Get Things Done: Time Management Tips for Teens


Want to make sure to do well in school but still have time left over for fun? These resources will give you tips for managing your time and overcoming procrastination.

Internet Links
College Board’s Personal Time Management Tool for Students
Lifehacker article: Getting Things Done Explained for Students
Here's an article geared toward high school and college students on how to use the popular "getting things done" productivity plan for your studies.
Soshiku - assignment management tool
Soshiku is a free online tool that manages your high school or college assignments. Soshiku keeps track of when your assignments are due and can even notify you via email or SMS.
Print Resources
Don't sweat the small stuff for teens: simple ways to keep your cool in stressful times
Richard Carlson
Simple, helpful wisdom for coping with stress and everyday issues.
How to be school smart : super study skills
Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin
Provides tips on organizing your study space, organizing your time, handling homework, and getting a head start on tests.
How to become a straight-A student : the unconventional strategies real college students use to score high while studying less
Cal Newport
Offers time-management strategies, tips on taking tests, techniques for writing essays better and faster, and self-assessment tests to help students analyze their study skills.
It's all too much, so get it together
Peter Walsh; with illustrations by John Hendrix
Once upon a campus : tantalizing truths about college from people who've already messed up
edited by Supurna Banerjee
Students from across the United States offer advice on college life, including tips on time management, social scenes, finances, roommates, exams, and dining halls.
Organizing from the inside out for teens : the foolproof system for organizing your room, your time, and your life
Julie Morgenstern and Jessi Morgenstern-Colón
Offers advice on organizing bedrooms, lockers, backpacks, drawers, closets, and photographs in addition to creating realistic schedules that include time for school, activities, and fun.
The 6 most important decisions you'll ever make: a guide for teens
Sean Covey
Helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem; dealing with their parents; making friends; being wise about sex; coping with substances; and succeeding at school and planning a career.