study plan


What’s inside / how I use my (midori) traveler’s notebook! Many of you wanted to know about “my little brown notebook,” so here you are. This is by far the most customizable and fun organizational system around in my opinion. Hope you enjoyed the peek inside!

tea-withjamandbread  asked:

I think the idea of only Riza or Roy being executed for war crimes is 1000000 times worse than both of them being facing that fate. I can imagine Riza acting as a witness during Roy's trial and revealing to the world that she is the one who ultimately gave Roy the notes on Flame Alchemy therefore making her responsible for his crimes as well as her own. And Roy would be unable to deny this. Even while he is on trial she protects him at the cost of her life (OK I'm making myself sad time to stop)

I’ve been sitting on this for a few days and I’m currently procrastinating because I’m so tired so I figured what better time than now to answer it 8′D

I agree. When thinking about solely those two and their relationship wth each other, one facing that fate and not the other is so much worse. And you just made it sO BAD BECAUSE I CAN SEE IT IN MY MIND. LIKE, RIZA HAWKEYE STANDING BEFORE THE COURT AND LAYING IT ALL OUT ON THE TABLE AND SAYING, “I was the one who gave him Flame Alchemy.”

And he just can’t do anything about it. She can’t take it back. They all heard it…


my study plan: study a couple of hours each day, starting 6 or 7 days prior to the midterm. focus on one chapter each day. review highlighted points, photocopy lecture notes to quiz yourself. 

what i actually do: wake up in the middle of the night 12 hours prior to the exam to memorize each lecture slide and teach myself 6 chapters of material because i never went to one class after the first one 

Hey hey hey! Literally this semester i became a big mess without a planner 😩😩😩😩 i have the erin condred one, but i promise it not for me! So yeah, basically today i planned in this little paper i have around home! Hope you all having a great day, big kiss 🎒📚📓📖😘. #study #studying #studygram #study_time #study_time #studyabroad #studyabroad #studyday #studyday #studyblr #studyhard #studysmart #studymotivation #studylife #studyspo #studymotivation #inspiration #instagram #homework #planning #planner #today #pink

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The Pevensie's and their ideal Autumn Day


•Likes it sunny and mildly warm
•Goes to a bench at a park and sits
•Reads a book for awhile
•People-Watches a little
•Ends up playing with someone’s dog or kids


•Likes It cloudy with a little bit of sun
•Has to have hot coffee
•Will sit at her window seat and get some studying done
•Will plan her week since her brain is clear
•Ends up going outside for a short walk


•Likes it cloudy with a slight drizzle
•Nowhere to go, so warm jumpers
•A cup of hot tea in one hand
•Usually gets a lot of studying or reading done
•Creates a small fort of blankets and pillows to stay warm


•Usually she likes sunny days, but autumn is an exception. Cloudy and overcast is great.
•Goes outside with a picnic blanket and sets it on a dry spot
•Likes to sit under a tree and find all the colors
•Takes her camera with her and snaps a few shots of nature
•Likes to be alone to write out her thoughts in a journal

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:




  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. 


  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


  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!!! 

How to Plan Your Study Time


This is a planning method that I’ve come up with by combining different study methods I’ve come across until now.

I plan for each test, exam or assignment in detail . (At least) a week before the test/exam, I spend a day to complete my study plan - then I (try to) follow the plan religiously until the test day. 

Basically, there are 4 steps in my planning process:

1. Outline the big “chunks”.
i.e. the main topics to be covered for the test. These are often headings of chapters or modules. I call these “tasks”.

2. Break down& list the subtasks.
A topic/task must be broken down into smaller, manageable pieces that are very specific. More specific goals can lead to greater productivity. I refer to these smaller steps as “subtasks”.
Ask WHAT and HOW. WHAT are you going to study and HOW are you going to study it? So for example, “Study chapter 1.1″ would answer what you are going to study but not HOW. Break it down into smaller steps. Goals like “Summarise ch 1.1″, “Go through problems 1.1.3 to 1.1.11″, etc. are better.

