People sometimes ask me to create a study schedule for them, and I have to tell them that I can't. Unless you see the same teacher every day, I don't think anyone can set a study schedule for you - you'll have to do that yourself.
Here are some tips if you're trying to create a study schedule:
- How much study time do you have? Be realistic - you'll feel bad if you make a promise to yourself and then break it. Start with a small daily target (e.g. 15 minutes of hard work), and increase the amount gradually.
- Create a good work habit. At first, the habit is more important than the work itself. Once you've established a habit, you'll find it easier to do the work.
- Consider your study environment. Have you found the right place to study? Perhaps you need a bit of background noise or a fresh cup of coffee to get you in the right frame of mind.
- When you sit down to study, be strict with yourself and ignore your phone, emails, social media etc.
- Identify your needs. What do you need to work on most?
- Collect information. Search this site to see what techniques I recommend for the areas that you need to work on.
- Start each study session in the same way with something easy. For example, simply reading my latest lesson here on the blog could help to get you started.
- Get the right balance between testing and training. If you're studying every day, you could spend six days per week training and preparing, and just one day per week testing yourself using real exam questions.
- If you break your routine, don't worry. Just get back to normal the next day. Adjust your schedule if necessary.
- Get some help if you need it. At some point you might need to get your work checked or you might have some questions that only a teacher can answer. If you're really stuck, consider taking regular lessons with a teacher who can help you face-to-face.