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Organization and Study Skills Tips

 

In middle school, kids have to learn how to deal with more homework and a busy social calendar. Learning organizational skills and how to prioritize time is important.

Here are some ways to teach those skills:

 

1. Organize lists in a logical order

Projects can be organized by due date or 

by time needed or how hard (or easy) they are.

 

2. Teach how to divide and conquer

Using a calendar, show your child how

doing a little work each day can help

him/her prioritize & organize tasks.

 

3. Have a front-door "go" box

Designate a place for items your child

needs to remember for school.

 

4. Color-code tasks

EX: Using a red sticky note for 

important jobs & green ones for things

that have to be done by the end of the week.

 

5. Use a whiteboard/chalkboard

Your child can make To-do lists, map

out thoughts for an assignment or just

write down things he/she wants to remember.

 

6. Set a weekly backpack cleaning day

Clearing out old papers, leftover snacks,

pencils, etc. once a week can make

it easier for your child to find things &

stay organized.

 

7. Keep track of time

Writing down the start & end times for

chores or assignments for a couple

weeks can help your child figure out

how to budget time in the future.

 

Reference: https://www.understood.org/en

 

Apps and websites for making flashcards and quizzes:

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/apps-and-websites-for-making-flash-cards-and-quizzes

 

 

7 Systems that work for Outside-the-Box Learners!

Check out this Article

 

 Many Ways To Study sheet.docx 

 

 Apps & Study Skills Information.pdf 

 

Study skills organized by subject, and includes time management strategies, memory, study and research tips:

http://www.studygs.net/ 

  

Strategies to improve your listening skills:  

 http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/listening.html