How to manage time – Essential research tips for “road warriors”
More than 40 percent of U.S. students have their schedules disrupted by poor study habits and poor impulse control, both limiting their time at school and their productivity. Thanks to their high homework load, students often skip other lessons because they get all the work done at school. An ongoing study by researchers at Duke University has revealed that American middle school students spend approximately 42 percent of their school day on homework – and at least 30 percent of their school year is being devoted to this duty.
The majority of children – even those who are traditionally aggressive – practice moderation. Rejecting mediocrity and honorability as quickly as they emerge from the womb, kids get things done as quickly as possible and set goals for themselves. If they’re not doing it right away, chances are, they’re going to fall behind in some class or have to work on the weekends to catch up.
What is the hardest thing about planning my activities for the week?
For many high school students, right now it’s self-control. The school calendar dictates that after the last bell rings and they get a chance to get up, shower and do some homework, they have to figure out how to fit in all of their activities from A to Z and find a time to spare. According to recent research, most kids don’t have a chance to “take a break” from school. They’re always on the clock and running, whether it’s cheerleading, acting, or hanging out with friends.
Some of the best and most efficient ways to manage the school work pile, on the other hand, are by spending less time on homework, having an organized schedule of free time and redoubling effort to get things done the most efficiently.