Tip 1: Solid Study Habit – When to Study?
The first step in setting an achievable study goal is to bring a study habit. You need to allocate focused study-time. Avoid other activities during this study time. Do something productive with it. After one week of following, it can easily become a habit for you.
Tip 2: Suitable Study Technique – How to Study?
Pick a study technique that you find helpful in remembering your subjects. Ex: You can use flow-charts, note-taking, doodles, stick-notes, drawings, mind-maps, etc. to study.
Tip 3: Identify Short-term and Middle-term goals – What to Study?
Here, ‘What to study’ depends upon your short-term and middle-term goals. Know them. Write them down.
Examples Short-term & Middle-Term goals could be:
- I want to improve my grades before mid-term
- I need to focus on thermodynamics more
- I need to finish my quarterly assignment-papers before this week
- Get A+ in my Lab, etc.
It brings a precise focus for you.
Tip 4: Plan– How to Start?
Now, you have short-term and middle-term goals with you! Write steps to achieve it.
For Ex: I want to improve my grades in the coming Mid-Term
Write your Plans like:
- What paper did I score low? Which part is getting me low-scores?
- Spend extra study hours in the weekend
- Take some sample online tests etc.
Setting clear process goals are important to achieve the study-goals you set.
Tip 5: Limit Distractions – What to Avoid?
Make sure no one or nothing disturbs you during your study time. Limit phone and internet distractions.
Tip 6: Consistency & Monitoring – How to Get Results?
Star executing your study-plans. Be consistent with it. Monitor your progress. Ask yourself, have you accomplished your short-term goals? Did you get what you expected?