3. Weigh the tasks & subtasks. Highlight the tasks/subtasks that: a) the lecturer emphasised or mentioned as a potential exam question; b) you struggled with specifically. These must be distinguished because they will require more attention and time than the rest of the tasks.

4. Decide when each subtask needs to be completed. I follow The Seven Day Study Plan to plan when I will complete each subtask, and assign a day (between D2-D6) (remember, D1 is used for planning and checking that you have everything that you need) There are a few rules that I bear in mind at this stage:

a) Assign more time to study for the sections highlighted in step 3.
b) Try, if possible, to finish one module within 1-2 days.
c) Try, if possible, to study the material in a logical order i.e. such that the topics flow and are connected to each other in a logical manner. Lecture plans often flow quite logically so I like to study the subject in the order it was taught.
d) It is a personal rule of mine to leave the last day (D7) open. I always try to cover everything before D7 and use the last day to catch up with whatever task I was unable to complete, and to review everything before the test.

After I am done planning, I copy the subtasks into my bullet journal/weekly planner.

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This is the template I use to plan my study time for a test or exam, following the process I have described above. To demonstrate the planning process itself I’ll use my study plan for my Intro to electrical engineering class test as an example.

So I fill in the title - the test/assignment I need to study for. Then I fill in the due date (i.e. the date I am writing this test) in the top right hand corner.

I now fill in the Basic Outline block - I list the modules I need to study for this test.

Next, I write each point in the basic outlines block into each task block. Then I write down the corresponding textbook chapter number and the slide set number/name.

I go through my textbook, slides, resources, etc. and decide how I need to study. Usually the structure would be: summarise - revise summary - go through examples from lectures/textbook - do tutorial questions - do textbook questions. (Here, I list the subtasks in no particular order because I write them down as they pop into my head. I write them down in order in my bullet journal later.)

I highlight the sections that are important/guaranteed to be in the test, and the sections that I struggled with. 

I assign a day to each subtask. I would usually plan to study 2 easy chapters together and plan separately for a more challenging module.

The completed plan would look something like this.

I use this process to plan for my essays as well. In this case, I list steps like planning, research, drafting, final draft in the Basic Outlines box, then follow a similar process as above.

If you have any questions, inbox me :)


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.’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

1. Prioritize

  • What does your school schedule look like/when do you have class?
  • How much time do you need to study?                                      
  • What subject do you need the most time for?  
  • How long does it take you to get ready in the morning/for bed in the evening?
  • When do you meet with friends?
  • How long does the way from school/college take?
  • How much freetime do you want to have?
  • How many breaks between studying?
  • How much time do your hobbies take away?
  • Etc.

 Count the hours/minutes you need for everything you do - but always plan some buffer time! Then write down on what day you do what so that you have a roughly overview to put in every column.


  • Monday:   Piano lessons (one hour) , History class (two hours), morning routine (30 min.), dinner (one hour)…                               
  • Tuesday:   Meeting with friends  (three hours), Tumblr (one hour), Workout (30 min.)..                                                                
  • Wednesday:   Englisch class (three hours)…

2. Make your Plan

You can use a program, an app, a printable sheet, a calender.. Whatever you want! I always find it helpful to colour-cordinate everything.


  • Green - Study Time
  • Yellow - Class
  • Blue - Family Time
  • Red - Hobbys
  • Pink - Free Time

 Printables + Useful programs

3. Stick to your Plan

  • write your goals right next to your plan
  • Take enough breaks - not only when you are studying (don´t stress yourself!)
  • Change your plan if you realize that you don´t like something
  • If you realize that a plan isn´t right for you, then that´s ok. It     doesn´t work for everyone
  • Take enough time to do the things you love
  • Be realistic
  • Find out when it´s the best time for you to study, do a workout etc.
  • Change Things up - don´t work on math for three hours and then on chemistry for two… you will get bored fast (if you don´t love to do these things)

Pictures of Plans

I hope this is helpful! If you have a question just message me here. Request a post here.

