Before you carry on, please take the time to appreciate my football references. Not bad for someone who doesn’t watch, right?
So, you focus on one subject at a time. Get hold of the entire syllabus, from the first topic, to the very last one. For those writing the final exam, this means grade ten to grade twelve.
Count the number of topics, and the months you have left before the exam. Then start to divide the topics amongst the months.
Once you’ve given every topic a month, zoom into every month. Look at the number of weeks in that month, and look at the topics you set for that month. Then do another sub-division, and give each week its own topics. You should do this with reference to your study timetable (go ahead and make one, if you haven’t got one already). With your study timetable, you will know how many times a week you study a particular subject. So you’ll know how many topics to fit into one week.
When dividing topics, put two or three topics you’re 99% sure you’ve mastered, on the same day; for some quick revision. The same goes for topics that are short. Give the lengthy ones, and the ones you find challenging, their own days or week, if you feel you must.
What if I really don’t feel like doing what’s on the timetable today? Easy, pick a topic from another day you think you can do, and switch the days.
But what if, because of circumstances beyond my control, I’m unable to do today’s topic?
Don’t push it to the tomorrow, because that disturbs the topic you were supposed to do the next day, and you’ll end up messing up the order of your timetable, so that you can accommodate everything. Rather, continue with the schedule as planned, and make up for the one you missed on the weekend.
This actually makes you try your hardest to not miss any appointment with your books. I mean, who wants to have a make-up study session on the weekend, right?
As long as you make a schedule that works and you stick to it, you’re good to go.