The next time they tell you to turn down the stereo, you can tell them you work better in that environment. However, you shouldn't go overboard. This means that you shouldn't always say you work better when you are really listening to your favorite CD rather than working.
With the right combination, you can work in the best environment for you and get your work done with more success. For more information on places to work and more tips/tricks for studying, click here.Or, if you prefer to just skim some of the most important facts,click here.
Now, if you are supposed to study for something that is highly important, you must first know what to study. Once you know that, try going to the library.
In the library, you are around all sorts of helpful information, and it is usually a nice, quiet place to read and work.
Preparing for TestsPreparing for tests and meetings can be rather hard, if you don't use the right strategies. Some of the strategies to make this task easier could be...
Have you ever wanted to do homework somewhere, but you can't do it because of some distraction? That is a pretty common problem and it can be very annoying. A great place to work is actually in your room. Even if it hasn't worked before, try putting on some calm music. Be sure not to make the music too loud.
- Write all your daily chores and appointments on a calendar.
- Take notes during classes to ensure you are not getting false information Make sure, though, you have the subject on top of the notes so you don't place the information in the wrong place in different report
- If you are taking notes, you may want to write on only one side of the paper or note card. This is because if the notes are in a certain order, then you won't get mixed up on which facts come first on what you are writing about
- While studying, if you are positive that you know certain information, then put a check next to those notes. If you don't know something, or you don't have it down in your head perfectly yet, put a circle next to your notes. This will allow you to study only those things you still need to know.
- If you don't understand what the teacher said during class, don't hesitate to go to your teacher after class or right then to ask her to repeat the information or explain it so you can understand it. If she doesn't
- Keep folders for every subject from school (i.e. blue folder=Math, red folder=Reading, green folder=Science, yellow folder=English, orange folder=History, black folder=Spelling). Also, you can have a multi-purpose folder for people who are in a rush. When you are done with school, put all the papers from the multi-purpose folder in all your specific folders.
If you have a desk, then make sure that it is nice and clean.
Try to concentrate only on what you are doing.
Yes, you can admit it (you probably already have, though), that homework can be pretty boring.
If you are a person that can't think when you have to do a bunch of work at once, it's alright to take breaks every 15-20 minutes. Playing a game can be a great stress reliever. Don't get caught up in your game, or else you will forget to do your homework! So remember, take no breaks that are longer than 5-10 minutes.
When you are done with your break, it is a good idea to do some of your least favorite work first. You may not see how right now, but in the long run it will help a lot. Finally, you are done with that dreaded nightly homework, but wait! There's more! Don't forget to finish up and do the rest of your work. When you are done, you can say:"Thank heavens, it's over with."Now you can go and play with your video games. You may not want to ever do that again, but look at the bright side: you will nothave to make up a crazy excuse for why you don't have your work or suffer your teachers telling you that it should have been done.
Back-Pack OrganizationNow, you and most people must learn how to organize your back-pack! To get organized for this, you must or should only take the things that you need or that might help you. If you pack too much, then you will most likely be crouching down for a LONG time(it gets very heavy very quickly). Also, when you put your items inside your back-pack, you should put the largest things in first instead of the other way around.
Most people who carry a back-pack usually have anywhere from 2-4 (sometimes even more) pockets. Your smallest pocket is an ideal place to store many new pens or pencils. If you are someone that brings your lunch to school, then you do not want to put it in the main pocket. Put it in the second to largest pocket. This may sound sort of strange, but if you do this correctly, your back-pack may actually feel lighter and more balanced.
Besides organizing your binder in terms of the what pockets to put things in, the hardest part is keeping the inside of the back-pack clean and ORGANIZED! Never leave any sheets of paper by themselves just inside your back-pack!If you leave any stranded papers inside your back-pack, it will probably become a habit to do that, and they will get crushed by your larger items. If for any reason your back-pack doesn't seem to be able to hold all of your things, then, if you can, try to turn some things to the side to see if they might fit better. You may have to work on it for a little while, but you usually find a way to store most of your items inside those pockets.
If you have taken your time to actually read all of this page, then you might have learned a thing or two about how to organize school related items. Now, as you reach the end of this page, there is one more thing that must be asked of you. . .RUOrganized?
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