We’ve discussed the importance of creating a study schedule for success a great deal on eBoard. From setting priorities to establishing a routine review, we’ve highlighted the need to plan to succeed by properly planning time.
How do we bring all of this together? What does that look like in practice? After you have completed your self-evaluation, it’s time to get calendar smart! Here are some quick tips for planning a study schedule for success.
Once a student commits to take on the GED, HiSET or TASC, study comes with the territory. Motivated students quickly jump into subject lessons, reading passages, and review materials. There is one tool however, that often gets overlooked: practice tests!
“I love the live coaching sessions! I’ve gotten so much from them. I would study later that day and put something I’d learned to use right away!”
– L.B., HiSET Academy Student
When the idea of live coaching first came up, THIS was the driving force: Essential Education’s desire to equip students with the practical tools they need to succeed. Hearing that this effort is accomplishing that goal is the highest praise!
As each of us tries to create anew normal amid our current circumstances, taking an intentional look at our weekly schedules becomes a key part of personal and academic growth. One helpful tool is to set aside a day each week to review your routine.
In order to get into a study groove that works for you, it is essential to know your priorities. The problem is, many of us live such fast-paced lives that we rarely stop to reflect on how we’re really using our time. We may say we have our priorities in check, not realizing that we are actually running off course. How are you spending your time? Are you focusing on the “big things,” or are distractions and temptations pulling you away from your goals?
You don’t need to know everything about science to pass the science portion of the GED, HiSET, or TASC. But having a general understanding of scientific words and processes can go a long way in building the background information and confidence you need to take on the test.
Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s like running into a brick wall? People tend to use this phrase when they face what seems to be an impossible obstacle or circumstance. Students sometimes make this statement when they are frustrated with their study efforts. When a student studies diligently and doesn’t make the progress they were hoping for, it makes them question their abilities. When they jump back in, study harder, and still don’t see a change, they feel as if they have “hit a wall.”
The phrase “new normal” has officially taken root in our cultural vocabulary. The worldwide pandemic has demanded life, work, and social changes none of us could have ever imagined. Our daily schedules and routines have been turned upside down and altered our habits and responsibilities. As with any unexpected change, we can choose to view our circumstances as obstacles to overcome or opportunities for growth.
Reflect and Revise
Self-reflection is always helpful in these situations. Consider asking yourself the following questions:
In a recent eBoard post, History Prep is Life Prep, we discussed the value of building an educational foundation in social studies. From politics to economic and cultural topics, having a background in history will empower you to actively engage in historical literature and current events. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay informed.