a three day study plan for procrastinators

Hello everyone! If you know me, you know that I am a huge procrastinator, as in I have a final on Tuesday and I start studying today (true story I have my Algebra I Regents actually on the 13th aaa). I do this a lot, which is not the greatest study method, but I still somehow do well. For all the procrastinators out there who encounter the same issues, I developed an efficient and simple three day study plan that'll accomplish everything you need to get done. Shall we?

- If you have a textbook for this particular subject, close read it. Close reading is basically where you read a passage multiple times to gain complete understanding. 

Read the first time, highlight the second time, and annotate the third. - you can do this with the entire chapter or sections at a time. 

- Go back and review your notes. That's what they're there for! And if you haven't made any (boo you) then make some right now. They're helpful. 

A quick, and visual note taking strategy is using a mindmap, it'll help you fit and organize all of your information. 

- If something requires memorization, a thing I tend to do is put the words on my wall and go over them repeatedly so that I keep looking at them.

Flashcards are extremely helpful, websites like Quizlet are efficient and on the go. 

- If you don't have time for notes, create a review sheet with main topics and information that you KNOW you'll need to know. 

This can contain definitions, names of people or events, and main events/topics. 

- Do some worksheets or exercises that will help you practice your knowledge. 

If it's a standardized test created by the state or country, you can probably find some from previous years online that you can use for practice.

- Review your notes and mindmap AGAIN. Push that knowledge into your brain to really make sure you know it all. 

- If you don't know all the definitions of the things you need to memorize, DO THAT NOW. Tomorrow you'll need to go over them, so make sure you know them. 

- Read your annotations of the textbook, these are summaries of what you need to know and can be extremely helpful.

- Read your notes out loud but record yourself. And then listen to it. This is such a useful strategy that actually works. 

- Go over the nitty gritty. Every test has that one curveball that came up in one line of the textbook, so make sure you know it all. 

- Read over your textbook one more time to make sure you didn't miss ANYTHING. Don't skip sections just because you think that you know it. 

- Listen to your recordings again to really get it in your brain. 

- If you have time, rewrite some of your notes. Try to do this without any noise in the background, focusing/writing is a deadly combination that is key for memorization. 

- Do some more exercises, but try to put yourself in an exam setting. No distractions, everything off the desk and no resources. Just you. 

I hope this helped a few people who are still going through their exams. I wish you luck, and I know you all will do great <3 

Hopefully I will be back with regular posting as soon as exams are over which is close to the end of June :( 

Thanks for reading,


  1. Hope finals go well for you, Noor!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

  2. I wish you luck with your tests. I already finished all of my finals and got out for the summer. Super helpful tips!

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

  3. Good luck on your finals!
    Great tips <3

  4. Good luck on your tests! We have already done our end of year exams (and honestly I'm actually pretty happy with the results I got back so far). These tips are great though:)


  5. Man I always need more anti-procrastination tips. Good post haha.

    - Skylar (Skywriting)

  6. Good luck on your finals! My finals were in May. These tips are all so great and I will definitely be using them next time I need to.
    - Fifi

  7. thank you for these useful tips! I have to study for a college course placement test, so thanks for writing this :) Close reading is a method I also use and it helps all the time. And, as a visual learner I like to use pictures which relate to what I'm studying to help me memorise!

    nicole ᵔᴥᵔ |

  8. Great advice man, I need to use some of this. Good luck on your finals Noor!

  9. Excellent tips!

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    - El

  10. Good luck on your tests! At least you give yourself a few days... I tend to study the night before. Hopefully I can use this advice to break the bad habits.

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