STEP 1 – CREATE 2 NEW CALENDARS
Open google calendars and create a new calendar on the left panel of the screen. There will be a "+”, Click here and select new calendar to create a new calendar.
Name the 1st calendar "EXAMS". Click "Create calendar" to create. Create a 2nd calendar called "STUDY SCHEDULE".
Click the back arrow in the top left of the page to return to the calendar page.
STEP 2 – FILL IN YOUR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Now that you are back in calendars make sure you are on the monthly view. Click on the grey dropdown box in the top right of the screen and select month.
Start by blocking off your Exams. Make sure that only the exams calendar is checked and then click on the day of your exam to create the event. Type in the name of your exam and click save.
Next (with the study schedule calendar selected) start to block off the days you will be studying for particular subjects.
You can for example block off 5 days to study for Marketing and 3 days to study for Accounting. To create an event simple click and drag your mouse over the days you want to create the event for.
So for example if you are studying for Economics you may need to:
- Revise Chapters 1, 2 and 3;
- Make page summaries for Chapters 1, 2 and 3; and
- Meet with your study group, etc.
*At this stage do not worry about which specific day and time you are doing what, you are just writing a "To Do" for each subject. We will plan where everything goes in the next step.
STEP 3 – PLAN YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE
Now that you have planned roughly what days you will be working on what subjects, you can start to plan when you will tackle certain tasks. For this you will need to click the grey drop down menu in the top right and select "Week".
Click on a specific blocked period at the top of the calendar and a summary of that event will pop up. Here you will be able to see all of the details of the tasks you need to cover in that period.
Click and drag on the top or bottom of the coloured block to adjust the time duration.
Move events around as you go (click and drag middle of block) and adjust in real time if you need more or less time for a particular subject.
And there you have it, your digital study timetable.
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