Making Realistic Study Goals

Setting SMART goals will help motivate you to study and meet your educational objectives. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.

Here are some key questions to consider which will help you create SMART goals and develop positive study habits.

  • What time of day do you usually study and for how long?
  • Do you find your current study method effective?
  • Are you happy with your grades?
  • What are your weaker subjects?
  • What grades do you want?
  • How do you manage your time?

After reflecting on your answers to these questions, the areas you need to put a little more focus on will become clearer.

It’s important to devote enough time to do the right amount of work necessary each day at the time when you’re most alert and energetic.

If you have noticed your grades are slipping in certain subjects then consider a getting a CXC Study guide to assist you with those areas.

If you are finding yourself more focused on your personal commitments than meeting your study goals, then consider sacrificing some social activities and devote more time to concentrate on your studying.