How to Manage School Work in Middle School

So you are new to Middle School. It isn't too hard to manage your time and effort to be successful and have outstanding grades!

Steps

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    Mentally force yourself to do as much homework as you can complete. For example, saying "I can do it, I can do it!" It may be demanding, but after you get it out of the way, you will be relieved.
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    Make a plan. If there are events or happenings that you can't miss, find a time to complete your studies.
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    Turn in assignments on time. Really make an effort to keep your finished homework in your planner.
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    Take every second your teacher gives you in class to complete an assignment/homework/project. It helps a lot.
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    Push yourself, but not too hard. School doesn't come easy. To have fun free time, it takes work and effort.
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    No matter how hard it may be, try to pay as much attention in class as possible. In order to make this easier, eat a decent breakfast and get a some sleep the night before so your mind isn't set on food or sleep while you are in class.
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    Make sure that you have a pencil and paper ready for every class. This is helpful, just in case there are any last minute tips your teacher may give you about a test, quiz, or just the topic you're learning about.
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    Always have something that you love to do, or that is really fun for you to do at home. When you are in class, you will then have something to keep you going throughout the day, in order to get to your free time to be able to do that activity. This tactic does take self control, however, it is up to you to get all of your homework done rather than skipping it to get to that one activity.
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    When you get to your locker, make absolutely sure that you have everything you need to get your homework done. If you have to study, then make sure you have flash cards to do it with.
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    When you get home, get right to your homework. It is always better to do your homework right away, rather than doing your fun activity with the thought of your homework hanging over your head.
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    Do your homework from the longest and hardest to the shortest and easiest. That way, as your tolerance of the homework lessens, so does the required time spent, focus, and thought. This will make it infinitely easier for you to get your homework done efficiently, and thoroughly.
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    Finally, after you are done with your homework, put away EVERYTHING. You don't want to be behind because you forgot a binder, or homework. In most schools, you don't even receive credit for the homework you've done. SO DON'T FORGET ANYTHING!
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    Try hard, be patient, and you will get better grades, more time, or whatever you are reading this for in the end. Thanks for reading!

Tips

  • Middle school is easy and manageable if you keep everything organized.
  • Procrastination doesn't cut it in the real world. No matter how much you can't stand homework, make yourself complete it!

Warnings

  • Don't stress yourself out. Take breaks from your homework every once in a while. Ask for help, or just relax; you'll finish it eventually.

Article Info

Categories: Managing Time During School Years | Surviving Middle School