How to Create a Study Timetable

A study timetable means that you’re keeping up-to-date with the topics you’re studying in class, staying on top of homework and assessments, and gradually increasingly your knowledge base.

  1. Draw up a 7 day grid. You can download our free template here.
  2. Write down the things that are not flexible, like school or work hours.
  3. Set up two or three hour working blocks for every subject. If it is a two-unit subject, it should feature twice in your study timetable week. Generally, you should be studying two – three hours per unit per week. If it’s a challenging course or requires a lot of time, set aside the three block for it.
  4. Set aside one-hour break/meal times between subjects.
  5. Take one night off a week for a social and mental break.

Remember nothing is set in stone, and try to follow your timetable as closely as you can. Reassess if it’s not working for you, and draw up a new schedule.

Do a different set-up for during school terms and holidays when your schedule changes for a period of time.

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