How to Split your Study Time

So what will you do with your 10-14 hours a week you have put in your diary for studying?

This would be my recommendation:-

1/2 hr five days a week reading the Act & Rules
Knowing where information is will reduce effectively the amount you need to memorise.
Depending on what subject you are currently studying I would suggest photocopying the relevant part of the Rules/Act to keep in your bag, then you are not having to carry Butterworths and may then easily review on the train or tube.
You could make this your bed time reading … after 30 minutes of reading I am sure any insomnia you may be suffering from will be cured!

1/2 hr five days a week actively reviewing your mind-maps
Yes this really does mean learning all of those creative notes you have made.
This would be good to do when you wake up or before you go to bed.
Put the mind-maps in a small book that you could carry around so that if you are waiting ..for train, tube, or meeting … you may take them out to review and learn.

5- 7 hours a week to review topics
When studying each area you should be using past paper answers to construct your notes.
It may take two or three times of re-arranging the information to finalise a mind-map.
Once you have finalised your mind-map put it up on your wall for active review.

There really is no short cut to passing this exam you have to play with the material, analyse past papers and identify key words which will help you understand what the examiner wants.

Time to Study

We are half-way through April and the exams are less than 6 months away. You have probably barely covered the material and the Olympics is just around the corner.

The decision that needs to be made is whether this is the year you wish to pass the JIEB exams or whether you are happy to re-sit. Where you will be in March 2013 will be determined by the work that you do NOW and not the work you do three weeks before the exam.

Lets assume you are a bit behind and factor in some catch up.

I think you need to be studying 10 to 14 hours a week. This is a huge amount of time to find but the first thing to do is determine HOW you are going to incorporate this into your week…will you be trying to set aside one day at the weekend? …Will you be getting up early and fitting in 2 hours a day during the week so that you have time to relax at the weekend? …Will you be using your commute to actively review or read the rules?

The first step towards passing the exams is to sit down now and find the time in your diary and commit to it! Book study slots in your diary and set yourself a reminder.