As I am a grade-9 junior high student, my daily studying tasks are heavier than a bookshelf that has hundreds of books. I need to take time to study, chat with my friends, recite new English words, write my blog, record my YouTube videos, and so on.
I got a full mark (150/150 points) on my mathematics min-semester exam in grade 9 first semester. It is an excellent score! I also got the first rank in my class for my mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer score, and total score for all discipline.
Do you know how I study better and get better results? It is secret! Now, I am going to share my ways to study better.
I have some ways to study better, such as English Word Board, Useful Studying Apps, Sticking Signs in my Bedroom, Planning for every day, Setting and Trying to Achieve Daily Goals, etc.
I have been set some daily goals to force me to do studying things and study better.
- Remember at least 100 English words. *
- Read books for at least 1 hour. *
- Speak at least 75 English sentences. *
- Remember at least 3 Chinese words.
- Walk for at least 10,000 steps.
- Chat with at least 4 friends.
- Raise my hand at least once during the lesson.
The indispensable goals are marked *. There is no penalty for the failure to achieve dispensable goals.
6:30 AM – 6:50 AM every day Recite English words. (get up at 6:15 AM)
10:00 PM – 10:20 PM every day Read books.
Every Saturday evening 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Watch an English movie.
Note: The plan will not be applicable when there are too many studying tasks.
Things to do Every Day
After I get up
- Practice words with Quizlet.
- Check the weather.
- Plan for the day.
- Check for messages in email, social media and personal website’s contact form.
- Fold the quilt.
- Open the window for breathing. (Turn off the AC first)
- Brush my teeth and wash my face.
- Refill the water to the bottle.
- View my to-do list (in Wunderlist).
- Wear my watch.
Before I sleep
- Prepare clothes for tomorrow.
- Review the knowledge you have learned.
- Check my steps count.
- Pack up things tomorrow.
- Check for messages again.
- Charge my electronic devices. (Don’t charge beside the bed)
- Set an alarm clock for getting up.
- Mute the phone.
- Plan for tomorrow.
When I am boring
- Recite new English words.
- Check my to-do list.
- Write my blog.
- Chat with my friends.
Signs in my Bedroom
I added some signs in my bedroom to improve my self-management skill. I have a good self-management skill but sometimes I am mismanaged.
The cards can let me manage myself better by showing the reminders and warnings in case I forgot.
I usually see the cards so I can remember them, then I can stop my bad habits.
I am very like English, and the cards are bilingual between English and Chinese.
You just need to make the signs like that and stick around your bedroom.Learn More
Daily Status Board
On Jan. 4, 2020, I removed my English Word Board because it is not helpful for me. I changed it to the daily status board which can show daily status. I update it every day.
It sticks on my bedroom’s wall so that I can see the status every day.
It shows the following things:
- Days left until next event.
- Today’s weather.
- How many competitions, examinations and performances will I do?
Do important tasks first before doing peripheral tasks
If there are some tasks that close to their deadlines, you need to finish them first because they are so important. Then you can finish your peripheral tasks as you want.
If you finish your peripheral tasks first, you will feel there is no free time and more stressful for doing the important tasks.
Do your paper-only homework before using your computer (for students)
Students usually use the computer to do things, but you need to finish all of your paper-only homework first before using your computer.
Once you turned on your computer, you will be indulged for doing your things on your computer and don’t care about your time, so you will have less free time later.Learn More
My To-do List Groups
I separated my to-do list into four groups, I usually do my things from the top to the bottom. They have been listed from important to unimportant from top to bottom. Also, I always check my to-do list and my read-later list every morning.
- Urgent tasks
- Important tasks
- Peripheral tasks
- Optional tasks
Don’t worry, I always have time to do my own things, peripheral tasks and important tasks will be changed to urgent tasks automatically when they are close to their deadline.
My Personal Bookmark & Vocabulary Book
My Personal Bookmark
This is my personal bookmark I made by myself. It has a large reminder about what can remind me to read books at least an hour every single day on its front side.
It also has some reading tips suggested by myself on another side.
There is also my personal logo on each side because the bookmark has been designed by myself. I want to keep my branding on it.
You can make your own bookmark like this using your paper.
This is my English vocabulary book, it can let me remember more English words everywhere. I always take it because remembering English words is very important for non-English students.
There are some instructions and some rules on its front page. I am a Chinese student, so I usually write the English word, Chinese meaning, part of speech and synonyms.
When I am in the queue (especially when I am waiting for getting lunch or dinner in my school), I often see this book and remember English words. I usually use my free time to do this.Learn More
Have any questions? Contact me!
These are my newest studying tips and newest ways to study better, I hope you can improve your score and your ability like me.
If you have any questions or need any help, don’t be hesitant to contact me.