What exactly do we mean by making your timetable? look, as Muslims we wake up and start praying Salah - Salah Tul Fajr, this is the excellent time to map how your day from until the time you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning pray Fajr Salah, spend a little bit of time afterwards and then after that, sit and resume and start your preparation, your revision, your exam preparation from then. Have intervals of study, don't be a study zombie where you just open up your books and go wild - you're not gonna get anywhere. Keep in mind the 80 -20 rule that you will get 80% of your results from only 20% of your efforts so break them up into small bite-size chunks, study for half an hour - study for an hour away from all distractions, you need to have time specified for study so timetable is absolute key; you know how you can fit your time in and that's exactly what you need to do. Have an interval, like i said. You study this much time on one thing then you have a break and do something else, then you have a break and do something else and likewise divide your day practically.
Number Two is reducing your social media, we're in a time now that we need and we have social media constantly on our backs with Facebook and Whatsapp and Twitter and YouTube and so many other things as well, they may be beneficial to a certain degree but this time now is the time you need to put in your most effort to take maximum benefit from your exams, then it means putting our Whatsapp for example on silent, our notifications on silent; locking off our Facebook for a couple of weeks, if we cannot live without and we cannot do then okay, do this then; minimum, just have a specified interval and that ties back into our timetable where you have a morning slot to check your messages or your social media and then in the afternoon in the evening - whatever works for you make happen but you have to split it up and divide it equally and then then you'll hopefully, in'sha'Allah you'll benefit.
Number Three is an element of spirituality, now look; Alhamdulillah we know that you and I have to take Allah as an assistant and as an aid. It is Allah who has control over all things and if you want to succeed you need Allah on your side, hence, I say as part of your day with Salah, start off your day with a bit of time maybe 5-10 minutes not more than that where only you and Allah (Zikr Allah) and you can make Dua for your exams and your preparation and so on and likewise have a connection with Allah (swt). These are three practical basic things and now some of you may say that It's very difficult, it's hard, I'm overwhelmed, I'm stressed, listen there is nothing that is going to last forever and even a diamond.. how is a diamond created? a masses of carbon compressed and compressed and it withstands, withholds all that pressure until it becomes a refined diamond. What happens you're running on the track, you're running around and then you see someone catching up behind you, what do you do? throw in the towel and accept defeat? No you don't! you run harder and work harder and you can see the finishing line, it is only a matter of a few weeks, work hard put your priorities straight and that is what separates the winners from the losers, work as hard as you can and in'sha'Allah you will receive the result.
(Number One) Timetable..... (Number Two) Reduce social media..... (Number Three) Bring in element of spirituality and Dua and in'sha'Allah you'll be successful.
May Allah bring out goodness in all of us.