Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m talking to you about how I schedule my reading during the school term!
If you’re curious you can look at this example document that I made based on a previous school term.
Break your week down to uni/college vs work vs downtime
So, here’s how I would do it now:
- Monday – Uni, Work
- Tuesday – Uni
- Wednesday – Uni
- Thursday – Work
- Friday – Study day
- Weekend – spare
2. And then figure out which days you would be happy to read and when:
- Monday – bus ride: 3 hours
- Tuesday – bus ride: 3 hours
- Wednesday – bus ride: 3 hours
- Thursday – 10-20 minutes before work (only if time)
- Friday – read if in the mood
- Weekend – start/finish whatever currently reading
3. I then go a bit further and add dates and any book titles i have for classes & other books if I’ll have time for that month.
Uni Week 1: 08/07 – 12/07
- Monday (Cinema 2-6) City of Glass Audio [roughly 4 hours worth – try and finish the book]
- Tuesday (Shakespeare 11-1) Henry Lawson stories 1
- Wednesday Henry Lawson stories 2
- Thursday (Storytellers 10-12) Henry Lawson catch up
- Friday Henry Lawson catch up
- Movie: Singin in the Rain (1952)
4. I generally will do up a schedule for the whole term (roughly 3-4 months) so, later in the semester once, I’ve read a bunch of my books for class my schedule can also look like this:
Uni Week 6: Work Week 6: 19/08 – 23/08
- Monday (Cinema 2-6) As You Like It
- Tuesday (Shakespeare 11-1) The Great Gatsby (50+ pages)
- Wednesday The Great Gatsby (150+ pages, finish)
- Thursday (Storytellers 10-12) City of Fallen Angels Audio (4+/- hours)
- Movie: Double Indemnity 1944
If you want an example of what a whole scheduled semester of Uni + free time reading would look like you can check out this Google doc!
DO YOU SCHEDULE YOUR READING DURING THE SCHOOL TERM?
WHAT DO YOU READ AT SCHOOL?
2 thoughts on “HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR READING FOR UNIVERSITY”
I did most of my “fun” reading in college over breaks and scheduled in advance and I also reviewed a lot of my books I was reading for class. It took a while to get over the guilt of doing something fun like just reading a book on a weekday because there’s a sense in school that you can “always be studying more.” But reading 15 min. a day isn’t really the difference between getting an A or a B on a paper!
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I try to start my reading over the break too, but my uni is really bad at letting you know what you need to read in advance of starting the course! Usually, we only get our reading lists a few weeks before class starts!
I try to do as much fun reading as I can, I’m done with school guilt!!