Study Habits for HS
High School Study Tips #3:
Have an organizational system in place
If I asked you to show me your homework for tonight, how long would it take you to do so? Would you have to ruffle through a mess of papers to get it?
Having a 3-ring binder for your high school classes can be a big help to keep those stray papers out of your backpack.
What to put in your 3-ring binder:
- Loose-leaf paper for notes and written assignments
- Printer paper (If you find it more effective to draw your notes, this can be great alternative to those pesky blue & red lines)
- Hole-punched folders — keep assignments for each class in a different colored folder, or label folders on the front with their class name (Ex: “English”)
- Dividers labeled with class name — so you can have all your classes in one binder, but separated.
When you buy dividers, try to get the kind with tabs on the ends. This way, you can open directly to the subject you need without leafing through the binder.
Other goodies for your binder:
Sticky notes are great! You can buy either the standard note pads or get the kind that work as bookmarks (“Post-it Flags” is one name for them).
You can mark different areas of your binder this way and write on the ends of the sticky notes so you see them even when the binder is closed.