tick-tock, tick-tock! This is just the sound of time marching on!
Teens have so many competing demands on their time -- friends, movies,
studying, relationships, work and more! One of the most important factors
in learning how to study is learning how to manage time. In order to manage
your time better, take control of what happens to you during school and
during your time away from school.
Here are some
tips you can use to help you manage your time efficiently:
Make a "to
do" list. Make your list in the morning and then feel the
joy of crossing out each item as you finish it.
Set your priorities.
A priority is something important. Look at your list and decide what
is the most important task you need to do. What is next important?
And so forth.
Use a daily
planner at school. A daily planner keeps track of your school
assignments as they are given. Be a WINNER!
Write down assignments while you are
still in class.
Include due dates.
Determine if you Need to bring home
the book for that class.
Do homework every Night. Don't let it
Explain to your parents what you're
doing in school.
And Remember to bring the work back
(or boring) subjects first. Waiting to study them doesn't make
them easier. Get them "out of the way."
sessions no longer than 50 minutes -- then
take a break. Give yourself some kind of reward before
getting back to work.
Be realistic about what you have time to do.
- Try to handle
a paper or an assignment only once.
Practice your time
management skills. Play the Beat the Clock