You might be wondering why do I need to have a plan as far as study is concerned? Isn’t it all about showing up to lectures and doing assignments and exams? What do I really gain out of a plan?
A plan is necessary for studying, especially if you are studying multiple subjects. If you don’t you end up running to have to do one assignment after another without any breathing space. Then come exam time, you have no idea how you are going to fit in your revision time. The result is one that is less than your best.
So this is why you need to have a plan. Not just a study plan on what you are going to learn each week but also an assessment plan. An assessment plan you start from the beginning of the semester with your study. That way when your assignments start to come due you have prepared and cope with the heavy workload.
Having a plan is very important if you are working alongside your study. You won’t have time to spend 3 or 4 days finishing that last assignment as you have other commitments. A plan allows you time to prepare for the busy periods in your assessment schedule to make sure you achieve the best grade possible.