Weekly reviews and updates are part of the strategy. Each week (Friday or Sunday, as you decide), review your work and work plan. As exams approach, your weekly routine must adopt to them.
Here is a suggestion for prioritizing. Begin with the most difficult subject or task. You’ll be fresh, and have more energy.
Start –and its half done
The longest journey starts with a single step, as the Chinese say. Don’t get alarmed by the heap of things to study. Get going, one thing at a time.
Study time and break
Develop and plan blocks (stretches) of study time in a typical week. Blocks can be around 50 minutes, but you have to decide for yourself. Difficult subject may require more frequent breaks. Breaks are for a snack, relaxation, or refreshing or re-energising yourself. Shorten your study blocks if necessary. Place blocks of time when you are most productive-as in the early morning. Do make sure you come back to work after the breaks.
Find a place free from distraction (no cell phone or sms!) where you can concentrate on studies. Friends may be welcome only if they are part of your study group. Occasional change of venue can help. Even shifting the furniture now and then can be useful for some people.
Optimize time utilization
Postpone tasks or routine that can be put off until your scheduled work is finished. We always meet unexpected opportunities that look appealing, like a TV programme or a friend’s party, but if they take us away from planned work it can harm us. Distracting activities can be enjoyed all the better later.
Use your free time wisely
Think of time when you can study ‘bits’ and formulae as when walking, travelling by bus, etc.. The aim is to put your time to good use.
Try all or some of these. You might see positive changes in your performance.