How to stay on top of school work


Areebah Sholeman, Staff Writer

“I feel very overwhelmed and stressed with the amount of schoolwork. Always having to complete it on time, it can be very difficult when you don’t understand the curriculum,” Freshman Tracee Jackson said. 


It can sometimes be difficult to stay on top of school work as a high school student. You’ve got homework, extracurriculars, and a bunch of tests to study for! Here are some helpful ways to stay on top of everything.


Prioritize Your Assignments


To maximize your productivity, it’s important to prioritize your assignments. Start by making a plan for which assignments you want to tackle and how you will approach them. I suggest beginning with the hardest assignment first, so that as you progress, the remaining assignments will seem easier in comparison. If you start with the easiest assignment, you may lose motivation towards the end when you’re left with the most challenging assignment. 


Equally Distribute Everything


After prioritizing your assignments, the next step is to distribute. For instance, if you have a 70-page reading assignment due in a week, you could aim to read 10 pages per day. By breaking down the task into smaller, more manageable portions, you’re more likely to stay motivated and avoid procrastination. Additionally, distributing you work in this way can help you retain more information.


Stay Organized


Organization is important high school students, as well as in other areas of life. This skill not only enhances time management but also increases productivity and reduces stress. Therefore, whether you prefer making to-do lists or maintaining a planner, find a way that works best for you.


I hope that reading my story will help you stay on top of your school work and improve your grades this year!