Example monthly timetable using the essay planner

I know it’s boring and none of us ever stick to a timetable or study plan, but if you want to get your essay finished with the least amount of stress, you need to plan your time. Even if you are writing the night before your essay is due, you’ll need to plan your attack.

Below is an example timetable using Essay Planner’s timetable structure

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1

Goal:30 mins

Received essay topic today. Complete Plan section of Essay Planner.

Goal: 2hrs

Face the library. Start Research section of Essay Planner.

Goal: 1hr

Research notes. Aim to read one article / day.

Goal: 1hr

Research notes.

Goal: 1hr

Research notes.

Goal: 1hr

Research notes.

Goal: 1hr

Research notes.

Week 2 Stop procrastination!

Day off.

Goal: 1 hr

Start Writing section of Essay Planner. Develop argument and mind map.

Goal: 2hrs

Revisit library for more info.

Goal: 2 hrs

Read any new info and make additions to mind map.

Goal: 1hr

Plan essay structure.

Finished the initial outline of the essay. Take a few days off (or 10 minutes if you're running late!) before writing.
Week 3 Day off!

Goal: 4 hrs

Write first draft.

Goal: 1hr

Write.

Goal: 1 hr

Write.

Goal: 1 hr

Write.

Day off! Day off!
Week 4

Goal: 2hrs

Final edit. Write reference list.

Goal: 1 hr

Finishing

Essay due! Sleep! Celebrate! Sleep!