There are certain points in the life of a student when expectations and responsibilities increase. This happens in high school and again in college, but the first major period of increased responsibilities takes place in middle school. Suddenly, middle school students are expected to manage much of their daily tasks without the help of teachers and parents.
Middle school students will find higher expectations when it comes to staying organized, because they experience changing classrooms, sharing lockers, and experiencing multiple teachers -- all for the first time. They also find higher expectations in time management, research skills, writing skills, and homework load.
If you're in middle school and you're feeling a little overwhelmed, or if you find yourself getting behind, you can read over these 10 tips for surviving this challenging time. You'll find a few strategies that might make a big difference.