While students’ life quite often remembers the meme about riding a bike through hell while everything around you is on fire, very few of us actually think about planning our time properly and learning at least some basics of time-management. I cannot blame people who are spontaneous because quite often it is the nature and essence of their being. However, we should not forget that academic degree requires a lot of commitment and responsibilities. And the worst thing is that people rurally care to even think about changing the way they live. So today, kiffe-me is going to rock your world by offering a great way to plan your daily schedule.
Simple Secrets of the Best Daily Schedule for Students
While planning a study routine, college students forget to be honest with themselves and set overly ambitious goals. So the first rule is: be honest a least with yourself. You are not going to survive a semester on 4-5 hours of sleep, neither can you succeed if you plan to study less than 15 hours a week. Rule number two is you have to consider your personality: are you a morning person or a night owl, what is your learning type and what form of study works best for you? Number three: make sure to plan some time for a recharge and retreat so your energy level remains as high as possible. Next, make sure you have enough time to cook or find some food, as well as do some exercise. If you have enough time and money, you can hit the gym, otherwise simply walk around the campus. And the last important thing is to plan some time for your hobbies or passion. This will help you refocus and keep up with all the other things you have to do.
So the Question Here is How to Plan Your College Weekly Routine?
A regular person has about 60-70 hours weekly they can devote to taking classes and studying, as well as about 10 to 15 hours for extracurricular activities (if we calculate an approximate time for sleep as 49 hours and 15-20 hours for eating/hygiene):
- plan the study time every day and at the same time. This way you will be able to memorize your schedule without having to check with your planner every 15 minutes;
- try to have specific study days (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5 to 6 p.m.), so you will know that the time for study is about to come and will easily get into the study mode;
- real the study time into the blocks of 30 to 45 minutes to have regular time-offs and be able to focus for a longer time;
- try to fill in as many study blocks as possible, especially fill in the spaces between the classes, as they are convenient time for short study periods;
- find a college class schedule template that works best for you, be it a paper planner, an excel file, or an app on your phone;
- make sure to set priorities for the upcoming exams or deadlines, as they are more important than everything else;
- if you are preparing for an exam, it might be better to create a reverse revision calendar rather than using regular timetables.
Don’t forget that you have to have some personal time for relaxation, family, and friends.
Learn to Prioritize
While working on your class schedule planner, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of work you will have to do. Do not let yourself be fooled. You just have to learn to protect your time and set priorities that are important to you. For example, first you have to e-mail your professor and finish the assignment, and then you can check your social media. Once you finish the most important task of the day, you can have a break and make yourself a cup of coffee. And of course, you will have to learn to evaluate how much time you need to complete the tasks on your list. Don’t get too upset if you cannot master this right away. Some people say it can take up to 6 months to ace this.
How to Make a Daily Schedule for Students?
If you prefer to work with a daily schedule rather than weekly or monthly, you have to remember that actually doing things is more important than simply planning them. This means that between finishing an assessment and having a planning time, you should choose the first one.
Make sure you write down your priorities and deal with the nagging tasks first. You may find it useful to break your timetable into smaller timeframes, e.g. with 15 or 30 min periods. This can give you additional flexibility while planning your time or adjusting to your classes.
Using Software to Create Your Schedule
Apart from the regular app on your phone or simply google calendar, you may find an idea of having a visual schedule builder extremely appealing. However, most of them are either freemium (with a limited amount of features available at no cost) or coming with a heavy price tag. So before you invest in anything expensive, you should try all the available options that come for free.
If you are looking for a way to create a paper college course planner, you may well evaluate the options of paper planners sold on the Internet. Some of the great choices are Plum Paper, Day Designer, and Mead.
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These are just examples of how a schedule can be filled in.
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You will be able to check out our free sample or use the templates above to adjust the planner to your needs. Don’t forget to check your planner on the daily basis and plan your time according to the classes you are taking.