Sunday, September 13, 2015

7 Tips So School Doesn't Kill You!

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  1. Keep your alarm clock across the room from your bed.
I love my sleep. Getting up early is awful. When the alarm goes off in the morning, all I want to do is hit the snooze button to catch 5 more minutes. The only thing more annoying than waking up early, is having to turn off my alarm clock.  Putting the clock across the room so I have to get up and turn it off gets me out of bed.

    2. Plan things ahead of time.
Planning ahead is key for school. Laying out your clothes, packing your backpack, and making a lunch at night is one of the most helpful tips for school. You can save the time it takes to stare into your closet and scramble around the night before. Catching those 10 minutes extra of sleep is a beautiful thing.

    3. Prioritize your homework.
If there was an award for the biggest procrastinator, I definitely would be a possible recipient. I tend to push getting things done back to later because when I get home I just want to take a break. But prioritizing your homework is key to getting it done. Put less fun homework on the top of your list to get it out of the way. Put homework that you have multiple days to finish at the bottom.

   4. Stay organized.
I know that this might seem super obvious, but it really helps. Try doing your homework in the same place each day so you don’t have things in 7 different places. Get a cute expandable file and keep all of your important papers filed. Now you won’t need to stress while running around trying to find your science homework 2 minutes before the bus comes.  Everything you need will be right there.

   5. Use a planner
Again this could be a pretty obvious one but it really helps. Just having a place where you can write down dates for tests, projects, and most importantly homework. Plan ahead.  That way you don’t have a surprise, because those kind of surprises aren’t fun.

  6. Do homework in a place that won’t be distracting
I understand that doing homework in front of the TV can be very appealing, but it is also very distracting. Do homework in places such as your bedroom or a home office. It could really be anywhere that isn’t going to make you get off task, which is only going to make doing your homework take twice as long.

   7. Take study breaks
Just because you need to stay focused doesn’t mean you can’t take breaks. Take one every 30 minutes or after you finish homework for a class. Maybe don’t start watching TV during your break, get a snack, take a stretch break, or listen to your favorite song.

Good luck!

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