Sometimes I wait until the last minute to do my homework or study for a test.  

Some days I feel like I don't have enough time for homework and after-school activities. 

Develop Good Study Habits & 

Manage Your Time 

Developing good study habits and time management skills are important to your success in high school and beyond. Mastering these skills in high school will put you at an advantage once you enter college or a career. 

Develop Good Study Habits 

Prioritize your work. A test tomorrow is more important than a project due next week.


Take careful notes. Be sure to review them later.

Read daily. Reading every day will expand your vocabulary and prepare you for college-level material.  

Figure out where and when you work best. Do you work better alone or in a group? Should your space be quiet, or do you enjoy background music? Experiment, and when you find something that works, stick with it.

Establish a daily routine for doing homework. Tackle the most challenging task first. 

Manage Your Time 
  • Use a planner to keep track of assignments, deadlines, and extracurricular activities.

  • Make a daily “To Do” list. Prioritize your tasks and do the most important ones first.

  • Break long-term assignments into smaller chunks. This will make them easier to complete.

  • Avoid digital distractions. If your phone or social media distract you, turn them off, log out, or block an app until you complete your task.

  • Practice self-care. Get enough sleep and eat well to stay healthy and focused.