23 Dec

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Time Management
Tick, tick, tick … time just keeps moving on.

You have so many competing demands on your time: School, coaching, homework, assignments, reading etc. There seems to be a perennial shortage of time. How can you come to grips with all of it?

Time really can’t be managed. You can’t slow it down or speed it up or manufacture it. It just is. Time management is MANAGING YOURSELF when following some basic time management principles

First thing is to determine how you are spending your time now. Capture the last entire week on a piece of paper and see the timetable you followed. Count the total number of hours spent in self study during the entire week.

Once you have completed such an analysis you can begin to change the way you manage yourself in relation to time.

Some time saving tips

1. Identify “Best Time” for Studying: Everyone has high and low periods of attention and concentration. Are you a “morning person” or a “night person”. Use your power times to study; use the down times for routines such as laundry and shopping.

2. Study difficult topics First: When you are fresh, you can process information more quickly and save time as a result.

3. Use Distributed Learning and Practice: Study in shorter time blocks with short breaks between. This keeps you from getting fatigued and “wasting time.” This type of studying is efficient because while you are taking a break, the brain is still processing the information.

4. Make Sure the Surroundings are Conducive to Studying: This will allow you to reduce distractions that can “waste time.” If there are times in your hostel or apartment when you know there will be noise and commotion, use that time for mindless tasks.

5. Combine Activities: Use the “Two for one” concept. While sitting in school, finish readings of the textbooks whenever you get time. If you are spending time at the barber’s shop, bring some numerical to solve. If you are traveling to or from the institute in a public transport, bring your notes to study and memorize.

Goal Setting

Ask any successful person, the secret behind his success, and very likely the answer will be “goals”. Goal Setting is extremely important to success.

The personal goal chart is a strategy for setting realistic goals for studying and carefully evaluating the ways by which those goals will be achieved. It takes into account one’s motivations for fulfilling particular goals. It is said that “desire to learn” gives “success” and “success” gives “desire to learn”… so it sounds circular!! But once you get into this circle nothing can stop you from achieving what you want. You might have heard that “nothing succeeds like success”. What that means that it is important for one to get some success to achieve more of it.

Long term plan (Annual) should be made with a view of exams, holidays and school. It creates a overall structure under which smaller milestones are set. In absence of a long term plan,  you suddenly find shortage of time when your exams and tests are close by and you have no alternative.

Deciding on a short-term plan calls for daily and weekly planning. These plans are the most effective because they are more realizable as compared to long-term plans.

You can also make achievable short plans like:

“Completing 25 questions on determinants this Tuesday evening”,

“Revising volumetric chemistry on Monday”, etc.

34 Comments

  • Rohit Upadhya January 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

    sir,
    jst 2 months are left and im stil dat zero level in field of preparation for iit-jee.
    Please help me and suggest me some ways to prepare for jee in jst 2 months time.

  • rashmi May 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    fantastic, feelin nice & more motivatd after seein this:-)

  • shubham singh June 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

    sir,
    my mind is diverted n i m very lazy but i want to study . what to do…?

  • ankit June 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

    how to prepar for jee&eee .tell me techniques

  • Ayush . June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    It was an inspiring one. . . . Which accelerates my speed to achieve my goal . . .

  • jayant June 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    That was really very helpful..
    my confidence level increased i m really feeling very good!!!!
    *THANKS*

  • Anshul August 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    i’ll note down all the point which you have told me.

  • hitendra September 10, 2011 at 1:27 am

    it”’ssss best i’ll follow it….thanks for this blog to the website and blogger…thank u very much

  • ruchir srivastava September 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    it’s the best inspirational speech i have ever listened(not heard).it’s like god himself forced me this day to read this page. i’ll surely prove in 2013. thanx a lot………..

  • AMARJEET December 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    SIR I AM A STUDENT OF 11.IWANT TO SECURE GOOD RANKING IN IITJEE.PLEASE HELP ME.

