Dear Schofield Week 8

Claudine 15(3)
Dear Schofield,
I’m a high school student, but it’s not easy for me. Studying is hard at home because I just want to goof off after a long day at school. My grades are OK, but I’m worried that if this continues they will slip.
Then there’s my eating habits and fitness. My lunch starts late in the day, so it’s hard to stay satisfied from breakfast. When I get home, I’m still hungry and eat whatever’s around, not usually healthy. And sitting all day at school doesn’t help my fitness. Recently, I decided to have only a cup of water or soda until dinner, but I’m not sure that’s healthy. Exercising at home doesn’t happen because I’m either goofing off or doing homework.
Finally, there’s my sleep habits. I go to bed at 10:30, but I have to wake up at 6:30 the next morning to be on time to school. How can I have good grades, be fit and be rested while having fun, too?
Not Multi-Tasking Well
Dear Not Multi-Tasking Well,
The very first step to  multi-tasking  well is to get organized. Time Management is key if  you want to continue to do well in school. Learning how to study is  important,  taking these steps may help.
1. Set Up A Schedule-Include study time as well as leisure time in your schedule. Being balanced is very important
2. Start out maybe studying 10-15 minutes at a time. Once you become comfortable try to increase to an hour. Keep in mind, if you can no longer concentrate or remember what you have read, stop. Don’t waste valuable time.
3. Take Breaks-Study small portions of material, take a break and then study some more. You will retain more information when you break it down into smaller portions.
4. Please Find A Good Location-Where you study can determine how much you are able to concentrate. Make sure the room or place is comfortable but…not to comfortable. Try not to study lying on the bed.
5. Please try to Eliminate Distractions-Talking on your cell phone is a major distraction. Watching TV, listening to the radio,  and playing video games will get in the way of  you concentrating  on your studies.
Hope this helps!
Holla Back,