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  A well-known theory of human learning also holds that people remember information best when they study in frequent, relatively short bouts of time, rather than in last-minute marathon study sessions. Thus, the trick is to balance the need for studying a total of 24 to 36 hours each week with the goal of studying in frequent, short sessions.

  One effective way to make time for all your work is to create a weekly activity planner. You can print the weekly planner shown on the next page, purchase a similar planner at your local bookstore, or create your own using notebook paper.

  To zoom in on these examples, click anywhere on the given image.

  The first step is to indicate all of your regular academic and social commitments for the entire week ahead. A hypothetical example is shown below. Doing this allows you to see where free time exists in your schedule.

 

  The second step is to assign specific study tasks to the free time slots identified in Step 1. By doing this, you are ensuring that you study in shorter, more productive bouts and that nothing gets lost in the shuffle!

 


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