Organization Tips for Students
Homework & studying tips
-Get into a habit of keeping to-do lists and posting assignments/reminders around your room or house.
Organize homework assignments
-before beginning homework, number assignments in the order in which they should be done.
-start with one that is not too long or difficult, but avoid saving the longest or hardest assignment for last.
Designate a study space
-you should study in the same place every night.
-it should be a quiet place with few distractions.
-keep all supplies and books nearby.
Set a designated study time
-use the same time daily to do homework and studying.
-try to avoid doing homework immediately after school. It is good to use some time to unwind. However, this may work best for some.
Keeping organized notebooks
-organize papers in a binder or notebook.
-use dividers to separate class notes, or color-code notebooks.
Conduct a weekly cleanup
-go through materials weekly to get rid of old papers and extras.
Create a household schedule
-try to establish and stick to a regular dinnertime and bedtime.
Keep a master calendar
-include family activities, projects, tests and other activities.
Prepare for the day ahead
-before you go to bed (book bag card)
Organizing Your Time-Tips for Minimizing Interruptions-*Ask if it can wait.*Pick the right time to study.*Gather snacks and supplies in advance to avoid interrupting yourself once started.*Work in a library.*Keep your planner handy.*Surf the internet incognito.*Let your parents or answering machine answer phone calls.*Don’t panic if something out of the ordinary comes up.