Hey GirlMoguls – it’s almost back to school time and here are a few more tips on how to make dealing with all of the school stuff a breeze – I mean if just a few organizational tips made school that much easier (and a cinch to grab a higher grade or two) wouldn’t it be worth it? (Check out our first post here) After all it’s not like I’m telling you to go study or anything like that! Ok, so here are my tips for handling those long-term homework assignments:
First Off – Jump right in – just because the due date for that Spanish project is a week or so away, doesn’t mean you should leave it to the last minute. You should get started on it stat – because, trust me, just knowing you’ve started will help kill that overwhelmed feeling
Break it Down – sure you know you should start now – but how? Start by breaking the project into smaller steps or tasks and start tackling them 1,2, 3 – maybe first up is researching your subject, next up is writing a draft of your presentation and third up is pulling together all the pictures for it…
Pace Yourself – figure out how many days you have until the project is due – and don’t count weekends, unless you’re really going to work – and then divide the project into as many mini-goals as your have days to finish – for instance if you have to read a whole book for a book report, divide up the number of chapters by days – but be sure to leave a day or two to write the report
Check your List – keep a checklist of your goals so you can track your progress to the deadline – remember if one of the tasks took longer than you thought, be sure to adjust your goals to fit into the time you have left….
So see – even those long term project are no big deal with these tips – next up I’ll show you how to manage your schedule.
Ok, tween girls, it’s almost time for back to school and as you know, it’s super important to stay on top of all you have to do if you want to be a superstar student – I mean after all if it took to get some great grades were a few simple organizational tips – wouldn’t that be cool. So I’m here to give you a quick run-down on just what you need to ace school…
For dealing with your daily dose of homework:
Gather your supplies – set up a special homework area – like the desk in your room or your corner of the family room, and stock it with everything you need, from pencils, to pens to that ruler. Even if you’re not in the same place every day, get a cute basket and or box and stock it up so it can move with you
Get Listy – make a list of allyour homework assignments in the order you need to do them. Start with the Most Important One First. And if you find something super boring, definitely don’t leave it until last when you’ll be tempted to quit.
Take Short Breaks – A short – and I don’t mean a whole iCarly episode – break will actually help your brain work better. You can even use a kitchen timer and set it for a five minute break between homework tasks. But when that buzzer rings, get right back at your desk.
Pack Your Pack – when you’ve finished all your homework – take a deep breath, and then pack your bag with everything – from your homework assignments to your gym clothes for the next day in your book bag. Leave it by the door or in the same place every night and in the morning you can focus on picking out your outfit rather than searching all over for what you need.
So GirlMoguls – don’t sweat the school stuff – next up I’ll give you more of my academic back to school whiz gal tips….