Homework Planning

Tutor Aniela of Prepped and Polished teaches you how to better plan out your homework, quizzes, and tests throughout the week.

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Hi, guys. Aniela here with Prepped and Polished. Thank you for joining me today.

Today we’re gonna talk about homework organization and planning out a schedule for yourself for the week. Ideally, you’re gonna create this schedule on a Sunday night once all of your weekend homework has been finished and you have a blank slate to work with. First step is going to be checking your classroom websites to see if homework has already been posted or if you have an idea of what’s coming up for the week. You wanna go to the website, write down any of those homework assignments for your classes and then you can use that as the basis for your schedule. If homework hasn’t been posted that’s okay. You’re gonna create gaps in your schedule that you can fill in as you go throughout the week and you get that homework from your teachers. So once you’ve done that we are ready to move to the write board and create our schedule.

All right, so as you can see at the top here I’ve written an example of what you might’ve gotten off of your class websites. As you can see not every subject is listed but this is just to give you an idea of how you would set yourself up to create the schedule. So I have English. Chapter 1 is due Tuesday, chapter 2 is due Thursday and I have math questions 10 through 20 due Tuesday and worksheet 5 due Wednesday. Now, I’m gonna use that as the basis for setting my schedule. So you would fill in when saying items are due. So chapter one for English is due Tuesday, so you could write an E or if this is on an app you could use English as the header, if it’s in your planner, however you wanna organize it, it’s totally fine, like E chapter one, so that I know it’s due Tuesday. And then again Thursday E chapter two. Just like I did with English I’m gonna fill in my math. My math questions 10 through 20 are due Tuesday, so math 10 through 20 and Wednesday in math I have worksheet 5.

Now, you also wanna think about any long-term assignments that you might have that are coming up in the week but not necessarily listed on your class website like an English paper or maybe you have a quiz that’s coming up in history on Thursday or Friday and you wanna think about how to build that into the schedule that you already have and not overwhelm yourself. That’s why you’re gonna break it out into this day-by-day schedule to make sure it’s manageable for yourself.

So as you can see I’ve added a few long-term assignments to my homework list that I need to build into my schedule. First up we have our English Essay which is due next Monday and I wanna make sure that I utilize all seven days and make sure that I’ve broken it down into small manageable pieces and I don’t become overwhelmed throughout my week. So I’m going to assign myself the first body pick, first intro paragraph on Monday. That means that it’s only gonna take me a little bit of time and if I get more homework assigned on Monday I’m still gonna have time to complete it. I’ll do my body paragraph on Wednesday, my second body paragraph on Friday, and then I might build in Saturday and Sunday as well. And by doing so you’ve left gaps in your schedule for you to add additional homework assignments that you are likely gonna get throughout the week and you’ve given yourself time to break up to revise.

Now, I also have my history test which is on Friday. I’m gonna write that in. Even though it’s not homework for Friday I just need to remember that I have a history test this day so I wanna make sure it’s highlighted. Now, usually, you would just write on Thursday, “Study for history.” But that’s not gonna be effective because it means that you’re most likely gonna be cramming for the test. It’s better if you break up your studying time for history throughout the whole entire week. So make sure that you spend a couple of minutes on Monday creating your history notecards maybe.

Whether this is in Quizlet or by hand or reviewing your notes, but do a portion of your studying for that history test on Monday, leave it for Tuesday and then come back to it on Wednesday. Study history, Quizlet. And then that breaks it up so that you’ve done a little bit of studying Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Friday’s test. You’re not cramming and you probably have learned concepts that you’ve mastered and you only have a little bit to study on Thursday night. You’re not gonna have to study the whole entire unit because you will have already mastered certain concepts.

So just to recap, we obtained our day-to-day assignments from our websites to try to create the basic schedule. We listed out our long-term assignments and broke them into smaller, more manageable pieces so that we don’t become overwhelmed and we still have time to complete other homework assignments on a day-to-day basis. And then we’ve also left a few gaps in our schedule because essentially you’re gonna show up to class and things are gonna change. Teachers are gonna assign something right then and there or they’re gonna change the schedule they already created and you’re gonna have to make adjustments. So this schedule is sort of just a start…

Hi, guys. Aniela here with Prepped and Polished. Thank you for joining me today. Today we’re gonna talk about homework organization and planning out a schedule for yourself for the week. Ideally, you’re gonna create this schedule on a Sunday night once all of your weekend homework has been finished and you have a blank slate to work with.

First step is going to be checking your classroom websites to see if homework has already been posted or if you have an idea of what’s coming up for the week. You wanna go to the website, write down any of those homework assignments for your classes and then you can use that as the basis for your schedule. If homework hasn’t been posted that’s okay. You’re gonna create gaps in your schedule that you can fill in as you go throughout the week and you get that homework from your teachers. So once you’ve done that we are ready to move to the writeboard and create our schedule.

All right, so as you can see at the top here I’ve written an example of what you might’ve gotten off of your class website.

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