School Year

Get Organized and Make the Most of Your School Year with iStratus

The first month of school is over, and you’re probably starting to feel the pressure. There are so many assignments due, it can be hard to keep track of everything. That’s where iStratus comes in. iStratus is a productivity app that can help you stay organized and make the most of your school year.

Tips For Staying Ahead

iStratus has several features that can help you stay on top of your studies. For example, you can use the planner to create to-do lists for each class, and you can use the calendar to track due dates. 

But iStratus alone won’t get you through the year.  You will need to implement a plan for staying ahead.  Here are some tips to help you remain on track.

Create a study schedule and stick to it 

Creating a study schedule will help you make sure you have enough time to study for all of your classes. Building consistency will help you avoid having to cram at the last minute. Believe it or not, it will make homework take less time too.  Give it a try for a month. What do you have to lose?

Find a quiet place to study and make sure you have everything you need 

Creating a study area will help in many ways.  First, you won’t be running all over the house looking for that highlighter or your favorite pen.  But there is another benefit as well.  Having a study area will keep your family from distracting you.  Basically, having a study area will help you focus and avoid distractions.

Take breaks when you need them, but don’t procrastinate 

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique method?  With this method, you work for 25 minutes and then take a 5-minute break. Taking breaks can help you stay refreshed and focused, but don’t let them derail your study schedule. Use this time to get up and move a little bit.  Studies have found that we are more creative and more productive when we move. 

Ask for help when you need it 

Even adults find it hard to ask for help.  But this one tip can save you hours. There are many resources available to students, such as tutors, professors, and classmates. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you’re struggling with a concept or assignment. 

Get enough sleep

We know, now we are sounding like your mom.  But sleep is essential for cognitive function, so make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night. One trick we have found particularly helpful is to leave your phone in a different room.  That way that one friend who is up all night will not keep you awake.  We know this is a hard one but when you get enough sleep and suddenly stop feeling tired all the time, you will thank us.

Eat healthy foods 

Eating healthy foods will give you the energy you need to focus and study.  Remember in elementary school when they would say you are what you eat?  Yeah, we don’t know what that means either, but we do know that eating healthy food will make studying easier.

Exercise regularly 

Being a student is hard.  We remember those long hours listening to the teacher drone on.  We remember the pressure of facing other students in the hallway.  It wasn’t easy. However, exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve cognitive function. Go for a walk before you study or after dinner.  You will be surprised by how much better you feel.

Manage your time wisely 

This means being aware of how you spend your time and making sure you’re using it wisely. Pay attention to how much time you are spending on YouTube or your phone.  Tracking this may help you see where you are spending hours in your day.

iStratus can be a great tool for students who want to stay organized and make the most of their school year. With iStratus, you can create to-do lists, track due dates, and take notes. 

If you’re looking for a way to stay organized and succeed in school, iStratus is the perfect app for you. Download iStratus today on the Apple Store and start taking control of your studies!