What does it mean to be organized?
It means being able to make time for work and fun! Students who are well organized:
- Set goals and plan ways to reach them
- Make schedules for finishing assignments and other projects on time.
- Have time for fun, friends and favorite activities.
- Being organized is a skill everyone can learn and use in school – and out!
Why is being organized so important?
Because being organized can help you:
- Be a better student instead of “cramming” for tests or writing papers at the last minute, you’ll be able to take the time to do your best.
- Reduce stress by learning to pace yourself; you won’t feel rushed all the time.
- Feel good about yourself. Once you’ve learned to manage your time, you’ll feel confident. About how much you can accomplish.
- Succeed in the future. Many of the skills that help you succeed in school will help you in future jobs, too.
- Your time is valuable – being organized can help you use it well.
Distractions can keep you from finishing your homework. During homework time: Try to stay away from the TV, loud music/noise, computer games and chatting, telephone, and social media.
A good study area is:
- Well Lit
- Supplied with the materials you’ll need
- Use a daily planner– Schedule time to study, have family time, and have fun with your friends.
- Be realistic– Set aside enough time for each activity.
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Always plan ahead– Ask your teachers or check their website for any assignments he or she can provide ahead of time.
- Be aware of approaching deadlines.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It will show you are serious about becoming more organized and a better student.
- Get advice on organizational skills from: Teachers, your counselor, parents, friends, classmates, AVID tutors, or your librarian.