As a dancer, my schedule all throughout high school and college was insanely busy. It was not uncommon for me to be at school, class, or rehearsal for 10 hours a day, six days a week, while taking advanced IB classes (in high school) and honors courses (in college). Due to my extreme shortage of “free” time in which to do homework, I’ve become quite skilled at time management and organizational strategies. Over the years, I’ve learned quite a bit about the pros and cons of various organizational styles (having tried most of them at one point or another), and have developed my own strategies for effective time management. Through creative experimentation, I’ve discovered several ways to manage homework time more effectively and keep assignments organized and under control. Good organization and efficient use of available time really do go a long way towards increasing the quality of the work you produce. When you meet with me for study skills help, we’ll tackle such burning questions as: Should I use a three-ring binder, or those individual spiral notebooks? Do I really need five hours to write this paper? Which is better, staying up late or getting up extra early? Is spending six hours making flashcards to help my vocabulary really the best use of my time? And what on earth am I supposed to do with all these handouts my teacher keeps giving me?