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Managing School Work

For some of us, the school year is now starting to speed up a bit and you might feel like a bit more work is coming your way. Some of you might have your GCSEs just around the corner which means that your lessons and school work are about to get a lot more intense. This can often feel a little overwhelming so I’ve given you some top tips on how to manage your school work and ensure you don’t burn out:

Create a homework/revision timetable
If you write up a timetable to show when you’re going to do work or when you’re going to revise, it will make your workload a lot more manageable. Clearly setting out when you’re going to complete work will allow you to be more organised and if you have a written plan, you’re more likely to stick to it and be productive.

Ask for help when you need it
If you don’t understand a particular topic or a piece of homework, don’t suffer in silence! You could ask your teacher, your parent/carer or even one of your friends to help you out. Once they’ve explained it you’ll hopefully feel more confident.

Take a break
Whilst it’s brilliant to revise for tests, complete all your homework, do extension work etc, you have to be careful that you don’t overdo it. Taking a break from your work will allow your brain to process the information you’ve just gone over and you’ll hopefully be able to concentrate more when you go back to your work. Make a cup of tea, run around the garden, do something to take your mind away from your books! It’s amazing what a difference a 10 minute break will do for your learning and concentration.

For all those at the beginning of the new school term, all the very best!

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Posted on 21 January 2015

Posted in Advice for young people

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