happen on time.
You’re involved in a bunch of different things after
school—dance, sports, clubs—and you love everything you do. But whenever your
teachers assign more homework, you feel like you’re gonna cry. Why? ‘Cause you
can’t figure out how to make
Swallow those tears, sweeties! We’re showing you how to
master Homework Mountain…without giving up your after-school activities.
Use that planner
If your school gave you a planner at the beginning of the
year, it’s time to start using it…and I don’t mean just for big tests and
projects. Write down every assignment, no matter how teeny. In order to get
everything done, you’ve gotta know what’s on the docket, right?
Budget your time
Sit down with your planner (and your ‘rents if you like) and
plan out a normal week for you. Add in soccer practices, fall play rehearsals
and volunteer hours at the local library. When you have everything that has to follow a certain schedule scoped out, start
reserving blocks of time to dedicate to homework and studying. Make sure to
give yourself some free time, too, whether it’s to watch your favorite show or
to read a book.
Do the shuffle
Week still overloaded? See if you can move some things
around. Perhaps your Wednesday violin lesson could easily be pushed to the
weekend, or maybe your community service work could fill a Saturday morning
instead of Thursday afternoon. Consider your school sched when shuffling to see
if freeing up certain afternoons for homework (or downtime after a tough day)
would be helpful.
Downtime adds up!
If you’re spending a lot of time in the car going from place
to place, or waiting around after practice for a ride home, do your best to
make the most of it. Bring a long a book or a worksheet you can knock off in
no-time, and you’ll have one less thing to do when you go home.
Dish! What’s your secret to balancing homework and your
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/29/2011 2:47:00 PM
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