  • anshul December 17, 2011 at 12:36 am

    it’s very motivating

  • sameer December 25, 2011 at 3:42 am

    its a nice one!!!!and inspirational too

  • admin March 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    We are there to help you. Please ask your questions.

  • rachit April 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Sir , i feel very nyc by readin this all ..
    I try my best

  • ashwin gokhale July 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

    gives a bit of confidence

  • shreya August 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    nice…will work on it!

  • nehar September 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    awesome page…really motivating…all the six tips are brilliant…I’ll definitely follow them.
    thanks a lot! 🙂

  • pratibha September 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    i needed this….. time management was difficult for me but now… i will work on it….. 🙂

  • Nishtha September 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    thank you very mch sir..am sure thid will help me to clear IIT as i have 1 and a half year to prepare and will use these tips in this duration..thanks a lot..

  • hyhdhh October 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    agla pagli sale bolna bahut aasan hai karke dikhao to manu

  • Devesh October 21, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Sir just wanted to know how to increase our concentration…sometimes i am super charged to study but it lasts only for half nd hour…nd then i get distracted…..i get diverted very soon…
    Yes i work hard sometimes but its only sometimes…sir i wnt to change the sometime to everytime…plz reply soon sir…waiting for ur reply….Thnx ir..

  • Muhammed Afsal villan December 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This is one of the best articles I have read. Thank you sir. After reading this article, I realized that my goal is too small. From today onwards I am dedicating my self for iit.

    Always expecting such articles from you.

  • jakes tojo March 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    allu have to do is study and study properly. if u are learning a single page learn it fully and dont leave anything for later. thats what i did and i am now a student at iit Delhi

  • sankrit April 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

    i m satisfued with jakes…
    i am also a student of iit delhi…
    and my preparation ws also in the same way…….

  • Abhay anand May 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I regularly study from 5 am to 11 am continuesly since 9th class but never felt any ups nd downs of conentration lable…infact each individual has it’s own rule…just try to extract maximum of u…

  • pawan June 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

    thanks very much for ur kind advice

  • dinesh patra July 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    sir i want to get success in iit-jee with a good rank. But often i lose my confidence as i could not make it in the first chance i completed 12th this year

  • admin August 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Dear Dinesh,
    Stop worrying and put in your best effort.
    No effort ever goes waste.
    Cheers

  • shriya January 17, 2014 at 12:54 am

    that was motivating…..but motivation lasts not more than a day for me….not that im a weak student…infct i stand among the top students of my collg..but..i dunno…it scares me…standing in the top 500-1000 ranks is what i aim for….im workng fr it..bt im scared to take tests at clg…i knw fear kills down talent..but i get trbld unresnbly..its peak time..nd d last stage fr my prep…nd im getng weak…i knw this is wen i shld stand strng and take stress..but………plz help me sir…

  • Quest Tutorials April 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    keep coming back to motivate yourself. Motivation is nothing but believing in your ability to succeed and finding the energy to work towards it.

  • Avinash May 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Thank U Sir! i was really suffering with time management & now i got clarity in how to spend my time.

  • Avinash May 15, 2014 at 6:47 am

    sir,i am getting to second year.i got satisfied wth my frst year avg score but….now its not. iam getting well prepared 4 the weekand exms but i was unable to answr the minimum questns to get 1/4marks of the total marks,sir. but,in the paper, i can score more than 1/2 of the questns wthout rspct to time,sir….i’m suffering a lot wth ths time so plz….suggest me some tips to manage my time while writing mains and advnced exms,sir.reply me soon…. waiting for your reply sir.

  • pavan May 15, 2014 at 6:54 am

    sir,i am getting to second year.i got satisfied wth my frst year avg score but….now its not. iam getting well prepared 4 the weekand exms but i was unable to answr the minimum questns to get 1/4marks of the total marks,sir. but,in the paper, i can score more than 1/2 of the questns wthout rspct to time,sir….i’m suffering a lot wth ths time so plz….suggest me some tips to manage my time while writing mains and advnced exms,sir.reply me soon…. waiting for your reply sir.

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