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studyforyourself:

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.
 Example:                                                                                          
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.
 Example:
Green - Study Time
Yellow - Class
Blue - Family Time
Red - Hobbys
Pink - Free Time
 Printables + Useful programs
 Create A Online Study Plan
EssentialPIM
Make my Solution
Free Printable Planners
Schedule Template
My Study Plan App
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
1  (source: psychstudentstudy)
2  (source: study-inspo)
3  (source: studying-engineering)
4  (source: star-student)
I hope this is helpful! If you have a question just message me here. Request a post here.

studyforyourself:

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.

 Example:                                                                                          

  • 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.

 Example:

  • 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.

studyforyourself

Anonymous asked:

Hey, Can you give some tips for staying motivated, staying focused, and procrastination? I'm also really scared about this school year because i'm taking AP classes :(.

successobsessed answered:

Motivation:

  • Set your computer or phone’s background to something inspiring
  • Make a motivational board with all of the things that motivate/inspire you to succeed and place it near your workspace
  • Daydream about the kind of life you want to live/your dream job/etc
  • Write down your goals
  • Talk about your goals and aspirations with someone (it helps if it’s someone who’s got goals and aspirations of their own)
  • Make to-do lists and check things off as you go

Focus:

  • Make sure you’re getting enough sleep
  • Study at a time of day when you feel most productive
  • Eat brain food (blueberries, salmon, nuts & seeds, avocado, whole grains). Your health can have a major impact on your concentration levels. Similarly, eating unhealthy foods can make you feel slow/sluggish
  • Try to get yourself into a ‘zone’ for studying where you mentally block out all distractions. For me this means making sure my workspace isn’t cluttered before I start, putting on comfy clothes, and listening to music (classical usually) through headphones
  • Refrain from using your phone or straying and using your computer for things that aren’t work-related. Use your study breaks for that! If it helps, you can set a timer and only take a break when it goes off.
  • Also phone/computer-related: if you’re someone who compulsively reaches for their phone every time they hear it ring or vibrate or just has to check their facebook messages when they hear the alert— set those things to silent! Whatever it is, it probably doesn’t need an immediate response and your work is the top priority.

Procrastination:

  • Schedule your study-time as though it’s your job. You can’t just skip a shift at work or there will be consequences, treat studying the same way
  • Tell yourself you’re going to study for 15 minutes. Just 15 minutes, anyone can manage that. When the 15 minutes are up, if you still want to stop you can stop—most of the time you’ll be into your studying so you’ll feel like you can keep going, or you’ll figure “might as well study a little longer to make it count”
  • Set an alarm for when you’re supposed to study. Every snooze that goes by will be a nagging reminder of the time you’re spending procrastinating
  • Check out apps like Cold Turkey for Windows or Selfcontrol for Mac that block distracting websites for a certain period of time

Good luck with your AP classes! I’m sure you’re gonna be awesome :)

sleepwithanengineer

studylikeadoctor:

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR STUDYING SCHEDULE: 

Hey guys!! Since some of you asked me how I organized my studying schedule for this summer, I thought it would be best to make a post about it. It’s the first time I make a post such as this, and I’m sorry for the poor quality of my photos, but my mobile phone has the only camera I have at hand, so let’s get down to business! 

