Productive Classroom Scheduling

Olivia Brown, Writer

High school students may think that writing down their homework and mapping out their week is premature and unnecessary;however, having a schedule for your homework and what your week looks like can actually benefit you in more ways than you believe.

Keeping a daily planner is a great way to self check your responsibilities for the week and hold yourself accountable for your schoolwork. Personally, I use a planner during the school year to manage all of my classes and the homework that come with them.

It is a lot easier to make sure homework is a priority when you write it down. According to Sam Houston State University, “Most people’s problems with ‘not enough time’ are really decision problems. Is your time problem really caused by your choices? Many people don’t like to study, so they put a low priority on doing their homework.” If you schedule in a daily time to do homework, it is more likely to get done rather than waiting for free time.

“I use an agenda just because I like to have something to remind me of what I’m supposed to do,” said Junior student.

Another great tip is to spread out large assignments, so you are not waiting until the last minute. Instead of doing a project in one night, plan out which nights you will devote for a project and you will not stress as much. “Work backwards from later steps until you schedule the first step of reading.”

The ultimate goal is to do whatever makes your school life easier. If it means writing down your schedule in an agenda book, go for it! For others, it may mean making daily sticky note reminders and putting them on their bathroom wall. Each person is different;however, the one thing each of these examples have in common is that they all have a schedule. Schedules will be able to get you through school in a very organized manner.