Weekly planning

Actions to Take

  1. Print out the Weekly Study Schedule*.
     
  2. Mark in all your ‘life support' times, eg sleeping, meals, shopping.
     
  3. Mark in all your work-related or other commitments, eg travel to and from work, working hours, travel to and from children's schools, children's activities, other important regular family duties, important social and recreational activities.
     
  4. The remaining times are when you can study. Consider the following:
    • What times of the day or night are you most alert? Allocate your study sessions to as many of these times as possible.
    • What day can you take off from all study? You need a break like this if you can manage it.
    • You need a few sessions of 1 hour but most sessions should be 2 hours at least.
    • Study sessions should be spread throughout the week for maximum study efficiency and effectiveness.
         
  5. Check that you have enough time to complete all assignment and study on time.
     
  6. Place your study schedule in a visible place.

  *This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Jill Young, telephone +61 7 4631 1676 to obtain this information in an alternative format.