by Bella Stahl

Making a study plan can be tricky when you don’t know everything that’s due in one week. Whether it’s losing track of assignments, procrastinating, or needing a little me-time, it’s hard to stick to. We all have these problems, or else why would you have clicked on this article? Here are a few tips to help you make and manage your study plan.

  1. Write a layout of your week ahead

Write out the days you go to school and make sure you have enough space to write down your assignments. After you’ve done that, divide each day into assignments, assigned assignments (this section would be for assignments assigned in the middle of the week), priority, and due date. If you happen to have missing assignments, you could write out a section for that too. Now, if you want to plan each day fully, write out the day you’re starting with and follow these next steps.

  1. Make a list of the assignments you know you have due

Write a list of your assignments that are due in your week and then write down their due dates. This will help you to omit to prioritize your assignments and manage them promptly.

  1. Prioritize your assignments

Take a look at your assignments and figure out what takes the longest to complete, as well as take into account its due date. Another way you could prioritize your assignments is to put the easy assignments first to get them out of your way.

Note: In addition to,  prioritizing assignments, make sure to prioritize yourself and your self-care. Whether it’s getting more sleep, going for a walk, or just getting a snack, make sure you make/have time to relax.

  1. Plan which assignments you’ll work on each day

Based on your list and priorities, write down which assignments you’ll work on for each day. If you stick to the schedule, you won’t have to worry about catching up or turning in an assignment late. 

  1. Keep track of the assignments that are assigned that week but are due the next

Throughout your week, you will have assignments that will be assigned but won’t be due until next week. So keep a list of which assignments those will be. When you get to the end of the week, take a look at the list to see what you have due. Then follow this next step.

  1. Organize your weekend

Once you know what you have coming up the next week, think about what work you should get done. If you have a big project or essay coming up, you might want to get a headstart on that first. And then do a few of your assignments that are due early in the next week. However, if you don’t want to organize your weekend, you could also use some of your Friday night to get some (or most) of it out of the way. That way you have more time to enjoy your weekend, with a half-hour or so each day to work on a bit of homework. 

  1. Write out your next plan

And repeat!

If this homework organizational strategy was appealing to you, feel free to use it! I hope this will help you to stay more organized, but also motivated to complete work. However, if you ever feel the need to adjust this strategy to your structure of learning/work, please do so!! With that being said, good luck to all of you and I hope you have a great week!