Organizational Tips for a Student’s Success

Want to know how to help your child be a better student? Here are 5 organizational tips from College Nannies & Tutors of Edmond. 

  1. Establish
    a routine for each session
    .   Maintain a consistent time each
    afternoon or evening for homework and studying.   Focus on more difficult assignments first.   After dinner, finish remaining work or
    review for a test with a family member.
  2. Work
    at your desk in your bedroom regularly
    .   Minimize
    distractions.  Turn off music,
    television and phone.   Once you sit
    down to work, focus on one assignment at a time.   Parents, you can check to see if your
    students need your help, but be careful not to interrupt them!
  3. Maintain
    a well-stocked and clean workspace
    .   Have a
    water bottle, sharpened pencils, dictionary, thesaurus and your bookbag
    with you.   Only use the computer
    when needed to avoid distracting temptations such as IM, music and
    surfing.
  4. Hang
    a bulletin board above your desk for visual reminders
    :  Items to bring to school the next day; difficult
    to remember vocabulary words; tricky math or science formulas.
  5. Manage
    your papers and books
    .

    Use a planner.  Write assignments in your planner on
    the day they are assigned and every day until due.  When completing homework, leave your
    planner open and check off each assignment as you complete it.  

    Use a pocket folder for each
    class as an “inbox/outbox.”  Put
    new assignments in your inbox (left-hand pocket) before you leave that
    class.  At home, when you complete
    each assignment, put it in the outbox (right-hand pocket).  At school, open the correct folder at
    the beginning of class and hand in assignment that are in your
    outbox.

    Keep a binder with all past
    assignments, quizzes and tests for review.  Teachers take most test questions from
    homework and quizzes.  Study these
    first and study them well.

Developing
this kind of routine strengthens a student’s ability to excel and achieve their
full potential.  College Nannies &
Tutors can help, with customized, one-on-one tutoring and college prep.  To learn more, please visit their website at www.collegetutors.com/edmondok,
or call Karin Dallas at 405-513-6060.

 

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