How to Turn in Your Work on Time

Teenagers in high school, especially IB students, have very busy lives. They have a very busy school life, social life, and especially their own lives. However, to keep up in the world, they have to juggle their time in mostly schoolwork than their lives. Most of the time, students are drowned in a river full of assignments and they have to struggle to float and complete their work on time to receive a reasonable grade. Otherwise, their grade will be harmfully affected and they will struggle to bring their grade up. To prevent this from happening, I have created a guide on how to turn in work on time, how to manage time, and I have created a lifeboat for students to float above the river of stress so they can live their lives peacefully.


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    Create a schedule. The key to turning in your work on time is to create a schedule to keep track of yourself. This schedule helps you keep pace of your homework time so you can have an extra free time at the end. This keeps you from procrastinating.
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    Create a study place. A nice and peaceful environment that your are comfortable in will suit your study space. It is your choice to decide where you want to study and complete your homework. It is recommended that you work in a quite, peaceful environment, but it is very important if you are comfortable enough to stay in an area for quite a while. However, do not make it too comfortable, otherwise you will be easily distracted and you will zone off. Try to make your study space seem like it is your own form of a classroom.
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    Organize your work on time. It is very essential for you to gather necessary materials and organize them. You need to know where everything is so you can reach it easily and you do not have to waste time looking for them and waste your homework time.
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    Keep track of time. When you are working, it is important for you to keep a watch or clock by your side so you can check what time it is. This will help you pace yourself and complete your assignments on time.
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    Relax. Do not rush or stress out. This will cause distress and you will have a difficult time completing your assignments correctly, and you will receive an unexpected result. Create break times between each assignment or at least completing 30 minutes of working. Take at least a five minute break.


  • Keep a checklist for your assignments so you check what you are missing.
  • Keep a calendar so you can write down when your assignments are due.
  • While you are working, you can eat some light snacks, listen to music, or use something that keeps you motivated, not distracted!
  • Keep an agenda or a notebook so you can write down what your assignments are so you will not forget.
  • During quick breaks, do some stretches to relax your body from the stiffness and/or lie down on the floor or your bed and close your eyes and imagine something good that has recently to keep you awake and motivated.
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, go outside for a ten minute walk to clear your head, and don't stress out about it!! That just makes it harder!
  • To create a peaceful environment for you, bring some items that are close to your heart and keep it near you so you will feel comfortable when you are working.


  • When you take breaks, DO NOT LOSE TRACK OF TIME!
  • Create a comfortable area to keep you motivated, but not too comfortable to keep you distracted.

Things You'll Need

  • Agenda
  • Calendar
  • Checklist
  • Watch/Clock
  • School Materials (e.g. pens, pencils, calculator, paper, markers, etc.)
  • Comfortable Study Space

Sources and Citations

  • EHow. "How to Eliminate Distractions When Studying." eHow. eHow, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2009. .
  • EHow, Terri84. "How to Manage Your Time Wisely." eHow. Terri84, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2009. .
  • Gray, Gina. "Eliminate Distractions and Get More Done!" ESL Teachers Board. Gina Gray, 2008. Web. 10 Dec. 2009..
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