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My 2022 Study Plan and Goals | Getting Ready for New Year

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By: Ken Deng   Published on Jan. 31, 2022

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New Year, New Start. As 2022 comes, it's time to make a reflection, change your study plan and goals. Recently, I have made some updates on my study system.

Hello there! My name is Ken and I am a Chinese senior high A Level student in Guangdong Country Garden School. Welcome to Ken's Study Journey website and blog!

I have made a lot of achievements so far in 2021 under heavy pressure and more courses, but there is still something to be improved in the new year.

Today, I am going to briefly introduce my study plan and goals in 2022. Here we go!

My Reflection in 2021

First, I am going to tell you my reflections on 2021. While there are still some improvements to be made later on, I have made a lot of achievements.


Reflection plays an important role for students because they can make room for some improvements while studying.

You can make reflections at the end of the lesson, day, week, month and year. This will encourage and motivate you to be better.

My Achievements

During 2021, I have made a lot of achievements and prizes. This means my scores are relatively high comparing with other students.

Date Achievement
April 2021 The First 25% of CCC Computer Competition (Junior)
June 2021 Distinction of OUCC Computer Competition (Senior)
July 2021 Scholarship in Oxbridge Summer School (Read Article)
August 2021 Entered Oxbridge College at School (Read Article)
Got 6 A* 1 A in IGCSE International Exam
Made several English Internet Friends (bloggers and YouTubers) with my Interests (Computer Science, Sharing Study Tips)
September 2021 Elected as a Student Union Member - an Inspector of Disciplines (Read Article)
November 2021 Got an iPhone 13 Pro and Apple Watch 7 as Gifts (Read Article)
December 2021 Got 6.5 (6.0 per component) in the IELTS exam (Just one more step in any component (+0.5) to 7.0)
More than Once Award of Academic Excellence
Award of Former of Disciplines
The First Rank in Computer Science in the Whole Grade

Things to be Improved in 2022

I have listed several things that need to be improved in this year. My amended plan, daily goals and final goals will be described below.

  • Grades of Standaised Exam
  • Grades of IELTS Exam (including each component)
  • Level of Competitions
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and Research
  • Entrance Exams and Interview
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills
  • Quality of my Website and Articles (Public Resources)

My 2022 Study Plan

I have made some amendments on my productive study plan. It still obeys my 4 major categories of study tasks and tasks weight.

It is modified for a little bit from its 2021 version, but most items are the same and remain unchanged.

In this year, I am going to introduce and implement my new Integrated Planning System which will be released around March 2022, along with some other productive tools (stated at the end of this article).

This system will integrate the following things together to enable me to make plans properly:

  • Study Plan
  • Daily Goals
  • Tasks Weight
  • (New) Final Goals
  • (New) (Daily) Tasks List 2.0
  • Apple iCloud Reminders
  • Apple iCloud Calendar

The things above can be found by clicking the Study Routine on my website's top menu.

My 2022 Daily Goals

My daily goals in 2022 is also slightly different from its 2021 version. It still follows my 4 major categories of study tasks and tasks weight.

It involves some goals that reference the records on Apple Watch, like Move, Exercise and Stand rings since I have got my Apple Watch 7. Whether these 3 rings are closed is also recorded in the daily goals checklist.

I have also made a new goal: Use at least 1 new English word (that I have just remembered recently). This can ensure that I am able to use the new words I have just remembered while writing and speaking.


You can make your daily goals and/or final goals as small as possible at the beginning to make sure that they are achieveable for you, especially for students who have heavy burden on their tasks.

Then you can improve your goals when you have very high achievements. So, this will overtake other students.

Instead of setting my daily goals' values too high, I usually set my goals to their lowest values initially (e.g. remember 5 English words, read books for 5 minutes, speak English for 10 sentences).

View my 2022 Goals

You can find out my 2021 study plan and goals in this article.

My 2022 Final Goals

In 2022, I will introduce a new study tool: Final Goals. Although we can trace our study situations with daily goals checklist, we will also need some final goals to have huge achievements.

This strategy will also be introduced in March 2022 and I have made and implemented its trial version. It can be monthly, quaterly or yearly. I have made several final goals for 2022.

  • IELTS Band 7.0 (6.5 per component)
  • Get higher prizes in CCC and OUCC Competitions
  • Get prizes in ACSL Competition
  • Get A or A* on EPQ
  • Get 4 A (all A) in AS International Exam

New Productive Study Tools

On March, I am going to release and introduce several study tools, like some new Apple products on its website.

  • Integrated Planning System
  • Items Checklist
  • Final Goals
  • Tasks List 2.0 (with Tasks Pool)
  • Knowledge Flashcards 5.0 (including cutting answers)

Using Study Planner

I usually use Ken’s Study Planner as an electronic form of my study plans and goals. I can manage my goals, upcoming projects and events, and items checklist on it.

Ken's Study Planner

It is now opened for registration by the public, so you can sign up for an account and plan your study journey.

It was initially made last year at my hometown but it was then opened for registration on July 2021.

Using 5G and IPv6

Thanks for the 5G technology that saved student's 10% of studying time, allowing them find academic resources faster anywhere at any time. You now can access my website via the fastest 5G network now.

IPv6 mitigates the problem of IPv4 address exhaustion, allowing more students to enjoy the Internet, while 5G brings a blazing speed that improve student's studying experience.

If you have free time, you can learn more about IPv6 in this Computer Science knowledge explanation.

Happy Chinese New Year

31 January evening is New Year's Eve and tomorrow is the Spring Festival. We usually do a wide range of activities. Students need to relax in this special occasion at the vacation while studying.

Happy Chiese New Year! Hope you can have a better study journey in 2022!

You can learn more about some traditions of Chinese New Year in this article, the first article published on 2019 when I had started my website.

Happy Chinese New Year 2022


These are my study plan, daily goals and final goals for the new 2022. I hope you can have a better study journey this year.

Ken's Study Journey strives to provide high-quality articles about my tips and tutorials to study productively, together with some knowledge explanations. If you need help, I am here for you.

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