Now that the new school year is a real thing, it’s time to seriously start thinking about focusing on getting good grades. Here are some tips on how to stay organized and get the best grades this semester and year.
Write Everything Down
Whether you’re using a planner, the notes app or a sheet of paper, write down everything you need to accomplish. By writing everything down, you don’t have to work so hard to remember what you need to get done. All you have to do is look at your list and get busy.
Set Designated Work Times
Working for long and tiring hours isn’t the way you should be going about completing your assignments. Setting designated working times helps to prevent burnout and exhaustion. Set specific days and times to do work to allow yourself the freedom to have a life outside of school.
Find A Study Space
As tempting as it may be to study in your bed, there are definitely much better options. Your body and brain associate your bed with sleeping and will want to do just that as soon as you get in bed to study. Find a space like a library, coffee shop or even a quiet space in your home to study to eliminate the temptation of distractions and wanting to sleep.
Get Into A Routine
Getting into a routine helps you to build habits that eventually become easier to follow and stay on top of. In addition to this, it helps to eliminate unwanted stress and anxiety that comes from doing things with no routine.
Get Some Rest
We all know your brain doesn’t perform at max capacity when you’re running off little to no sleep. How can you expect to do well in your studies without rest? Getting enough sleep every night is a great way to give your body the energy and rest it needs to be able to perform at its best.
If you follow these tips, make sure to let us know how much they helped. Here’s to a great and productive school year!
By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Columbia College Chicago
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