Standards Page (big ideas)

Make a to-do list everyday. Put the most important tasks on top, even if they are the least pleasant, get these over with first. Have some things you enjoy on the list, so you have something to look forward to. 2. Keep your work with you. This allows you to take advantage of wait time, on the bus, in the car, standing in line, you get the idea. 3. Don’t be afraid to say no to your friends. Its ok to say no if your friends asks you to go to a movie with them but you have a test tomorrow, if they are a real friend, they will understand. 4. Do your work when you feel the most productive. Are you not a morning person? Then don’t try to do difficult assignments before school. 5. Create a dedicated study time. Set aside some time everyday just for studying or homework. Turn off your phone during this time. Don’t check your email or the internet during this time, if you don’t need the internet to do your homework, turn off the wifi on your computer to minimize distractions. 6. Budget your time. Add up all of your time commitments for the week (practices, job, school, etc) and create a weekly schedule to follow. Before adding any other activities, check to see how much free time you actually have that week. Remember to schedule time to relax and to exercise! You don’t want to burn out. 7. Focus, focus, focus. Check your to-do list a few times a day to help keep you from getting distracted by unimportant things (like that cute kitty video on youtube!) 8. Get enough rest. A sleep deprived brain is not a highly functioning brain – you need 7-8 hours of sleep a night to be healthy. If you didn’t get everything done on your to-do list and its time for bed, just add it to tomorrow’s to-do list and get som


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