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Helpful Hints

  • 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.

Study Skills

Getting Organized

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.


Stay focused!

dial-a-teacher  phone 505-344-3571  1-800-947-8839Distractions 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:

  • Quiet       
  • Comfortable       
  • Neat       
  • Well Lit       
  • Supplied with the materials you’ll need