You messed up. And that’s okay.

You procrastinated on your homework.

You crammed for that test the night before.

You didn’t finish the book and started the paper the night before it was due.

You forgot a deadline.

You failed that pop quiz.

You overslept your alarm. 

Even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t, you messed up. And that’s okay.

You’re no less of a person because of it.

You’re no less of a studyblr community member because of it.

You’re no less intelligent because of it.

You’re no less of a hard worker because of it.

You’re no less of a student because of it.


We all have those bad days. Sometimes, we get tired of constantly being on the grind. We forget to take those me days. We stop and yearn for all of that free time. And eventually it catches up to us and we make boo-boos, but that doesn’t negate all the hard work we’ve put in so far or any of the hard work we will put in from here on out. Don’t let this one lapse in judgement, preparation, or thinking define your week, semester, or year. Use it. Work harder because of it. Make sure that the feeling of regret you have now is something you won’t feel for a very long time. 

Guys, it’s not about being perfect. It’s about letting the imperfections guide you instead of define you.

As you all know the secret to all memorization is revision. Revising can’t always be done the night before unfortunately, but has to be scheduled. Sometimes I find scheduling my studies quite hard, especially during stressful times. Here are some resources that can help you with scheduling your studies.

Making a study plan

Ways of planning

Balancing social life and studying in your study plan

Useful apps/web resources for making a study plan

Other productivity tips

Mastering Tests: Draft a Study Plan

(taken from MITs Centre for Academic Excellence, accessible here!)

Creating a realistic and effective plan to prepare for a test includes key steps:

Start Early

  • Begin preparing when you receive the subject syllabus. The syllabus is the road map of the class.  Be sure to enter all test dates in your personal calendar or planner.
  • Clearly identify the various “tasks” that you will have to do while you study.  Use key words like “read”, “write”, “create outline”, “memorize”, “rewrite”, etc.
  • Look at your schedule and work backward to set some deadlines like “review lecture notes” or “skim textbook chapters”. Revisit these deadlines as the term progresses.
  • Seek help in a timely fashion for those areas you find difficult and challenging.

Survey the Available Time

  • Once you’ve constructed your balanced schedule for the term, look for blank spaces that can be used for extra study in exam weeks.
  • Be sure that these will be times when you’re rested.
  • A week or so before the test, take a few minutes to fill in those blanks on a copy of your weekly schedule. For example, for a test on Friday you might see:

  • Make the most of the time you have. One-hour blocks between classes can be great times to review notes, practice problems, or organize yourself before speaking with your TA. If you discount these smaller pockets of time, you could waste 4-8 hours of potential study time.
  • Make your study sessions reasonable in length, working no longer than 2 hours without a break. If you plan to spend 5 hours on Thursday studying, you should plan to take a 30-minute break in the middle to recuperate. Your mind needs time to assimilate and process the new information. Most importantly, taking breaks will make it easier to approach difficult material without becoming distracted and discouraged.
  • Sunday: 6 hours
  • Monday: 2 one-hour blocks
  • Tuesday: 2 two-hour blocks
  • Wednesday: 2 one-hour blocks
  • Thursday: 5 hours.

Set Priorities

  • Figure out areas in which you’re confident and others in which you need intensive review. Quiz and pset scores may tell you this directly. If it isn’t clear, try the following technique.
  • From your syllabus, enter each topic on one line of our Test Study Checklist. Fill in reading assignments, homework, and handouts or other material that will be tested. Leave the lecture column blank for now, since you will review all lecture notes. You may have some other blank boxes: not every topic has reading or written assignments to review.
  • Highlight the areas in which you are least confident.
  • Make note of the areas most emphasized in lecture, recitation, or psets. Information that your instructor spent extra time teaching and correcting will likely receive special attention on the exam.
  • Note on your checklist any areas in which your lecture or book notes are vague, incomplete, or misleading. Plan to compare notes with a friend in these areas.
  • If you work well in study groups, plan to cover your weaker areas (and share your strengths) in group. TAs and tutors can also help you fill in gaps.
  • Schedule review meetings early and keep the appointment, so that you don’t fall behind in your preparation.

