With finals quickly approaching, I thought I'd do a little refresher on my study tips... (for more, refer to INTENSE STUDY TIPS).
My game plan:
Get a calendar (or make one) and write down everything that is due!
Seeing everything laid out will help you plan your attack!
Start figuring out when you need to start everything. I like to start with the LAST thing that is due and work backwards. For instance, I have two exams on May 9, so I plan backwards to know when to start studying for that. Then I have two projects due May 6, so I plan on when I need to start that.
As I go backwards, I have a mental image (you may want to draw it out if you can't store the image in your brain) of overlapping "activity lines" for each thing due.
In my notebook, I have everything written out again where I can see everything lined up on one page (the right side of the notebook). On the left side, I keep mini daily to-do lists! Normally they're much neater, but as the semester winds down, I end up scribbling things down as I think of them! It's my morning routine to mentally prepare my list, and then once I sit down to begin work, I write it down.
And because I just love love love progress, I started this word document where I highlight days and assignments as I go along. This is the ULTIMATE way to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!
And there is light. Remember, there is always light.
Sometimes I forget.
And sometimes I am absolutely convinced that I will not make it.
That I will not survive.
But then, I pop out of the tunnel. And I emerge in the most glorious light that can only be summer. And I survive.