Hey there, all you teens with exams coming up *yay so excited*.

So there comes a time when you realise you have to start studying and organizing and all that stuff no one wants to do. The easiest way, I find, is to make a study schedule. A study schedule, for those who can’t figure it out, is basically a calendar for studying. You’ll write down the different goals and assessments you set for yourself on a particular day. So here’s what you’re going to need:


Paper, pens, Post-its and highlighters

Now you’re going to stick as many pieces of paper together as you like (depending on how many days or months you want your study schedule to be), but I would honestly just go for a month at a time. Once you’ve done that, just go ahead and stick your Post-its one by one in horizontal and vertical lines, one Post-it for each day. When you’re done with that, write down each day’s date in the top left hand corner.

Now comes the fun part. Decorate your study schedule with stickers, doodles, drawings, anything you want. Once it’s all ready to go, make a list of all the different things you need to study. Then divide all the work into the amount of time you have, and write down a different task for each day. Smaller tasks (like learning a few vocab words) when you don’t have much time, and bigger tasks (learning a whole History chapter) during a weekend. Colour code your different subjects or tasks to make it easier and clearer in your mind.

But I’m not motivated enough to do work… Aha. Leave a little space on your study schedule or just stick another piece of paper at the bottom. Time to make your motivation/procrastination board. Make a list of things you love to do, or that distract you while you work (mine are Facebook, WordPress, YouTube, my phone,…) and one by one, write them down on a different coloured Post-it. Then get a pair of scissors and cut four lines down the bottom of the Post-it to create five tabs, writing down 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on each one. If you’ve written four pages of your essay, or memorized twenty vocab words, you can allow yourself one YouTube video, a snack or ten minutes on Facebook to reward yourself. Just rip one of the tabs off each time you do.

food break

Am I the only one who is incapable of drawing a doughnut?

So there you have it! Good luck for your exams (for those who still haven’t done them yet) and I will be posting more tips on here as soon as I can!