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What are the best ways to get extra ordinary results in studies?

how to get extraordinary results in exams

What are the best ways to get extra ordinary results in studies?

Think of a work which you like most in your daily routine and see for yourself that you don’t get fatigued. It will appear to you as if the time is flying but when you want to do something which you don’t like at all, every single minute passed will appear as if you have working on it for an hour.

Developing a routine to study is way too difficult for students, as they have ‘other’ things to do apart from studies. Yet it is not that difficult, as it appears to be, as I am going to give you some handy tips to improve your routine.





01Mind Mapping


Mind mapping is the pictorial diction of brainstorming, a wonderful tool to organize your scattered thoughts. Given hereunder is a typical Mind Map to give you an idea what Mind Mapping is all about.

 

 

Start with the easy subjects you are comfortable with to study and brainstorm the topics in your mind and then translate them in the form of given sample template changing the titles and sub titles to all the branches of the Mind Map. This tool can be used in many ways to deal with your specific requirements.

Human mind can retain pictures more aptly then words, so try making use of pictures from Google Images to make a colorful representation of your thought process during brainstorming.





02Avoid Procrastination


Usually, at this age, the students are busier than the Prime Minister, so they keep delaying their home assignments until the D-day, which adds disappointment to their overall performance.

Think of it this way, if you manage to start working on your assignments the moment they are handed into you, you will have ample time to think on it and fine tune it to the satisfaction of your teacher. If your teacher is excited to see your assignment submitted on time, you are bound to get good grades.

 


03Make a Weekly Planner


In order to improve your grades, I would suggest you make several copies of the given Weekly Planner, as you would need two planners each week.

Fill in the Planned Weekly Planner two days before the start of the week [in as much detail as possible] as if you would be studying ideally with all sincerity.

As the week starts, fill in the blank planner sheet, exactly what you did during the day throughout the week on a daily basis.

At the end of the week compare the planned planner with the filled in planner [you filled during the entire week] and try finding the deviations in your planned activity and actual activity to judge yourself how much did you waste during the entire week and what needs to be improved to make effective use of the time available to you the next week for your studies.





04Urgent vs Important Matrix


Make use of the matrix given to identify the important tasks and their urgency level to manage your time. At one point in time, not everything is supposed to be Urgent or Important, this identification will help you understand and differentiate between urgent and important and hence will provide you an opportunity to manage your time properly.

important vs urgent matrix explained

 





05Planned Weekly Planner to be Filled in at the Beginning of the Week


Hours/DaysMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
00:00-06:00 Good Night Sleep
06:00-07:30Breakfast& Preparing for the University  
07:30-08:30        
08:30-09:30       
09:30-10:30       
10:30-11:30       
11:30-12:30       
12:30-13:30       
13:30-14:30       
14:30-15:30       
15:30-16:30       
16:30-17:30       
17:30-18:30       
18:30-19:30       
19:30-20:30       
20:30-21:30       
21:30-22:30       
22:30-23:30       
23:30 – 00:00Preparing for the Next Day

You can make changes in the planner as per your own convenience and requirement.





06Weekly Planner to be Filled in at the End of the Week


Hours/DaysMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
00:00-06:00 Good Night Sleep
06:00-07:30Breakfast& Preparing for the University  
07:30-08:30        
08:30-09:30       
09:30-10:30       
10:30-11:30       
11:30-12:30       
12:30-13:30       
13:30-14:30       
14:30-15:30       
15:30-16:30       
16:30-17:30       
17:30-18:30       
18:30-19:30       
19:30-20:30       
20:30-21:30       
21:30-22:30       
22:30-23:30       
23:30 – 00:00Preparing for the Next Day




You can make changes in the planner as per your own convenience and requirement.

This weekly planner works when you consistently follow it.work on your self to get something not good but best of all.For more tutorials and ideas subscribe to our YouTube Channel.Stay motivated and energetic.

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  • Excellent article, thanks.
    I just want to add:
    Another point that i have learned from my little cousin who was a top student and gold medalist at GIK is that he focus on class lecture with full concentration, i.e. we need to focus on whatever we are doing, if we are playing cricket focus completely during that time and don’t think of anything else, similarly while praying (Salat) focus on it – returns are much better when we focus on things we are doing at that time. Study time is study time – playtime is playtime, outing time is outing time….