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Tips to Being an Organized Student

By Danielle Cook – Administrative Assistant at Career Quest Learning Centers

Going back to school can be scary and challenging, with trying to balance school, work and family. Here are a few tips to help you stay organized and be the most successful student possible.

1. Buy a planner– Planners range from $5- $10 at any store and can be used to write down all appointments, test dates and any other important data. This allows you to see your schedule on a day-to-day basis and plan accordingly.

2. Create an organized workspace or binder system– By using folders and labels you will know exactly where things are. For instance one folder for completed homework and a separate folder for things to do.

3. Plan ahead– Using your planner allow you to look ahead and not over book yourself. Leave room for travel, extra study time and time to relax.

4. Be flexible- you have to be able to adapt to these changes and not have it tear down your entire schedule. When the unexpected happens, such as getting sick or having car troubles, rearrange your schedule accordingly to stay on track.


“I tried community college and it was not for me; I was just overwhelmed. I learn better in small groups. At Career Quest, it was almost like a family. Everyone’s willing to help one another and the teachers are awesome. I’ll be sad to leave!” 


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