Pretty soon you get behind, start cutting corners, and catching up is hard to do. Stress goes up, grades go down. Pretty soon you’re dropping classes, changing majors, or even moving home.
Did I scare you off already?
Here’s the good news. You don’t have to worry about it.
I’ll go as far as to say that you’re going to get better grades than ever, regardless of your background or how well you’ve done before. Sure, you’ll need to put in the work, but you’ll do it without the stress and anxiety that plague most students.
Sound crazy? Not at all. A good study plan will help you do it.
I know what you’re thinking. You’ve probably never done a study plan. When you were in high school, chances are mom kept the calendar and continually asked if you had your homework done.
You’re worried that a study plan is too rigid and will prevent you from enjoying the spontaneity that makes high school and college so fun.
No need to worry. A study plan actually gives you more flexibility, not less. That’s because it gives you all of the information you need to know exactly where you stand every day. When you do go have fun, you can do it without worry.
But you have to make a good plan. What most college students call a study plan is just using a day planner or calendar to make a list of what they hope to do and when. That’s a start, but a good study plan also needs to cover the when, where, and how of getting things done. That involves knowing the answers to a few simple questions:
How much time do you have?
Much of your day will be taken up by things that you already have to do – classes, meals, sports, and jobs. Minutes matter in college. You need to know how you use them and know exactly how much time you have left for study.
What are all of the tasks you need to get done?
What do you need to do to get the ‘A’? You need to know every single task for every class and have them well organized in one central place.
How long is each of them going to take?
You can’t know if you have enough time if you don’t know how much time you need. Stop guessing. You can make reasonable estimates, learn as you go, and continually improve the accuracy of your plan.
When are you going to study?
When you study dramatically affects your efficiency. You’ll make the best of every minute and know exactly when you’ll get each task done.
Where are you going to study?
Separate your social and academic life and you’ll eliminate distractions and keep you focused so you will get more done in less time.
How are you going to study?
Students often do a great job of planning and have plenty of time to get everything done. The problem is that they can waste much of that time doing things in ways that don’t get the best results for the time and effort they put in. We’ll show you how to take notes and read your textbooks in ways that increase retention and dramatically speed review. You won’t need to cram for exams. When it’s time, you’ve been ready.
Are you going to study?
Having the right mindset, eliminating stress, overcoming procrastination, and knowing when and where to get help should all be part of your plan.
Time To Build Your Plan
Next I’m going to show you how to build your study plan. I’ve helped thousands of other students do the same.
It will give you a consistent way of doing things the same way, every day, that gets you a predictable result.
You will get better grades, with less time and effort, and with less stress than ever before.
You’ll be in much better control of your academic life.
There is no better feeling than that.
Part 2 Coming Soon!