A major problem for many students is the ability to finish a long-term project on time without waiting until the last minute. A helpful technique involves using a calendar and setting up deadline dates for oneself as soon as the project is assigned. Parents can also be helpful in this process.
For instance, if a book is assigned and the student has 3 weeks to read the book and write a review, the calendar might read as follows:
Assigned on January 12, 2012--350 page book and writing assignment, Due Feb. 2, 2012
Divide the number of pages by the time needed for reading, allowing days afterward...