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Having a quiet work space makes it so much
easier to concentrate on study or homework.
Sometimes it can be hard to find a quiet place
around the house so you could try...
- Turning of music or TV
- Asking family members for a bit of quiet time
- Putting a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door
Even having your own allocated room, such
as a study room or a quiet area with a lot of
space for homework and assignments.
With assignments comes due dates. Teachers
aren’t going to give into the usual excuses
- “ my computer/printer wouldn’t work
- “I forgot it”
- “My mum didn’t bring it in”
Or “My dog ate it”
So to stop this from happening try you should try
- have a calendar with all your due dates on it.
Preferably somewhere near your workspace.
-Have Binder or plastic sleeve folders near your
work space with drafts, copies, important
-Have a student diary that has all reminders and
due dates. (TIP: in every week write a note that
reminds you that you have an assignment to do
if you don’t or have finished
-Have a student diary that has all reminders
and due dates. (TIP: in every week slot, write
a note that reminds you that you have an
assignment to do so that you don’t leave it to
the last minute.)
- DON’T LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE!
Assignments need more than a days work. So
plan out your time when you can work on an
assignment. Maybe set up a table like this...
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 Soccer at Beach run
Arrive home- Arrive home- Arrive home- Arrive home- Arrive home- Home ground then surf 7:00
get started on Commerce get ready for Science Maths 8:30
maths booklet soccer homework Homework
5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 English Science
Science Maths Soccer English English Report assignment
assignment homework Practice Report Report
5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 History Study English report
Study for Science Science Maths History (Finish due
Commerce assignment assignment Homework tomorrow)
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 Movies with History Study
Start English English History Study Commerce Geography friends 4:30 HalfYearly
Report worksheet Sheets exam
Monday wk 6
6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 Dinner at Read
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Tavern with
7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 10:30 8:30
Read Read Read Read Read Bed Bed
Something as simple as that can help you
manage time and take a lot of pressure off
your shoulders and help you stay calm with
assignments, homework and study.
Taking notes in class during a class discussion
can be very helpful. Although teachers tell
you, you don’t have to take notes, it is a good
skill to have for later years in High School and
University. Note taking can also be easier for
you to understand because it is you who is
writing the notes down and can write it in
your own language or how you understand it.
Take a Break
Don’t Stress. You do not have to be studying all
the time. Relax and Breath. Take some time off
to do things you love to do. Like weekend
sports, hanging out with friends or family or
walking the dog. etc. You don’t have to stop
doing these things because you have to study.
You could organise a time to take a break and
get out for a bit.
Study, homework and assignments aren’t all
that scary or stressful when you have the
right skills to handle them. Remember the
- Have a quiet and clear workspace
-organise time, schoolwork and daily
-Stay calm, relax and breath. Whatever the
problem is you can fix it.