Students can end year successful with simple steps


photo or infographic by Heather Jackson

STEP BY STEP. Listed are a few helpful tips to end the school year on a high note.

Procrastinated assignments pile up as to-do lists become pages long. Students’ tired and bloodshot eyes are glued to the computer screen while they rush to finish their final project. Peers frantically revise final drafts, and in the midst of everything, they pour over reviews in hopes of passing the last tests of the year. 

Finals begin this Thursday, and due dates are quickly approaching. Students’ stress is at a high as the last day of school continues to draw near. 

Students need to methodically power through the last eight days of school to end on a high note with work they can reflect on proudly. 

There are a few simple steps students can follow to not leave and grade behind. Due dates for assignments that have been put off all nine weeks are right around the corner. With a plethora of work to complete, it can be difficult to keep track of everything, allowing assignments to fall through the cracks. Before anything can be finished, preparation and organization need to take place to set up for success. Students should go through their schedule and write down all work, assignments, tests, and projects they still need to complete. By putting all of the information in one place, it can make it a lot easier to look at and handle. Once everything is neat and tidy, a schedule can be made by order of importance. 

Work with the soonest deadlines needs to be marked in a way that shows it needs to be completed first. Writing a due date next to the assignments can help as well. After all the due dates have been marked, students can visually see which tasks take priority and which ones have an amount of leeway. Now that students have all assignments listed and marked in order of importance, it is time to actually complete the tasks. 

The most important part of this process is to take one thing at a time. Pick the work with the soonest deadline that is the easiest because the more a student can get assignments out of the way, the easier it will be to continue completing their work. This process of listing assignments, deadlines and completing them in an organized fashion will help students to finish the year with no work, no class, no grade left behind. 

Organize work and don’t give up. The end of the year is so close, and it is time to show how hard work pays off.