This will give you (and me) an idea of one that could be used for exams or even a way to organize general meetings and events happening regularly in your week.
So, let's get started!
STEP 1 - Start by preparing and organizing everything on your desk so then you can complete it without having to keep on getting up and down all the time as this takes energy and we want to do it quickly, as you probably have better things to do (don't we all).
You will need:
- 4 different coloured highlighters to organize the revision subjects on the timetable... and also to make it look PRETTY :) (I know I only have 3 highlighters in the picture but only noticed about half way through the process so forgive me for that small minor - silly billy me)
- 1 Ruler
- 1 pencil - no need to sharpen it too much as it's nice to have soft lines so their thicker rather than sharp and thin (although you can if you want, its just this is how I prefer it).
- 1 Pen - Biro/roller ball/fountain (anything you like really)
- 1 piece of plain white A4 paper - as you'll obviously need one.
Anyway, back to the work - I am basing this timetable on a school timetable of mine as I have lessons in the day but also free periods (times in the school day where I don't have confidential lessons). this will enable me to structure my day easily due to the already recorded and organized timings of my day (basically much easier for me to create and for you to follow as we don't have that much complicated business).
This may all sound simple and you may feel "Oh, i don't need to read this blog because i can revise using my own timetable", which may be true. But honestly to me, having a clear picture drawn out on paper is much easier and quicker to process than with trying to figure something like this out by yourself.
Above is an example of the one i'm going to be basing it on (i have also included Saturday and Sunday as even though i work all weekend (part-time job) I may still be able to do some revision.
preparation is key in this process and i don't know about any of you guys, but i enjoy being organized as it creates some sort of calming sensation which is perfect for studying (it also makes the process quicker as you have no faff). You start by drawing a large square (using your pencil) 15cm (bottom) by 12.5cm (sides) at the top of the page leaving space at the top for a title (if you want it) and the sides for the timings of the day.
STEP 3 - Once you've drawn your square, you now take your ruler and draw 12 one centimetre in width going down the page within the square. This will form the vertical lines of the timetable (...which i probably didn't need to state because you aren't dumb).
STEP 4 - the next step is to again take your ruler and pencil
and draw 7 (Monday to Sunday) two centimetre wide lines
going vertically down from the top to the bottom.
Now you need to fill in at the top, the days of the week and down the left hand side the timings of your day (including when you'd like to revise e.g. after school ect.).
Note: Just letting you know, this timetable also acts as a general organizer of all things so use it how you want but revision is just one aspect of it so don't limit yourself, go crazy!
*I have no idea why this photo's pink, so forgive me for the clear photo fail :/
Oh and i forgot to say... Congratulations on completing it! It may of been a long slug with me rambling on but forgive me, this is my first blog post and hopefully you found it comical. :)
Do let me know in the comments if you found it helpful and if there's anything you want me to do differently (it would be great as I've just started this and want to get it right and satisfy you guys).
If this tutorial has gone to good use, upload your pictures of your timetables onto the comments. Soon, i'll have twitter up and running so you can then tweet me if you like.
One last thing... Good Luck in your revising and exams, making a timetable proves that your working hard and your going to be successful.
Have a good evening, and speak to you soon
Lots of love xxx