Do you have a flood of homework raining down on you like crazy? Do you feel overcome with the pressures of books and assignments surrounding you like monsters menacingly staring at you from all around the room. Do not despair. I have been there and you can do this! You just need a system. With these handy tools and ideas, you are sure to triumph over the biggest glut of homework.

Make a Big Calendar

I don’t care if it’s a poster or a grease board calendar with a dry erase marker- keep a calendar of when assignments are due visible in your room. This will allow you to create a strategy and a schedule of what to prioritize when.

You have an essay due next Monday, Calculus due Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and anatomy homework due Wednesday night as well, plus you need to attend a GMAT workshop or SAT workshop on the weekend you don’t want to forget— even a date should go on here so you can strategize finishing your homework before then so you can really enjoy yourself. Create a calendar that works. Get different colored markers for different classes or at least a red one for pressing due dates. Something you can glance at quickly. You can find even more creative tips for managing with your homework at This works.

Start early in the morning when you have a lot to do.

You would not believe how easy it is to train yourself to get up early during the week and how much you can get done in the morning before classes. If you train yourself to do this, you can have more evenings free and this is what most young people and students want is more time at night to do something with friends, watch your favorite shows, or just relax. Train yourself to get up early (coffee helps) and you will soon get so used to it that it becomes easier every morning. I get up at five or four even sometimes and you wouldn’t believe the feeling of accomplishment I get when I finish all my work by 8 a.m. and can take a little nap before my 11 a.m. class. That’s a great feeling. You go to class informed, confident, impress your teachers, and become successful. The early bird really does get the morning.

Other Great Strategies

On days you have two assignments, get the hard one out of the way first, so you can attack the easy one when you’re tired and approaching burn out. This way, if you don’t get the easy one done, you can rest for a minute, sleep, and come back to it at a time you can sail easily through it (morning, during break, after a nap, etc..) Plus, once you get the hard thing out of the way, you’ll feel so pumped up and confident you may finish it quickly, easily and well.

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