There are only so many hours in a day, a week, and a term. You cannot change the number of hours, but you can decide how to best use them. To be successful in school, you must carefully manage your study time. Here is a strategy for doing this.
Prepare a Term Calendar
At the beginning of a term, prepare a Term Calendar. Update it as the term goes on. Here is what to do to prepare a Term Calendar:
>> Record your school assignments with their due dates and your scheduled tests.Record your planned school activities.
>> Record your planned school activities.
>> Record your known out-of-school activities.
Prepare a Weekly Schedule
>> Each Sunday before a school week, prepare a Weekly Schedule. Update it as the week goes on. Here is what to do to prepare a Weekly Schedule.
Record your daily classes
>> Enter things to be done for the coming week from your Term Calendar.
>> Review your class notes from the previous week to see if you need to add any school activities.
>> Add any out-of-school activities in which you will be involved during the week.
>> Be sure to include times for completing assignments, working on projects, and studying for tests. These times may be during the school day, right after school, evenings, and weekends.
Prepare a Daily Organizer
>> Each evening before a school day, prepare a Daily Organizer for the next day. Place a √ next to each thing to do as you accomplish it. Here is what to do to prepare a Daily Organizer.
Enter the things to do for the coming day from your Weekly Schedule
>> Enter the things that still need to be accomplished from your Daily Organizer from the previous day.
>> Review your class notes for the day just completed to see if you need to add any school activities.
>> Add any out-of-school activities in which you will be involved the next day.
>> Your Weekly Schedule should have more detail than your Term Calendar. Your Daily Organizer should have more detail than your Weekly Schedule. Using a Term Calendar, a Weekly Schedule, and a Daily Organizer will help you make the best use of your time.