Get started early each night
You should get into the habit of getting started as soon as you get home each day. You can work for an hour or two before dinner, which acts as a sort of break, then return to work to complete whatever you still need. If you do this regularly, you’ll find a lot more free time opens up later in the evening.
If possible, start at school
Time spent in between classes, after lunch, during free periods, etc. doing your work can shave off a lot of time you will have to spend each evening. This will make your nightly routine a lot easier and can help prevent a lot of the stress that can gradually build up each week.
Don’t ever procrastinate
This is something you’ve probably heard before, but it’s one of the most important tips and we aren’t going to avoid going over it again. Don’t wait until the last minute to get started on assignments. If you have a paper due on Friday, don’t wait until Thursday to write your first draft. Start your assignments the day you first learn about them.