How I stay organized for school - a few tips
1. Get a planner. Right now I’m using my school planner but I will be getting a new 2015 planner which will be more effective. In my school planner I write down any homework I get - do this right away, because otherwise you will forget, and anything I need to revise/prepare for, like tests/essays.
2, Color coordinate your subjects. For example: history - red, science - blue, maths - green. That way, all of your work is organized within each subject and you won’t misplace anything. You can do this by keeping a folder that pertains to each individual subject colour, and just put all of your notes/handouts into that.
3. Prepare in advance (and beat procrastination). For example, I have essay questions to do for a mock exam in January. My teacher has given us these questions in advance, so I can prepare for them, ensuring that I get high marks. Researching is the best way to gain a wider understanding of the topic/subject, which will gain you higher marks. When you have homework, do it the night you get it, because it’s harder to do you homework the night before you have to give it in as you won’t remember your previous lesson as clearly.
4. Keep your notes organized and in chronological order - this will help when you come to revise, if your notes are unorganized then you can’t remember all of the information clearly, and could get confused during the exam. again, I recommend colour coordinating each individual topic within each subject. You can do this by getting some folder dividers that are all different colours. I use a notebook to take notes during class, and then type them up when I get home, and then put them into my binder. This way, I’m revising all of the information at the same time, and putting them into a concise order ready to revise from them in the future. Always add the date, titles and subtitles on the notes so that they make sense wen you look back at them.
5. Creating a study plan. I don’t like to create a study plan, because I find that my schdule often changes,and I don’t like the pressure of a study plan. And often, when you create a study plan, it jut says the subject, so it can be quite bewildering wen it comes to choosing what to actually study. I personally write a checklist when I revise. That way, I can create a detailed plan of what I need to revise, focusing on my weaknesses. You can also do this weeks in advance, for example, just writing down what chapters needs to be read for English. This will keep you organized and even ahead of schedule.