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simple organizing guide for teens
on August 22, 2009
A good fun book for any overwhelmed students, (junior or senior high school) who can't seem to get anything done. Those who never have enough time or can never locate relevant items in timely fashion, perhaps they are chronically late submitting projects or homework, maybe they can't keep friends because they forget dates or events. A comforting book, in the sense that the student will realize they are not alone in the world with their problems. Most behaviours are text book and all have solutions. There is a way to make more time to meet friends, finish projects, get more sleep, "find stuff" easily, create space and so on.
This is a simple 95 page, hard back,spiral book is approx 8 x 9 inches and 1/2 inch thick, Rounded corners. In other words hard wearing, easy to tote and toss about. It is divided into four color coded sections, pages are glossy (easy to wipe off) Chapters have stiff card section dividers, tabbed and labeled for easy access. Amusing and brightly colored cartoon drawings capture the concepts well.
The first section (Lime Green) is "Getting Started" just 6 pages long. Large print easy to scan quickly. It consists of a quiz to identify four personality types A to D, and "organizing Quotient". This allows the person to identify their organizing profile by themselves. (Save a fortune on therapy)
2 paragraphs describe the nature of the personality, how to work with it and how to avoid the standard pitfalls.
A type personality is the Perfectionist, the "all or nothing type" who procrastinates.
B type: I have so much to do I am "going to bed - freaker outer"
C Type: "My life is so full it ovefloweth and drowneth me". Overloader.
D Type:" Highly ambitious yet somehow unproductive dreamer"
Section 2 (Red) (15 pages)explains "School stuff" everything from Backpack organization, making a home base, filing systems, memory sticks for computers and general logistics.
Section 3 (Turquoise Blue) (10 pages) is about "Time and activities" How to break things down into manageable chunks. Deal breakers, Dealing with deadlines, brain dumping, planners etc.
section 4 (Orange),(9pages). Making space, mapping, Doubt boxes, use or lose,prioritizing etc.
Back of the book has three card pages. 4 check lists and calendar.
The information in this book will help students get a handle on things, I found some good tips in it for myself, a perfectionist in her 50's!