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09/24/2014
We certainly hope that as the school year has already begun, you are already seeing great things from your child. If you are starting to see a lack of organization, The Tutoring Center in Johns Creek has a few tips for you. Remember that it is much easier to stay organized than it is to start over, so if your child is starting to struggle, help them out as quickly as possible with these SIX tips to staying organized!

Set Goals

Of course one of those goals is to stay organized this year, but that’s not all. You can set academic and personal goals for this week or even more long term. Writing down these goals and brainstorming ways to achieve them is a great place to start. You may also choose to share these goals with someone who can help you and keep you accountable to accomplish them. 

Avoid Clutter

Your backpack, locker, and study space should be void of clutter. The more you have, the harder it is to stay organized. Make sure that you put papers you’ll need into folders or your notebook. Avoid having loose paper throughout, and get rid of those items you will no longer need. 

Designate a Study Space

Finding a space in your home, that works for you to study daily, is advisable. Though you may use a desk in your room, it is best to avoid using your bed for studying. You may also choose the kitchen table or another area in the home. With your parents permission, make sure that this area is free of clutter and distraction. This is where you go to get things done. It is also advisable to have a place designated to put your backpack, homework, projects, or other items you’ll need for the following school day. This helps to avoid the morning rush of finding what you need. 

Write It Down

Saying that you will remember, can likely result in you forgetting. It is best to write down assignments. Also, innocently enough, taking a picture of the assignments due, is another not so effective technique. Though you may very well take out your phone in order to see what you have to do that evening, you know the unlimited distractions you know have available at your fingertips. It is best to avoid using your phone at all while studying and/or doing homework. 

Use a Planner

An alternative to the options above, is to get a planner, divided into individual days, in order to keep track of your assignments. When you have a test or something due later in the week or month, make a note when it was assigned, when it’s due, as well as reminders in the middle to study or work on the project. This will help you keep organized and ensure that you are not doing all the work the night before. 

Break It Up and Work it Out

Set up the schedule that works best for you. Is it more effective for you to start with the easier assignments and work your way to the most difficult, or vise versa? Should you schedule a time to take a jog around the block, get a snack, or wash your face? It is important that your schedule works for you, but remember that academics should take precedence over other activities. 

Though there is a link between organization and academic success, it is still quite possible that your child will need help in an academic area. If this is the case, know that The Tutoring Center is here for just that. Contact us at, 770-927-4577 for tutoring in Johns Creek!

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