + highlighting 
  3. Research more about the topic (internet, other books, talk to your friends, etc)
  4. Resume everything (notes)
  5. Do a mind map of main points 
  6. If what you’re studying needs something to be memorized “word by word” (such as: meanings, processes, references, chemical reactions, etc), write it down and put it on your wall. You’re gonna read it several times during the day. 
  7. Write down the topics and key words on a reference paper (you’re gonna take this paper everywhere, forcing your memory to expand from those simple key words) 
  8. Review your notes 
  9. Do ten exercises (questions)
  10. Review your notes + exercises 
  11. Watch a video class 
  12. You’re done for today. Good job. Now rest, tomorrow is a new day. 

DAY 2

  1. Review your notes
  2. Read them out loud
  3. Read them again, but this time record yourself
  4. Listen to it. Twice. 
  5. Review your notes before bed

DAY 3

  1. Review your notes + listen to your recordings from yesterday
  2. Do 30 exercises (questions)
  3. Review notes + exercises 
  4. Listen to your recordings again
  5. Review your notes one more time.
  6. FANTASTIC JOB! Now it’s your time to rest. If you’re feeling like it, read your notes one more time before bed. 

One more time, this is a heavy studying session, and not supposed to be done all the time. Remember to take care of your health and take several breaks during the day. If you don’t need, there is no need to do everything listed here. 

Good luck!!! 

Hey guys! A little while ago, I decided to establish a study plan for myself, and I decided to make it into a master post. So..here’s my usual study plan. Enjoy!

Study Plan

Day 1:

  • make vocab flashcards
  • start writing/highlighting notes
  • read your textbook/chapter twice

Day 2:

  • review flashcards twice
  • read notes twice
  • read textbook/chapter once
  • create some diagrams

Day 3:

  • find a video about the topic
  • read your notes aloud once
  • read your textbook/chapter once
  • review diagram

Day 4:

  • try rewriting you notes from your memory
  • read notes aloud once
  • read textbook once
  • practice vocab flashcards

Day 5:

  • make a summary of your chapter/lesson
  • go over vocab
  • read notes
  • read textbook
  • find more videos on the topic

Day 6:

  • try to find an educational song about the topic(trust me, it makes concepts stick in your head)
  • review vocab
  • read notes aloud once
  • read textbook/chapter once
  • go over diagrams or try to redraw them from memory

Day 7

  • go over your vocab
  • watch another video
  • read aloud notes
  • read material
  • go over diagram again
  • get a good night’s sleep!!!


Hi! Hoped that was a bit helpful! That’s the way I usually study for exams. Let me know if you’ve seen any other posts like these or have some ideas for studying! I’d love to see more posts about study plans since I’m always looking for a new way to study. :D BTW: The banner was made on Canva. =D

Okay, shit’s fucked. You have a test in less than 24 hours and you’re freaking out. But fear not! This study plan is made for you to retain the biggest amout of information you can and practice what you know. Let’s start: 

  1. Get water and something to eat.
  2. Get your books, your class notes, everything,  + something to highlight. 
  3. Mark what’s important (things your teacher talked about over and over, the main points of the chapter etc)
  4. Write down formulas, chemical reactions, basically anything you need to memorize step by step and put it up your wall. Read it several times during the day. 
  5. Read everything again and record yourself.
  6. Listen while writing down key words. 
  7. Now, you’re going to calm down. Take a deep breath. Start off by asking yourself “what?” answer with the main point. “Why? explain. “Why?explain. Keep going like that until you get to the point where you don’t know. Look at your books and get your answer. Keep asking “why? (same thing with math and physics: “why did I get this result?”) 
  8. Get your materials and answer at least 10 questions. This way, you’ll be learning both the subject and how the questions are usually made. Don’t get nervous if you don’t get anything right at first, just keep doing it. 
  9. Repeat number 5 (don’t need to write down anything) 
  10. +10 questions and explain them to yourself after
  11. Listen to your recordings.(+ one more time before you go to sleep) 
  12. Calm down, you did it. If you want to (or still have time), read everything over again. 

