Our first week of study boosting was all about goal setting and planning! Why these two together? Because they can not go without each other! Remember the quote of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wisely stated: “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. And so it is! Of course wishing for something is good, because it gives you purpose and direction. However, one should never forget to turn a wish into a proper plan!
1. Create Goals
To think about your wishes and goals for this year, and to sketch out how you are going to conquer all of them, we created a Goal Planner Template! You can download it for free from our Facebook page to get started if you hadn’t already! The template is a fun way to think about and create goals and sketch a solid path towards them. An absolute must within the first weeks of a new year.
However, Goaldigging also requires proper scheduling. Scheduling can be tedious and people often create schedules that are unrealistically tight, which can be discouraging in the end. There are 4 easy steps you can follow when you are composing your schedule. Check this tutorial video for inspiration!
As eFaqt tries to incorporate all the essentials for study success in its program, there are two fundamental time and planning related features that we would recommend you to try. To achieve your long and short term study goals, time is very important. So remember these 2 study tips:
* Plan your short breaks consistently throughout a session of studying. This enhances your concentration on the long run. eFaqt has a timer that lets you know when it is time for coffee or tea!
* Plan your reviews on time. Content easily slips away from your memory if you don’t rehearse at the right moments. Our PRO-version reminds you to rehearse at the moments that are most efficient for memorization.
3. Do it smart
Another well-known way of formulating your plans is the so-called SMART-method. These are 5 requirements for formulating and achieving goals. We hope you to get inspired!
- Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
- Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
- Attainable – assuring that an end can be achieved.
- Relevant – is the right goal at the right time for you.
- Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
Altogether, goal setting is a fresh and effective way of beginning the new year if you do it right! Achieving goals, big or small, and (little) victories keep you motivated and going for the next exciting challenges.
Did you just get inspired to ace your exams in the 2017? In eFaqt you can find free summaries from other students, or you can create and practice your own summaries. Study faster, remember more, and connect with your study mates! Don’t have an eFaqt account yet? Create a new account in one minute!