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Study Routine Secrets For Ambitious Students

What are the goals of the ideal daily schedules for students?



by Avni Tripathi

In my years as an exam success coach, I've seen countless examples of students' daily study schedules.

Most were excellent. A few were terrible. Almost all could have used some refinement.

Today, we'll examine the definitive manual for creating a genuinely outstanding study schedule.

Prepare to Side procrastination, STOP wasting so much time with a directionless, unintended schedule, and Expel those shame feelings about not finishing enough studying today. (Again.) You can read some UPSC motivational Quotes to get more info related to the study schedule.

What are the goals of the ideal daily schedules for students?

The optimal student daily schedule should highlight these three things:

  • Time for study: the hours you carve out to study

  • Energy is the fuel in the tank, therefore refrain from dozing off at your work.

  • Keeping you concentrated and mindful of the task.

You cannot do anything without time.

However, there are occasions when investing time will help you increase your energy or attention (for example, by sleeping or exercising) (e.g. by meditating).

Your ability to concentrate with more intensity and attention will increase as your energy levels rise, which will enable you to do more tasks in less time.

To have the most effective daily study schedule, you must have all three components correct.

How long can you study each day productively?

In the 6-8 weeks coming up to my final examinations, I worked for roughly 8-9 hours straight every day. This denotes the highest point.

For a short period of time, you can go beyond this threshold, but if you try to maintain the behavior for too long, your productivity per hour will drastically decrease. If you work long hours every day, you will eventually become exhausted and work slowly, producing the same (or worse!) quality work as if you worked shorter hours.


I wouldn't even advise setting an objective of 8 to 9 hours. That's a lot of work, and it might not be appropriate for you if you're in high school or taking a course with fewer demands. Depending on your situation, you could aim for 6 hours daily, 3 hours, or even only 1 or 2 hours.


Usually, students are unaware of this, but it's more crucial to focus on raising the caliber of your work than it is to worry about quantity. Learn about current, highly successful study techniques like spaced retrieval practice, and make every effort to establish environments that promote sustained concentration.

Where is the ideal location for studying?

Most likely, there were advantages besides productivity. A fascinating psychological phenomenon known as "context-dependent recall" basically states that learning new knowledge in a setting comparable to the one in which you'll need to recall it will make it simpler for you to do so!

Your memory is probably going to function better on test day if your study space feels like your exam room.


Perhaps your room at home or at the dorm, or perhaps a coffee shop. Just make sure the setting you select encourages your desire to learn rather than deters it.

An excellent study schedule example 

The whole daily plan I was employing seemed somewhat like this:


  • 7:30–8:00 a.m.: wake up, get refreshed, and get ready for the day.

  • 8:00–8:45 a.m.: Review what I learned yesterday

  • 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast

  • 9.15 – 12.00: Learning new material 

  • 12:45 to 1:45 PM: Lunch

  • 12.45 – 1.15 pm: Review and reply to emails

  • 1.15 to 1.30 p.m.: Tour the college gardens

  • 1.30 to 6.00 pm: New material study 

  • 6–7 p.m.: Dinner

  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Studying

  • 9.30 p.m.: Wind down routine and meditate before bed

  • 10.15: Sleep


Why it's crucial to take breaks when studying?

You will unquestionably need time in your life to relax and recharge if you intend to study diligently.

Breaks are essential for maintaining high energy levels over extended periods of time and preventing burnout.

  • Mini-breaks: five to ten minutes at the beginning of each hour. A little pause to get some water, go for a stroll, and chat briefly with a buddy in the break-out area. I observed other students who would repeatedly sit at their desks for two to three hours; after the third hour, it was impossible for them to maintain a high level of focus.

  • After eating, I would usually take a break to unwind before returning to work. A walk on the campus grounds, for instance, after lunch.

  • Time for leisure: extended periods of guilt-free alone or socialization time. These were valuable hours to rest and refuel as I had been training tirelessly the whole week.


It could feel like a waste of time to stay away from your books while taking breaks. However, taking study breaks will boost your total productivity since you'll be refueling your energy and returning to your job with renewed focus. Never taking a break will cause you to run out of energy and spiral out of control.


It is important to take breaks and keep exercising to keep your body fueled for deep training and focused sessions. 


Long story short, your study routine is more than a mere checklist of tasks you need to complete to ace your exam. It's the blueprint for a successful academic career. So, be thoughtful and strategic when planning one for yourself.

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