For preparing HKCEE, HKAL, or other public examinations, you should study for 5 – 7 hours each day. Assume that you have 8 subjects to study:
Chinese + English + Maths + Additional Maths (AMaths) + Physics + Chemistry + Biology + Accounting
You can setup your timetable in this way:
The details of design of the timetable are
1. The first row is for non-language subjects.
2. The second row is for language subjects.
3. The thirds row is for another non-language subjects.
The principles of design of the timetable are
1. Each day, the first non-language subject and the second non-language subject should be with different natures. In other words, the first row should be mathematical subjects (maths, amaths, physics) and the third row should be non-mathematical subjects (chemistry, biology, accounting). Since mathematical subjects and non-mathematical subjects use different parts of the brain, studying a non-mathematical subject after studying a mathematics would not make the brain too tired.
2. The language subject in the middle acts as a buffer, giving you time for the brain to rest.
3. The timetable is automatic: You do not have to design your timetable eveyday.
The first row is just the mathematical subjects go in a cycle:
Maths –> AMaths –> Physics –> Maths –> AMaths –> …
The second row is just the language subjects go in a cycle:
Chinese –> English –> Chinese –> English –> Chinese –> …
The third row is for non-mathematical subjects go in a cycle:
Chemistry –> Biology –> Accounting –> Chemistry –> Biology –> Accounting …
4. The study of each subject is like Marathon: you should sometimes be fast and sometimes be slow. However, you should never stop. If you stop, it will be very difficult to re-start. Using this timetable, no subject will be put down too long.
Tailor-make the timetable as your like. For example, if you cannot find 7 hours in a day, you can change it from (3 hours + 1 hour + 3 hours) to (2 hours + 1 hour + 2 hours).
2010.01.08 Friday (c) ACHK