REMINDERS:

  • The key is to do one thing at a time.
  • You won’t be able to remember everything if you read something fast over and over. Take it easy and you’ll get more information. 
  •  It’s easy to get stressed in this situation, but you need to keep in mind that you CAN do it. 
  • Do a favor for yourself and don’t procrastinate. This is something important and you’ll feel much better knowing that you did something. 
  • GOOD LUCK!! 
a honest study guide

As I am usually a straight A student, I thought I’d share some of my favourite study “hacks”, but be warned: i will not be gentle with you. I am going to tell you the brutal truth about getting great marks, because it is no use sugarcoating the fact that school is actually super hard work! 

discipline beats motivation

to be honest no matter how perfect your/any studyblr might be, looking at a blog will unfortunately never ever motivate you to study as hard as you will have to to get an A. Studyblrs may inspire you, but the one thing which will really get you studying is discipline. So, as cruel as it may sound, force yourself to be productive and you will get some serious work done.

Originally posted by prettylittleworldoflies

have no social life

… at least on some days. if you find it difficult to fit your studies into your social life, try reversing the whole thing. Don’t make plans with your friends on days during which you want/need to study. This definitely isn’t fun, I know, but for me, I often find it difficult to get work done when I have plans later that day as firstly, getting a certain amount of work done within a strict time limit stresses me out and secondly, you should definitely use all the time you can get - especially shortly before the upcoming exam.

Originally posted by geeky-ness

all-nighters equal bad time management

truth be told good students normally won’t have to pull all nighters as sleep is very important for not only your concentration but also for your health. To make sure that you get enough rest you should start studying as early as possible, for me that is normally one week before the particular exam, and plan what you will do on which day without trying to fit everything into the last minute. That will leave you relaxed, well rested and concentrated on the day of your exam.

Originally posted by suitelikechocolate

find something that keeps you going

i usually drink a lot of coffee when i am studying, because during a hard study session i need to stay focused and awake. If you don’t like coffee, you could also go for black tea or green tea or simply some fruit as it is very important to get some vitamins (or in my case caffeine) in your system to not fall asleep while working.

Originally posted by whymywriteriscrying

ask for help

whether you swap notes with your colleagues or you mail the professor some questions doesn’t matter at all. It’s only important that you accept that you probably won’t be able to do everything on your own, so find yourself a study partner, ask questions when something seems unclear to you or even get a tutor. And definitely don’t be embarrassed about asking questions! Nobody knows everything.

Originally posted by adolescencia-turbulenta

no distractions

studying is boring and you might find that music makes it a little more exciting, but often listening to music or taking a lot of breaks is only keeping you from getting work done. So suck it up and study either silently, to classical music or to relaxing noises you can find on the internet. Also try not to take too many breaks. Don’t overwork yourself, of course, but also try to stay focused for longer than 15 minutes as this will allow you to be more productive and don’t study with friends if you end up chit-chatting to each other instead of working.

Originally posted by droneandting

write everything down

even if you have a good memory, you won’t be able to remember a thing after class, so suck it up, don’t talk to your desk mate and focus on writing everything important down what the teacher says. even if you get handed enough material there will still be things which you should write down such as explanations, examples and additional information. that will help you later on to understand what you are actually studying.

Originally posted by teendotcom

you absolutely need to study

don’t ever think, no matter how much attention you’ve paid in class or how good you are at a certain subject, that you won’t have to study. there is always work to get done and if you are already good at something work on being better to excel at academics. 

Originally posted by dadgan

(i added fun gifs, because it seemed a little too harsh - good luck, babes, you are going to pass your exams) 

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Thank you so much for all the nice feedback, tagged photos, and stories. The people from the studyblr community have become such a huge part of my life this year and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to know more of you. I’m proud of the person you’ve become and I wish you all happiness and success. I’ll continue to root for all of you this 2017!

As my token of gratitude, here are the last set of printables I’m releasing this year!

Year at a Glance
black and white / colored

Monthly Calendars
Yes! It’s the whole set and you now have bigger spaces to write in everything you need! You can also choose from two options: week starts on a sunday / week starts on a monday

A tagged snapshot of your computer, phone, or study space using these freebies would be very much appreciated. (Use #thearialligraphyproject or #arialligraphy!) 😊

I’ll see you all on January 5th for the third post under the Plan and Play series!

