The assignment book is one of the
most crucial possessions of a homeschooling student, every bit
as important as pen and paper. To be a successful student, every
day note down what you have to do, what you have done, what your
schedule is, and any other important information.
My assignment book is just
bursting with information, not just school information and
report dates, quizzes, etc., but also a schedule of my social
life with dates, social activities, my soccer games, baseball
games, band practice, church group, and anything else I might
have to need to be successful in completing everything that I
There is an art to managing an assignment book. It is not quite
so simple as it looks. Make sure that you right down everything
important, but not in too much detail – that will just clutter
your book and make it confusing and hard to read.
Write down just enough to jog
your memory and remind yourself of what you have to get done.
This way, you'll have a clear, easy to follow list in your book
that is not at all overwhelming.
Another thing you can do with
your assignment book is to cross out things that you have
finished, so that you can see what you still need to get done.
For ongoing projects, you can use organizer tabs to remind you
to come back to a spot and complete the project.
One of the most important things you can do is to always
complete projects on time from your assignment book. When your
habit is always getting done what you are supposed to, it is
easy to keep up and life is light and joyous, but when you have
lots of half finished threads of things hanging over your head,
it gets very frustrating very quickly.
Don't let the pressure build up;
finish what you've started always. I used to be seriously
unorganized, my room was a mess, and I never knew where anything
was so I'm telling you, the biggest favor that you can do for
yourself is to keep your workspace organized and not let things
build up like they tend to sometimes. A clean efficient space
prompts clean efficient thoughts, and these thoughts are just
what you need to be a productive, successful, and organized
And the skills you develop by
being organized will carry you far beyond highschool, and well
into your professional life. The habits you build now of keeping
track of what you need to do and of getting it done will help
you for the rest of your life.
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