How to Stay Organized During the Semester

How to Stay Organized During the Semester

At the beginning of every semester, most people are very organized and have great habits for school, but as the semester progresses, they tend to lose this productivity. It’s important to stay organized otherwise you may feel overwhelmed. Oftentimes, teens and young adults don’t realize just how important organization is for academic success. You can stay organized in a few ways, and here are some of them

Keeping track of your work

Keeping track of your work is very important so that you don’t lose anything and can ensure that you are keeping up with your schedule. For example, you can create folders on your computer for each class and organize your work there. You can do the same when it comes to physical papers as well. With a lot of schooling being online now, you don’t have someone handing you papers and telling you what to do. This new independence can be extremely stressful for some students. In order to stay organized, you can write down a to-do list so that you are reminded when exactly you need to complete work. This can help you to stay on top of your schedule.

Keep track of your supplies

Some students have to dig through their bag for a few minutes before they can even find a pen to write notes down with. It is much less stressful to know where everything is. Find a system that works best for you, and stick to it.


It can be hard sometimes to balance school, work, and other activities, but it is not impossible. When school feels like a handful, students usually want to take a break. The best thing to do is to create a detailed schedule for all activities – this way, you don’t schedule seeing a friend when you need to be studying


Since organizing can become less effective later in the semester, it is a good idea to spend time re-organizing near the middle of each semester so you can end it strong. It’s not the most enjoyable activity, but being well-organized in school allows for more time to relax.

Organizing is something that our teachers try to teach us in elementary school, but it becomes increasingly important to be organized as we get older. Finding your own ways to stay organized from the beginning of the school year through each quarter and semester will help you both academically and mentally. Start with a system to keep track of assignments and your work –  this will set you up for ease and success. Make sure you have your own way to keep your supplies organized and adjust as needed. Organizing is very important and a personal system, so find what works best for you.

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