Love,
Ariadne

In honor of my 5th semester in a row of all A’s (hell yeah boiiiii) I’m going to make this post. I don’t know how I did it because I am honestly so lazy.

  1. Grades are reflective of your work ethic and your ability to strategize, not your intelligence.
  2. Be real with yourself. Are you sure you are ready to commit to perfect grades? Are you ready to work, day in and day out, when it sucks and classes are boring and hard? Are you ready to feel satisfied for all of the hard work you put in? If the answer is yes, congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a straight-A student.
  3. Prioritize classes. Not every class requires the same amount of work, and you should find out the hardest classes early on in the semester. These will take the most time, and you will have to spend extra time and effort to get a good grade. When choosing classes, make sure you will be able to handle them. Make sure you will be able to ace all of them, at the same time. That being said, don’t shy away from hard classes. You have to challenge yourself. Take a few AP’s. They are worth it.
  4. Make friends with teachers/professors, especially the ones that teach hard subjects. I am very close with my chemistry professor, and this has proved invaluable because I am able to get free tutoring, as well as a great recommendation letter for college apps.
  5. Have other goals. You need to do something that is not studying to keep you productive. I would highly recommend joining a sports team or club. I exercise (usually running and weightlifting) at least 2 hours a day, usually more. Playing 2 sports made me more healthy, social, and productive. Running calms me down, and weightlifting makes me feel strong. Do whatever makes you feel good, as long as it’s healthy.
  6. Learn to manage time well. How do I play 2 sports, get straight A’s, have a studyblr, and have time to spare? The answer is that I take care of myself well. I go to bed at 10:30 or 11 each night so I can get 7 ish hours of sleep. I do homework during lunch or in class so I don’t do it at home.
  7. Slack off. Yep. I said it. I complete assignments strategically, spending the most time on things worth the most points. Things that will only take a few minutes can occasionally be done in class right before the teacher is collecting homework. I have done this all too often. That being said, small assignments really do add up so make sure you do an acceptable job and turn them in on time.
  8. Turn something in. It is ok to sometimes slack off in quality, but if something is due, you better turn something in. Something is better than nothing. Getting extensions on assignments for no reason will make the teacher think you are lazy, or don’t care about their class. Every single essay and worksheet does not have to be your best work, but make sure you fill the basic assignment requirements, and it should be enough. 
  9. Extra. Credit. Some classes don’t offer this, but if they do, just freaking do it man. Knowing you can miss an assignment because you did extra credit earlier is the best feeling, especially when doing that assignment would have meant losing sleep. 
  10. Plan (sort of). I have a bullet journal where I write important assignments down. As I said, there are some assignments not worth your time that you can half-ass. The ones I write down are the ones I need to do well. If you write down every. last. assignment. you will burn out and stop planning altogether. 
  11. Sometimes, go above and beyond. You know that subject you really like? With an awesome teacher? Spend time on it. Make your project extra beautiful, and read ahead in the textbook. Watch video lectures online, and maybe even make a studyblr post about it. Your extra work might not be turned in for credit, but it will make you feel a whole lot more knowledgeable on the subject. Do this for classes you hate, too. Maybe it’s not as bad as you think it is. The extra effort might allow you to see the beauty in a subject you used to despise. 
  12. Be real with yourself (again). This past semester, I had a B+ for a few months in a subject I really love. I wasn’t mad, and I didn’t stress about it, because, honestly? It doesn’t really matter. Eventually I brought the grade up again, but it would be fine to me either way. 
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201016 | new member of the studyblr community here! 🌿✨ finally got around to photographing my 2017 hobonichi planner + the parts of my ebay stationery haul that have arrived, the lighting was terrible this week bc of the rain.

- ̗̀ dec 28th 2016 ̖́-
planning my finals with the “plan for exam” poster that came with my monster study planner (⌒ᴗ⌒)ゞ

- taken from my instagram @milkteastudies