Our Use Case Spotlights post series is designed to highlight different user stories and ideas for how to get the most out of Habitica. Whether you’re looking for new Dailies or trying to set up a system to manage your burgeoning pile of unread books or unfinished projects, you can browse through our Use Case Spotlights to get ideas from experienced users eager to share their setup. This month, we’ve asked the Use Case Spotlights Guild to come up with some ideas around studying for exams!
shanaqui got the conversation started with their exam preparation plans:
My course material has very clear sections and headings, so I used to-dos with checklists to gradually check off each one once I was confident about it. I also had a daily for getting in my studying time.
The other thing, though, is that I “paused” most of my other dailies. I didn’t want to do this by using the Tavern/ability to pause all my dailies. Instead, I edited the start date of those dailies to resume the week after my exam was done. That means they automatically became active again for me once everything was over, without changing anything else like when they repeat. Really handy!
OptimumKitten talks about how she uses to-dos in a bit more detail:
I create a to-do titled with the name of the course I’m doing, and then I create sub-tasks names after each lesson. In between each lesson, I create a sub-task with bold or capital letters named after the module and it will say something like “Module 1 Finished!”. It’s nice being able to tick of each lesson no matter how tiny because then I feel like I’m still making progress, even if I can’t do more than a few minutes one day.
dicedweller has some ideas about turning up the motivation power of to-dos:
i used to have a few huuuuuge to-do’s like @OptimumKitten with countless subtasks, one to-do per course. but recently i found (or at least i hope i’ll find :P) that breaking things down into multiple to-do’s that i can tick off faster is actually more rewarding for me personally. so now i have multiple to-do’s titled (for example) “photography course”, but each of those only has 2 or 3 sub-tasks, so i get to check them off faster!
i also have a “uni” tag which i use for all my university-related tasks, and i always like to keep that activated while i’m studying! that way i won’t be distracted by all the other tasks floating around 😉 i also have a “study for x time” daily, and a “studied for an hour” habit, which i use to keep track of my weekly goals.
What about you folks? Do you use Habitica to manage your studying, whether it’s formal study or just your personal interests? What would be your number one tip?
Don’t forget to check the Use Case Spotlight Guild to have your say! If you respond to the next prompt, your post could be included in next month’s spotlight, as well. We’d love to hear from you, so keep an eye out for the announcement!