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Back To School: Organization Tips

Updated: Feb 5

So, you’ve made it through the hectic first few weeks of school – now what? As you get to know your new classes, teachers, and workload, now is the best time to start perfecting your study habits. One of the tutoring services we provide is to help you get organized to be a motivated student. Follow these tips to increase your productivity and get you ready for a great, successful school year.

Set A Study Schedule

At this point, you have a good idea of how much work is required for each class. Make a study schedule so that when you leave school, you know exactly what you’re going to be working on and how long you’ll need to work on it. Maybe you have more French homework on Tuesdays than on Thursdays, and a calculus problem set every Wednesday – adjust accordingly.

Set A Daily Schedule

While study schedules are important, it’s also important to organize your time in a way that works for you. If staring at math homework for two hours leaves you cranky and confused, try taking a five-minute walk every half hour instead. Setting a daily schedule will help you manage your priorities, make you more productive, and ease your stress. Most importantly, when you’ve made a schedule, stick to it.

Determine What Works Best For You

A specific room, desk, or even lamp can also help you work. If you’re not sure how to start, try keeping track of all the places you work. Is the dining room too noisy? Does the lamp in your bedroom hurt your eyes? You’ll only know by exploring and learning what works best!

Create Your Ideal Study Space

Your environment can have a huge effect on your productivity, so find a space that works for you. For most people, this means a place with few distractions, so put away your phone and make sure your friends won’t interrupt your studying. If you spend 15 minutes wandering around your house or library looking for the “perfect” spot every time you study, you’re not working efficiently. By having a go-to study spot in your house or elsewhere, you’ll save yourself time and be able to get right to work.

The beginning of the school year can be hectic and stressful as you adjust to a variety of changes, but by organizing your time and finding a study spot that keeps you focused, you’re giving yourself the tools to adapt to a new school year and succeed! For more tips on how to kick off the school year right, check out this blog.

To learn more about how we can help you be successful this school year, contact Tim Tibbitts at or 216.235.3115.


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