How Organized Am I?

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How Organized Am I? - Quiz

Take this quiz to find out just how well you're performing this very important executive functioning skill.

You May Get

You are a Master of Organization. Teach us your tricks!

You've got a system and you use that system! People probably come to you for help getting their acts together, and if they don't come to you they should. If there were an Executive Functioning Olympics, you would get a gold medal in this event! 

Organizer in Training

You've got the skills but you still need some practice. You probably started out the year strong, but some of those good habits are starting to slip as your responsibilities become greater. Here are some friendly reminders: You've got a system, you just need to start using it more regularly. Don't forget to write everything in your assignment notebook. Put papers where they belong before you leave class each day. 

Organization is not your thing.

You know it would probably be a good idea to get your stuff organized, but you're just not that into it. You realize there have been some negative consequences, but getting organized has been pretty low on your priority list so far. It's time to make a change. Here are some tips: Commit right now to using your assignment notebook. If you don't have one, get one today. Write down every assignment or appointment. Check the notebook each morning and evening to recall what you need to do. Create a system for how you are going to file your materials for each class. Get a separate folder for each subject; if you already have folders, start using them. Don't leave class without putting all your materials back where they belong so you can find them again later.

Organi-what? You might be a mess.

Your backpack is like a blackhole. The items that get placed in there are rarely if ever seen again. You have heard of this thing called organization, but it is like a myth or an urban legend. The concept is so foreign to you that you find it hard to believe such a thing is even possible. It's time to get help.  Go back and read the rest of the Super September Study Tips that were emailed to you by Educational Endeavors. Pay special attention to the instructions for "Making a Date with Your Bookbag." This is for you! If you don't have an assignment notebook, get one now. If you have one, start using it religiously. Write down everything and check the notebook often. Ask someone who is very organized if he or she will spend an hour or so with you and teach you some tricks. Be nice to this person. He or she might just save you and help you turn over a new leaf.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a teacher gives you a handout at the end of class, what do you usually do with it?
    • A. 

      Put it in the folder or section of a binder I have designated for that class.

    • B. 

      Put it in whatever folder is available and make a mental note to move it to the folder for that class when I have a chance.

    • C. 

      Fold it in half an stick it inside of a book for that class.

    • D. 

      Stuff it in my bag and hope for the best.

  • 2. 
    When a teacher gives you an assignment with a due date what do you to remember it?
    • A. 

      Write the due date somewhere on the assignment page and put that page somewhere that I'll see it.

    • B. 

      Write it in my assignment notebook or electronic calendar and make a habit of checking it each night to see what homework I have to do.

    • C. 

      I'm good at remembering things, so I just make a mental note to do the assignment before it's due.

    • D. 

      Write it in an assignment notebook or electronic calendar and hope that I'll remember to check it later to see what homework I have to do.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes you when it comes to bringing the supplies you need (paper, pens, pencils, books and folders) for whatever class you're in?
    • A. 

      I always have the supplies I need.

    • B. 

      Once in a while I forget something, but usually I'm prepared.

    • C. 

      If I don't have the stuff I need I just ask my neighbor if I can borrow it or ask the teacher if I can run to my locker and get the thing I forgot.

    • D. 

      If I don't have the stuff I need I just don't participate in that activity.

  • 4. 
    When a certain unit has ended in a class, what do you do with the materials for that unit?
    • A. 

      By the time the unit ends, I've probably lost half the materials anyway. Whatever I do still have I just keep in my backpack until the end of the year.

    • B. 

      Probably I'll just throw them away unless the teacher tells me to keep them.

    • C. 

      I have a file box or drawer at home where I keep all the materials I'm not using on a daily basis in class. That way they're not taking up space in my binder.

    • D. 

      I'll keep them in my binder and bring them to class every day until the teacher tells me I can get rid of them.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes what happens when a teacher asks you to take out a handout that he or she gave you in class the day before?
    • A. 

      I pull out the pile of papers I've received so far in that class and sift through them until I find the one I need.

    • B. 

      I pull out the folder or binder for that class and take out the handout from where I put it the day before.

    • C. 

      I raise my hand and ask the teacher for another copy because I don't feel like searching for it and know I probably won't find it anyway.

    • D. 

      I spend ten minutes searching through my backpack; when I finally find the handout it's crumpled and I've missed half of what the teacher has said because I've been busy searching.


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