  1. KNOW YOUR DEADLINES: It’s important to know when do you have your exams, when is that essay due and so on. This way you’ll keep track of time and you’ll know how much time you need to commit to each task. I would advise color coding each one, as I did with the subjects which exams I have to retake in september. This way, you’ll have your goals and needs always in mind. 
  2. KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY: It’s important to be sure of all the things you need to study. As you can see in this image, I wrote down every unit I need to know for my anatomy exam, and I did the same for the other subjects as well. I also added a little checkbox beside each unit in order to keep track of all the times I revise each one so I can know at a glance how I’m doing and where I need to improve. 
  3. USE ADDITIONAL TOOLS: Getrevising is a webpage that can help you create a schedule if you don’t know where to start. It gives you the opportunity to, completely free, add your classes, appointments, subjects and deadlines to create a schedule. You can also give a priority to each subject so they can assign more study hours to those subjects you find more difficult or where you need to invest more time. I used it as a reference, because it is not perfect, and I don’t know if it’s possible to change the study blocks from 1 hour sessions to longer or shorter ones, but it helps you to make an idea of how many hours you should invest in each subject. Anyway, this tool is completely unnecessary, but I used it because my study schedule is for the whole summer (that’ll be two months of holidays) and so I felt a bit overwhelmed by how many things I needed to tackle. 
  4. EDIT AND WRITE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE ATTENDING TO YOUR NEEDS: The most important thing when you write your study schedule is to know your strengths and limits. I printed a weekly schedule from my laptop iCal to see at a simple glance how many things I had going on in a week and how many hours I could dedicate to study. You can find simple weekly calendars anyway or you can even make your own. The first thing I wrote down were all those unavoidable things such as birthday parties and weddings and medical appointments as well as those things I want to do daily such as running, bathing, walking the dog or reading a bit at night. Once this is done, I can see how many free hours for studying I have, and if I feel like they are not enough, I cut down some things that aren’t completely necessary, because sometimes what is necessary is to make some sacrifices. But remember to always leave some free time for yourself, because it’s good for you to relax and get some strength back. Then, looking at your get revising schedule or simply knowing your needs, write down every day which units you are going to study. Try to be realistic, and don’t cram things in every study session. If you can only study tree units in one morning, then do that. Otherwise you’ll feel stressed and you won’t keep up with your schedule, which can make you feel bad and think that it’s not being useful at all. I’d also recommend highlighting your subjects with the same colors you used for your deadlines calendar, because it’ll help you make an idea in your head of your week. 
  5. TRANSFORM YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE INTO A DAILY ONE: I find it better to, once a daily schedule is prepared, write it down as a daily own, to the hour. Some people may think this is a bit obsessive, but it makes me less stressed knowing what I should be doing in every study session. Moreover, it makes me feel satisfied crossing out things I have already done, and crossing them out of my list! If you’ll feel stressed watching the things you have to do every hour using just the weekly schedule may be fine for you. I used a simple lined notebook and wrote the hours myself. 
  6. PLUS:KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS: If you don’t want to make a daily schedule, or if you’re not accustomed to follow a schedule this thick, you may find useful keeping track of your progress. You can write down what you do every hour your dedicating to studying, or maybe you can write down things as “I planned to study for 3 hours with two 10 minutes breaks and I managed to study just 2 units when I planned to study 3”. This may help you know your weaknesses and analyze what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. When you realized things as this, you’ll find easier to make a reliable and realistic schedule that is up to your needs and strong points. This way you’ll know if you work better in the mornings or the afternoons, if you get distracted easily… But remember that the most important thing is to take things easily and bit by bit. Everyone works differently, and what may work for others may not work for you. Analyze and know yourself, and then no one or anything will stop you. 

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I hope you found this helpful. I know this is just my method, but some of you were curious about it and I find inspiring knowing about other people’s methods. This way you can find your inspiration to work out your own methods and habits, and you’l feel much less frustrated when you manage to achieve your goals, but take your time and be patient. Succeed will take your hand if you work hard a bit everyday!!!! 

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Tumblr Resources for College: 

  1. Is your college on Tumblr? Check the list from higheredsocialmedia.
  2. Wondering what to pack? See these College Packing Index Cards.
  3. Looking for general college tips? Follow College Tips 101.
  4. Rather skip the Freshman 15? See the Dorm Dietitician.
  5. Need some study motivation? Visit studyinghard and studymuse.
  6. Seeking study tips? Try College Smarts.
  7. Living on campus? Get tips from a third-year RA.
  8. Need note taking and time management tips? Go to Study Hack.
  9. English grammar help? The YUNiversity explains the rules with memes.
  10. Designing your room? See trends, be cool and get inspired.
  11. Want to stay healthy? caffeinatedcranium has the masterpost.
  12. Have college questions? Try the College Survival Guide.