Dust off those textbook covers and sharpen your pencils- school is back in session!
Dust off those textbook covers and sharpen your pencils- school is back in session! Teachers are already heaping on the assignments and assessments for those students that have been in school for three whole weeks already. As if adjusting to new teachers and maybe a whole new school- for all you seventh graders out there- isn't enough already!
But the everlasting question remains: Is the work too much? Are students suffering unnecessarily? Is homework- what with sports and every other after school activity in existence- pushing kids over the edge? Complaints about worksheets and having to spend hours studying after school are floating around already, and we're not even a month in yet. This is going to be a long school year.
Unfortunately, there's not much that students can do about it except make it as easy on themselves as possible. Organization is key, and it can be as simple as picking up a planner and jotting down the little details that are easily forgotten otherwise.
Prioritizing is another helpful technique that can shorten the hours spent on homework each night. Putting important things before urgent things is worth it in the end.
Exercising can also help reduce school-related stress. And, of course, resting up for each day is the most important thing a student can do to avoid burning out.
So hopefully, with the help of these easy techniques, students can make their 2011-2012 school years a little more survivable.