Using study blocks
Study blocks are one of Cram Fighter's most helpful features for creating an effective and manageable study plan. With study blocks, you can break up your long-term study plan into sections. Each study block is a "mini-schedule" within your overall schedule. In each block, you can select different resources, set different hours, or change other settings. You can use study blocks to:
- Go over a book more than once
- Set different study hours for various times during your schedule
- Have a light studying period during classes and a dedicated studying period closer to the exam
Often, it's best to create a study block for when you are in classes and another block for after you are done with classes, when you have time to focus on the exam. Study blocks are also helpful if you have a lot of resources to cover. You can dedicate a study block for a given set of resources to cover one set at a time, or to go through a book again. Study blocks help you customize your study plan to fit with your other commitments as your schedule changes.
If you don't need this feature or aren't sure, you can use the default settings: one study block that spans the entire length of time before your exam. If you need to change the start or end dates of your start blocks, or add and remove study blocks, you can always change your settings by clicking Edit, then Edit your schedule, and clicking on the dates listed under the study block of your choice.
Cram Fighter allows you to create overlapping study blocks as well! Users find this feature perfect for going over several resources in the same time period, but with a different focus or subject order.