Note: I’ve received comments and messages telling me that the word “organised” in the title should be spelled as “organized”. But I write in British English, where the word really is spelled as “organised”. 🙂
Life as a student is busy. There’s so much going on.
If you’re not organised and you feel like you’re not on top of things, stress can build up.
You might end up working late and sleeping less to try to catch up, but this isn’t a good habit.
Getting organised for school is all about developing good habits and systems.
Through my experiences, I’ve come up with these 30 simple tips that will help students to become organised, productive, and effective.
1. Develop a routine
Consistency is the key to student success. So write down your general weekly schedule and create a routine.
Include things like when you’ll do your homework, when you’ll review the things you’ve learned, when you’ll exercise, and so on.
It’s not possible to stick to a routine 100% of the time, but at least set up the framework to keep you focused and on track.
2. Set rules for yourself
Set some very specific rules for yourself. These could be things like “complete all projects and assignments at least two days before they are due” or “start studying for tests at least one week in advance”.
Review your rules once a month and adjust them if necessary.
3. Write everything down
No one has a perfect memory, and trying to remember everything is stressful. So make a habit of writing down all your events, meetings, ideas, and things you need to do.
When you write everything down, you’ll be less anxious because you won’t be relying on your brain as a storage device. [Read more…]