How to ACTUALLY stay organized

The start of school year always means new notebooks, folders, binders, and promises that this is the year that you will get organized. Here are some simple tips on how you can actually stay organized this year.

  1. Get a planner or use iStudies, because let’s be real, if you don’t write something down your not going to remember it.
  2. When your teacher assigns you homework write it down! Even if it is in the last minute of class and your already all packed up, take out your iPad or your planner and WRITE IT DOWN! You will thank yourself later.
  3. Don’t share folders and binders with other subjects. It’ll get really confusing when you have math on A days and English on B days, and both subjects are sharing one folder.
  4. Look over your homework each night so if you have any questions you can ask the teacher in flex. One of the reasons for blocked scheduling is that you can do your A day homework that night, and if you have any questions you can ask the teacher the next day. Let’s be real not many people have time to do all their homework the night it is assigned, but at least try to look over the homework in case you have any questions you can ask your teacher in flex.
  5. Make sure you don’t over commit. You can’t be at two places at once even though we have all tried, it’s simply impossible.
  6. Do as much as you can the night before. I usually get out my uniform, pack my lunch, and make sure that I have all my homework in my backpack before I go to bed. If you try to do all those things in the morning you end up rushing around and you might forget something.
  7. Make sure you have someone in every class that you can text if you’re sick.
  8. Put your phone away when doing your homework! It’s really difficult to do Algebra homework when you’re always on Instagram. This can lead to confusion and we all know Algebra is confusing enough.
  9. Always back-up files on Google Drive!
  10. Pay attention!

Blog Post- Stephanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is sophomore, Stephanie Conners, looking stress free while doing religion homework, because she follows these tips.

Grace Garbsch’18

 

 

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