On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being you can’t even find a pencil right now and 10 being so organized Bill Gates would hire you to run his company) how would you rate your ability to organize your school life?
With so many activities going on in our lives these days, it can be a challenge to remember what’s due when.
The Week at a Glance tool is designed to help you organize your days. Week at a Glance
To use this tool properly, you’ll need to sit down Sunday evening or Monday morning and look in each of your 6 courses for the entire week. You can look at the course’s Checklist for each day or you can look at the teacher’s course homepage if they use their own version of week at a glance.
Use the key below to indicate what’s due each day.
LL – Learning Lab
DB – dropbox assignment due
SW – student workroom assignment due
T – test
Q – quiz
If a box is empty that means you still have a lesson to read, but nothing to turn in that particular day.
Your Week at a Glance might look like this:
Seeing your week like this can help you manage your time better. For example, if you have a tennis lesson, soccer practice, or Boy Scouts on Wednesdays, you might want to work ahead because when looking at the Week at a Glance, you have a heavy day with four dropbox assignments and a Science test.
You can print a blank form each week, or put it on a dry erase board. Cross off the items as you do them.
Not every organization tool works for every student, but give this one a try. Commit to doing it for three weeks and see if you’re more productive with getting your school work done. You might find that you have more time to do the things you enjoy outside of school.
If you have a tool for staying organized or a study tip that works for you, please share it in the Comments box!