I created this post in response to the CFA Time Management post earlier this week. Many of us monkeys either work full-time or have other obligations which make it hard to create, let alone stay on track, of our study schedule. The template attached is set up to help you keep track of your combined CFA study time and your study time broken down by section.
As stated in posts earlier, whatever your technique may be (morning vs. evening, special cube vs. couch, beer vs. Red Bull), the key to passing any of the levels is putting time in. The model is not advanced by any means, but it is a nice start to help out all the monkeys who have yet to plan start studying, and for those who simply haven’t created a schedule.
I think it is key to make sure you put extra times in the areas which count for the highest portion on the test and those which you have no clue on. The template is not really set up in any given order, so feel free to change the colors, and sum functions, to your liking. Also, if you have yet to start, you will need to delete the rows accordingly.
Make sure to try and maintain around a 300 hour minimum for the entire study schedule. I have heard some people say 250 is required, and of course others get by with less than that, but try to maintain as high a level as possible. Be as honest with yourself as possible when creating the schedule and dividing up your time. If you have future commitments, or know you can’t work Friday nights, put zeros on those days. Block out completed days with colors/borders and add to your tally at the bottom.
Also, leave plenty of time at the end of the study schedule to review questions/answers. Working problems in bunches should help increase your score.
Should I add any additional features? Hope you enjoy monkeys.