Ask for help. If you’re not sure what’s required for a good grade or are struggling with the coursework, ask your teacher for help. It doesn’t have to be a complex question; your teacher is always happy to help you. Ask after class or in an e-mail for assistaKeep a calendar. Whether it’s a day planner you carry in your backpack, a calendar on your wall at home, or a to-do list you make at the end of every day, it can help you keep track of when assignments are due and stay organized. At the beginning of the term, when you get a syllabus, write down every test, quiz, and assignment due date. Do this for each class. Every day when you get home from school, check your calendar and see what needs to be done before tomorrow, as well as what’s on the horizon for the next few days. Check off what you have already done

Get organized. A lot of people say this, but it really does help! Organizing your locker helps you remember to bring your supplies to class and to your house to do your homework and study. Once a week, clean out your locker. It only takes a few minutes. Organizing your notes will make them much easier to understand later on. Also, keep your desk/study space tidy, and make sure you have a clean, quiet place to study and do homework.