Being organized allows you to be more efficient with your time and allows you to be more accurate as well. At the minimum you should have a binder or folder to put all of your work in for each class. You don't want to be putting all of your homework in your book as it is easily lost or destroyed. Also, you want to write NEATLY. I see so many errors that are made because students can't read their own writing. When you write clearly you think more clearly. Another suggestion is to keep a sheet for new formulas that you are learning. When you learn a new formula add it to the formula sheet and review it periodically to memorize them. Also, keep a sheet of questions. When you are at home doing homework or studying write down concepts that you don't understand on this sheet and the page number and problem # of homework you didn't understand. Then when you get these questions addressed cross them off the list. In this way you are getting prepared for your quizzes and tests on an ongoing basis. Look for other ways that you can be more organized. Some students I work with have a highlighting system. They highlight important formulas in one color, difficult concepts they want to review in another color, and so on. Being organized is a habit that you can develop. Once you get in the habit, you will implement these strategies without even thinking much about them and they will begin to make you into a higher achieving st
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