Archive | July 25, 2015

An Organization Guide for the Struggling

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With summer coming to an end and school getting ready to start (sorry, kids!), there are more and more sales of notebooks, pencils, backpacks, and folders being sold. The stores are packed with people buying back-to-school outfits for their kids and snacks and other food items are being bought for the beginning of the year. Organizing all these items can be tough, but today, I am here to give a few tips for the struggling.

I can’t say that I’m exactly an organizer, though. As much as I would like to say I’m great it, I think that wouldn’t be entirely true. Luckily, after doing a little research on ways people stay organized and therefore giving me the inspiration to come up with new ideas, I have devised several ways to stay organized and clean. Don’t just take my word on it, though! You can even create your own ideas.

Tip #1: It is always a bit disheartening when a giant pile of books are waiting for you.  All those pages you have to study, all those words you have to memorize! Sometimes, it just seems like a real pain to do this much work. To help solve this situation, it’s best to organize those books. Some people like do start with their favorite subject and work their way to their least favorite subject and other people enjoy going from the least-liked to their best subject. I would advise that it’s best to start with the least enjoyed subject, because of you start from your favorite to hated, chances are you’ll lose focus after you finish that first, most-liked subject. Going from least to greatest will most likely help you focus. (Just make sure you don’t rush through your subjects to get to that favorite subject. That’s another problem you’ll have to face.)

Tip #2: Along with those books, there are those study notes you wrote during your class or lecture. What do those scribbles say? What was meant when that was written down? Not everything has to be black and white when it comes to notes; adding a little color will help spruce up those pages! A colorful highlighter can be used to highlight the most important parts of the notes as well as getting your attention on what needs it most. Studies have actually shown that certain colors help us remember things as well and make us feel a certain way. That boring, uninteresting feel doesn’t have to last like that!

fea949c478a2198f6071843209198309Tip #3: What about those quizzes and tests you have lying around? What do you do with those? A portfolio works great as long as you keep your papers in them. Labelled folders can be put into the slots and provide excellent space from those papers that will be important later on.

Tip #4: Speaking of labeling, it’s important to label what belongs to you. Many times have I heard stories of items being stolen, either taking it because they were confused or because they were being a bully. Labeling items doesn’t always prevent bullies fro stealing, but if a person is confused with what item belongs to them, they’ll see the name.  It won’t take long to figure out if it’s the bully or the confused student.

Tip #5: The most important of all these tips is to make sure that you yourself are focused. It’s so very important for us to be focused on goals so that we can achieve them and never give up on what we dream. Even though it seems the goals of today may be pointless, there are endless possibilities for you in the future.

Well, I hope these tips were helpful! Organization is key to pretty much everything, which is why it’s so important! As students enter into a new year or yet another year of school or college, we should focus  on the now so that we can get to where we are lead when the time comes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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