Exams are coming up and you want to prepare for them with bullet journal exam spreads? Here are my favorite ones that I like to use when prepping for my college exams.
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Before we get started with all the different budget spreads, let’s talk about the set-up.
How do students start a bullet Journal?
The easiest way for students to start a bullet journal is to buy a dot grid planner and create study, exam, and other useful spreads shared in this post to use in college.
In this post, I am going to share the best bullet journal exam spreads for students, including spreads that help you study for your exam and complete assignments.
Bullet journal exam spreads: The Tools
For setting up a good budget spread, it’s important to have a bullet journal! While you probably already own one, these are my favorite planners. You only need to click on the buttons to show the images.
Next, we got pens and brush pens! I personally like black as my base color, but you can pick whatever you like.
Other things you might need include rulers, erasers, and pencils to pre-draw the spread.
Now, let’s get to the bullet journal exam spreads that I found on Pinterest and use myself!
Bullet journal exam spreads: The Layouts!
Before you can start studying for exams, you first need an exam calendar where you add all of your exam dates. That can look as simple as this monthly overview with your exam days and times written in.
Study Time Tracker
If you want to track for how long you study each day, this spread is for you!
Vertically, you write down the days of the month, and horizontally you write the hours you studied, making it visible which days you studied more!
During exam season, you might not only have exams due, but also assingments such as essays or group projects.
For that, we got this assignment tracker you can copy for your own bullet journal! Add your class and all of its upcoming assignments that you can check off once you’ve completed them.
Language Vocab Spread
Learning a language in college can be hard! This spread is great for any language exam you’ve got coming up.
You can track the days you’ve spent practicing writing, speaking, hearing, reading, and more, while it also has space to add the vocab words you struggle with the most.
Study Motivation and Tips
Sometimes we forget the key study tips that keep us going on a hard study day. This bullet journal exam spread reminds you of the best ways to study so you can always reference them:
Having an exam plan is super important for studying for your exam. This spread from Pinterest is made for one exam at a time, so if you have multiple, you can add more pages to it.
It includes a to-do list, topics to study, what to read, priorities, mood trackers, what’s done, and more!
Another way of creating an overview of your exam dates is this bullet journal exam spread.
It includes all classes that you have exams for and what you need to study for them.
Taking care of yourself during exams – spread
While studying during exam season is important – duh – it’s also important to not forget about being healthy and taking care of yourself during that time.
In this spread idea, you can outline a workout routine (or any other exercise routine) and track what days you’ve done what.
And, you can also create a meal plan for your exam week since you’ll be stressed and might even forget to eat if you don’t plan ahead!
Even if all you want to eat during that week is fast food and cafeteria meals, it can still help to make a plan and maybe even pre-cook something healthy so you have it ready if you want it.
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If your bullet journal is full of study spreads and exam trackers, you can break it up a little with a cute inspiration spread like a quote, or space for you to write down your accomplishments and what you imagine yourself to be, do, or have in the future.
If you need a simple but cute study plan, this spread is for you! Add your classes into the boxes and plan out what day you study what class.
You can also study in your bullet journal if you want to. Simply create a mind map of your exam topic.
It doesn’t have to look pretty, but since you carry your bullet journal with you anyway, it’s a great place for topic overviews you need to review before your exam.
These were my favorite bullet journal exam spreads!
I hope you enjoyed them and can copy one or two for your own bullet journal. Below you can find a free exam planner printable if you need it.