Describe something you often do to help you study or work
You should say:
- What it is;
- How you learn it;
- When you do it;
- And explain how you feel about the method.
I think I’m the kind of person who likes following a schedule rather than doing things on a whim. So, when it comes to something helpful to my work and study, I have to say I make a to-do list every day. It’s an absolute must for me.
I’ve been keeping this habit for years and it did the trick for me from day one. Specifically, I sort out the things that need to be completed in the morning before starting my study. And I organize all the tasks I plan to do in terms of their importance and priority. Recently, I’ve been preparing for the IELTS test. So every morning I make a list of the modules that I need to do on that day. And then I just cross the ones I’ve finished off my list.
That way works like a charm on me. I feel like the to-do list helps me improve my productivity by a long shot. After I sort out all the things I need to do, I’m way more focused on finishing the tasks one by one. So, it’s really conducive for motivation and concentration.
Plus, planning things beforehand lets me do more things for a certain amount of time. Now I’ve never had any issue with procrastination. By the way, I feel pretty fulfilled every time I check off a bullet on the to-do list.
on a whim: because of a sudden decision
to-do list: a list of tasks that need to be completed, typically organized in order of priority.
do the trick: if something does the trick, it solves a problem or provides what is needed to get a good result
sort out: if you sort out a group of things, you separate them into different classes, groups, or places, for example, so that you can do different things with them.
work like a charm: to produce the desired result very easily and effectively; to work very well
conducive /kənˈduːsɪv/ (adj): making it easy, possible or likely for something to happen
procrastination /prəˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn/ (n): the act of delaying something that you should do, usually because you do not want to do it
check off: mark an item on a list, typically with a checkmark, to show that it has been dealt with