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How to Create a Bullet Journal Study Plan

After scoring low on two exams, I decided that the best way to stay on track of studying and hopefully prepare better for the next exams was to create a study plan for both of the courses in my bullet journal. Went I started creating these two spreads I knew exactly what I needed to add in order to help myself score better on the next exam. Whether you are in a similar situation as me where you need to have a higher test score come the next exam or you are just looking for a way to stay on top of your studying this blog post will help your create a personalized study plan for your bullet journal.
I plan on an iPad using the application GoodNotes and Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack from Amazon. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

Step 1

Before you can even start making your study plan you first need to decide the time frame in which your are going to organize your studying tasks. Your plan could either be divided into daily study tasks or weekly study tasks. I found that weekly worked best for me due to that fact that that is how my professors organize our course work.

Step 2

Now it is time to decide what study tasks you are going to include in your plan. If you have already taken an exam for this particular course and know what areas you need to work on for the next exam, then start by adding these tasks to your study plan. For example, one of my courses focuses most of the exam on vocabulary and definitions, so I made sure to include studying Quizlet terms in my study plan for that course. 
Another example of a study task that I think is very beneficial to include in your study plan is reading the notes you took while in lecture. One of the best pieces of advice that I have ever received when it came to studying for tests and making sure that I understood the material, was to read the notes I took in lecture the same day that I took them. That way if you have questions you can either ask the during the next lecture or email the professor before it is too late. Thanks mom for the advice.

Step 3

The next step in creating your study plan is to go into your syllabus and add the required or suggested readings for each week/lecture to your study plan. If your professors also have quizzes or other assignments that are related to the readings then make sure to add that to the study plan as well. I did not include the homework assignments for my courses into my study plan because the purpose of my study plan is to help me score better on the exams, but if you wanted to you could also include the homework assignments into your study plan. 

Step 4

Something that I did not add to my study plan, but that you could is a timetable. Timetables are so customizable. You could either have a set amount of study hours that you want to achieve either for the week or for the day or you could simply track how much time your spent studying for that particular course. This timetable spread comes from my blog post Student Bullet Journal Spread Ideas.  If you want more information on timetables I suggest reading that blog post. 

Step 5

This next step is purely optional, but if you choose to you can decorate your study plan in any way that you want. I chose to have mine to be more functional and less pretty. But a fun idea to keep you wanting to use this spread is to have a fun color scheme or include doodles that correlate to the course  that you created the study plan for. For example I could have added fun little chemistry doodles to my study plan. 


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