Organization during school

These tips will help you understand how to keep up with homework and being organized for when we get used to coming back to school on a regular basis


Nyla Fowler, Staff Writer

How can you keep up with homework and stay organized this school year? Here are a few helpful tips to get you through the year.
Make a goal of what kind of grades you want for this year. For example, making a list or setting a real long-term goal for the year. You should have done some version of this in your EDGE class, but it always helps to write down your goals!
Write the homework from each class in a notepad or calendar then look at that later, remembering what you needed to do for that specific class (Make sure to put the period and name of the assignment!)
Check each class on Schoology to see what is happening and what is due!
Take notes. How you will be able to take notes is pulling out paper or a schedule for that specific day, writing the date, the class period and what will be due ahead of time or at 3pm-12am. Then when you get home you can look at the notepad/paper getting all your homework out. Once you are finished you can cross it out and feel relieved you finished all your homework. There is a sense of accomplishment when you cross something off your list!
Organize your backpack and what you take and what you’re not taking to school in the morning. If you think you need everything, try using a locker or putting the book in the class you would need it in or keeping it in your own personal cubby or asking the teacher to hold it for you for when the period you’re in starts.
Organize your binder if you have one or put loose papers you worked on in a specific folder you have for that class period. A messy crumple wad of papers is dangerous; you will lose stuff and your teacher hates crumply paper!
Keep color-coded folders in place in your backpack checking them each time after school to see what papers/packets you have to do if you have homework then just get them all done that day and try not procrastinating. Procrastinating is one of the biggest things with all of us and it tends to make us overwhelmed. Nip that in the bud and save your sanity!
Check power school and see what is missing or has been assigned for you and make sure you know what you need to do for any class you have a low grade in. Remember, the teachers will take late work from first quarter up to October 4th, so make sure you get EVERYTHING turned in!

These tips can help you guys to keep up with work and stay organized during this school year and help you make it into a routine. Other than that, stay safe everyone, this year is going to be great, you got this!!