MAKE TIME FOR FUN
OCTOBER 15TH 2009
Weekly tips for better grades with less stress from The Grade Coach

A Note From Julie
Julie Baird, The Grade Coach
Well, this is a big party week in our house. Our big deck project in now officially complete so obviously we had to party to celebrate. I am glad to say everyone had fun and the deck is still standing!

We also have two birthdays this week which means two parties and lots of cake. In my infinite wisdom I decided that the parties could be at home, so we have over 30 teenagers descending on us on Friday night and a dozen 5 year olds on Sunday!

I really need to use my time wisely this week to get through everything that needs done – not to mention coping with life as usual.

This week’s article is about that very subject. How students can make good use of their time so they always have as much as they need. 

I hope you enjoy this week’s newsletter – I’m off to bake some cakes!


Wishing you happiness & success
Julie Baird
The Grade Coach

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  • Feature Article: How Do You Use Your Time?
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Are you sick of your child coming home with grades that don’t show how smart they really are? Are you tired of seeing them up all hours of the night trying to keep up with the work? Have they ever lost grades because they forgot about a test? Had no time to study? Forgot their books? Had too many things to do? Got distracted?

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FEATURE ARTICLE

How Do You Use Your Time?

by juliebaird on October 14, 2009

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Time is finite; there are only 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week. It is the same for everyone. So why do some students seem to get through all their work and have lots of time for fun activities while others are struggling with their work load?

Part of the secret lies with how they use their time. The smartest students (and I am talking street smarts here) know how to create more time from their day by using a few simple techniques. Here are my top 3.


  1. Batching tasks: doing the same kind of tasks together, whether it be research, library searches, computer work, phone calls, errands etc. Gather like tasks together and tackle them in a bunch. You are staying in the right frame of mind, you are with the right equipment/ resource and you can work more efficiently than skipping about.
  2. Travel Time: Keeping a list of tasks that you can do while traveling or waiting between classes or while waiting for an appointment can leverage some valuable time in your day. Start keeping a file folder that you can fill with work or reading material that can be done on the go in stolen moments.
  3. Smart Breaks: Planning in regular breaks can increase your effectiveness. Going too long between breaks affects your concentration and tasks take longer. Plan in short breaks at least every hour when you can stretch your legs, drink some water and lighten up before refocusing. If you tend to lose track of time, set a timer for 5-10mins so you don’t end up wasting time.

For more tips like these check out the Time Management For Students E-Course

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