Choose a Study Style

Break down your studies in one of two ways: Study the most critical material first or Study the material in the chronological sequence that you learned it.

  • Most critical first: Study the highest priority material first, then the secondary material, which happens to have been taught earlier, etc. As you master one level, move down to the next. This method works well if the concepts you are learning in class are not closely interrelated.
  • Chronological sequence. If the material is interrelated and continually builds on previous knowledge, then it makes more sense to take a chronological approach. Begin your studies with the material from the first class and move forward in chronological order, spending only small amounts of time in low priority areas and more time in higher priority areas. This review will give you a stronger basis from which to master the more important material when you get to it. If you choose to study in chronological order, be careful to pace yourself so that you do not leave a critical block to do the night before the exam simply because it occurs last on your checklist.
  • For both styles, spend the most time on your highest priority work, a medium-amount of time on your second-priority work, and the least time on your lowest priority work (usually by skimming it).
    Before moving on, the question of whether or not to memorize often comes up when preparing for tests.  MIT students learn early that they aren’t supposed to rely on their memories when they approach their coursework.  While this information can help students to break habits learned in high school, it is not good to apply an all or nothing approach to this subject.

It can be helpful to memorize in the following two instances.  First, commit to memory information that comes up all of the time (formulas, equations, common ways of solving problems, etc.) so that there is no chance that time will be wasted on repetitive tasks.  Second, organize material that you need to recall on a test into lists that can be mentally accessed via acronyms, etc.

Stick to Your Plan

Here are some techniques to make certain your thoughtful planning stays on track.

  • Choose a good time and location to study.
  • Bring your checklist and stay on task. If you get stuck on a concept or problem, make a note on your checklist to speak with your TA, then move along. If you do fall behind, try to schedule an extra hour to catch up. But don’t panic: your study plan is a guideline, not an absolute.
  • Practice. Rework psets and sample problems from the textbook, noting how and why techniques are implemented. If you can’t explain the reasoning behind a process, you don’t understand it enough to get full credit on a test.
  • Note similarities and differences among problems. This helps to cultivate the skill of thinking flexibly. How and why does a solution work? How else could a problem be solved? How does the knowledge you are acquiring relate with other concepts?
  • Keep a list of formulae and major concepts. As you study, jot down items that you need to memorize. Review this material when you are caught standing in line or with time to spare between classes.
  • Selectively review your texts. Do not reread your textbook; you have already done it once and to do so again would overload you. Review only sections you have highlighted, any notes you made in the margins, formulae, definitions, and chapter summaries. You should be refreshing your memory and clarifying information, not assimilating it in extreme detail.
  • Don’t over-prepare. Is your study plan too ambitious and unrealistic? Trying to gain a “perfect” understanding of all the material can overwhelm and paralyze you. While it’s true that MIT exam questions often challenge you to apply concepts creatively, there is no way to anticipate every possible application of what you are learning. Thinking flexibly is a skill you will develop with practice, not by extreme studying. Construct and follow a reasonable study plan, and remember that instructors are testing what you can be reasonably be expected to know—a finite and manageable amount of work.
  • Too little time? Do you not have enough time to cover everything on your moderate and realistic list? Unfortunately, you will have to choose which things to study, and plan not to cover the rest. Only you will be able to judge which information is most critical to you, but remember that some studying is always better than no studying. Don’t give up because it’s impossible to learn everything. Incremental progress is still progress, so cover what you can well. Quality, not quantity, is the key.

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Taking a small break to plan out the week ahead. When I feel organised I’m less anxious and positive that things will turn out OK :)

Also my birthday is just around the corner! :D