Are revision timetables worth it?

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Basically as the title says really. I can't decide whether to spend the time making a revision timetable when I might not stick to it anyway or whether it'd actually help me beat procrastination and would allow me enough time to get everything done. Also, if you think revision timetables are a good idea how detailed would you recommend making them? Do you just make a list of subjects to cover that day? Or do you allocate a time slot to each topic? Or do you go as far as picking specific tasks you'll do at certain times?

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I found that the best way is to assign a list of subjects to do that day rather than stick to a real timetable as it's almost impossible to stick to it 100%
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I found that the best way is to assign a list of subjects to do that day rather than stick to a real timetable as it's almost impossible to stick to it 100%
I think that'd sound the best plan for me. If I fall a bit behind on my timetable I tend to get annoyed with it and just scrap it for the day which is obviously less productive than if I hadn't planned it "to the minute" so to speak and had just had a bit of a checklist to work from
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A rough timetable where you know approx how much you'll be atudying that day e.g. topics etc.
An exact timetable not really a fan of but works for some :dontknow:
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A rough timetable where you know approx how much you'll be atudying that day e.g. topics etc.
An exact timetable not really a fan of but works for some :dontknow:
Thanks! It's really nice to hear others opinions!
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(Original post by starfab)
A rough timetable where you know approx how much you'll be atudying that day e.g. topics etc.
An exact timetable not really a fan of but works for some :dontknow:
PRSOM

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They are totally worth it.. Tbh 1hr should be enough to make it
Here is mine(This is a new one that will be in use as from 9 January). I made mine subject wise because lack of space lol

However to plan my day-to-day work
I will use diary 2017
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A rough timetable where you know approx how much you'll be atudying that day e.g. topics etc.
An exact timetable not really a fan of but works for some :dontknow:
^THIS.

A prescriptive timetable, which attempts to plan every waking minute is destined for failure - no-one's life can be that organised. S*** happens. But, as starfab says, a rough timetable showing all the amount of work to be covered and how it will fit into the time available is absolutely invaluable.
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^THIS.

A prescriptive timetable, which attempts to plan every waking minute is destined for failure - no-one's life can be that organised. S*** happens. But, as starfab says, a rough timetable showing all the amount of work to be covered and how it will fit into the time available is absolutely invaluable.
I suggested something too above...

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They are totally worth it.. Tbh 1hr should be enough to make it
Here is mine(This is a new one that will be in use as from 9 January). I made mine subject wise because lack of space lol

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Oh awesome, thanks! I'd never seen it done by subject before, might give this a go!
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^THIS.

A prescriptive timetable, which attempts to plan every waking minute is destined for failure - no-one's life can be that organised. S*** happens. But, as starfab says, a rough timetable showing all the amount of work to be covered and how it will fit into the time available is absolutely invaluable.
Yeah it does often annoy me when I try to follow a really detailed plan and run over by like 10 minutes because then it ruins the whole thing.
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Oh awesome, thanks! I'd never seen it done by subject before, might give this a go!
No problem! I did it per subject since I have only 5 of them. You can still do it daywise. Also, check out Student Agenda app on playstore. Very helpful for timetable

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(Original post by Trevish)
No problem! I did it per subject since I have only 5 of them. You can still do it daywise. Also, check out Student Agenda app on playstore. Very helpful for timetable

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Ooh thanks, will do!
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Yeah it does often annoy me when I try to follow a really detailed plan and run over by like 10 minutes because then it ruins the whole thing.
Exactly - it's like a too prescriptive diet - one accidental chocolate biscuit and it all goes out the window!
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Exactly - it's like a too prescriptive diet - one accidental chocolate biscuit and it all goes out the window!
Indeed, thanks for getting me to realise that!
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Also one thing I suggest, go in your room 10 mins before studying.

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Don't set specific times and topics! Just a list of topics to be done that day or week and give yourself enough time to do them all. I find I get more stressed if I know something should be done that day but everyone's different. Remember to take as long as you need to complete a task, rushing won't achieve anything.
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(Original post by Miss Charlie)
Don't set specific times and topics! Just a list of topics to be done that day or week and give yourself enough time to do them all. I find I get more stressed if I know something should be done that day but everyone's different. Remember to take as long as you need to complete a task, rushing won't achieve anything.
That is true, thank you!
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YES! I find that they are extremely helpful for revision. They helped me to achieve A*s and Bs during my GCSE's so I would definitely recommend it. However everyone is different and what works for me, might not work for you. Just try to stick to 1 or 2 subjects a day and try not to over do it. For example revise for 25 minutes and then have a 5 minute break and so on
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(Original post by greghayes)
I found that the best way is to assign a list of subjects to do that day rather than stick to a real timetable as it's almost impossible to stick to it 100%
Hey, do you think it would be better to write a list of revision to-do's for the current day everyday, or write a list for each day of the week at once every week?
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