Private boarding schools are a haven for bright and intelligent students. At private boarding schools, those students with a true love of learning are given the tools to excel and go beyond their own expectations. As part of success, students at private boarding schools must be able to get organized and stay that way.
A planner is one way students can organize in order to stay on top of homework assignments and social engagements. With thousands of planners to choose from, students must first select a format that works with their personal taste, and then they must learn to organize it. With just a few basic organizational tips, students will be able to not only master the art of effectively using a planner, but will also be able to stay ahead of a demanding school schedule.
After selecting a planner, students should first sit down and write out yearly goals. These goals should always be written down in a place that students will often see them. These goals will help students determine exactly what they wish to get out of the school year, and students should come with a plan to attain those goals.
At the beginning of each month, write important due dates and events on a monthly calendar. This will help students never miss a due date. When new due dates are added in class, students should immediately add them to the monthly portion of a planner.
This will help students keep a broad focus.
Pick a day at the beginning of each week to plan out your weekly schedule. This is where students can get really detailed. List out all of the things you must do that week, in order of importance or necessary completion. Feel free to add to this list throughout the week in order to stay on top of school work.
Private boarding schools offer a world-class education, thus students must put forth world-class effort. At the start of each day students should make a prioritized to-do list in their planner. Use bullet-points of boxes to check off each item as it’s completed.
Make sure to look forward to weekly due dates when creating a daily planner entry. If you have a paper due on Wednesday, it is smart to start that paper a few days before.
Private boarding schools can help students gain the organizational skills necessary for keeping a helpful planner. Student who are struggling to stay organized should always feel comfortable seeking organizational help from faculty or staff.