- Plan ahead – start planning early to help manage your time
- Short-term planning (daily to-do lists)
- Mid-term planning (weekly plans including class times, revision times)
- Long-term planning (semester plans including assignments and/or placements)
- Set apart some time for study – see overleaf for an example of how to develop a study timetable.
- Set goals – be S.M.A.R.T. when you set goals
- Specific – identify precisely what you have to do.
- Measurable – you need to break larger pieces of work down into smaller manageable chunks
- Attainable – don't set goals that are going to be difficult to achieve
- Relevant – the goal is working towards something you want or have to do within this time frame
- Timely – know when the goal needs to be achieved
- Set apart a place for study. This should be private, free from noise and other distractions.
- Prioritise your time. Take note of due dates and anything that needs more study time.
- Keep up to date with your studies. Revise your notes constantly as new topics often require an understanding of earlier work.
- Do tutorial exercises and work through examples. This often helps you highlight where additional effort needs to be made.
- Work through past exam papers as it gets closer to exam time.