How can I make sure my paper is well organized?
After the paper has been written, go back and create a reverse-outline. A reverse outline asks you to outline the major theme each paragraph addresses. Each paragraph should only address one theme. This will help with clarity and organization of a paper.
What are some steps I can take to start studying for an exam that is a few weeks away?
The best way to study for an exam is to space out the studying and focus on learning concepts over a long period of time rather than cramming the night before. Review class notes and reading notes each night as the notes are taken. Then, create a summary sheet or study guide that lumps major concepts together. Quiz yourself off this study guide. Eventually reach a point where you are able to create and answer your own questions made on the subject--this displays mastery and multiple viewpoints of a subject.
What are the key components of a lesson plan?
The key components of a lesson plan include identification of class, rationale for instruction, daily objectives, materials/equipment/preparation, instructional sequence, introduction and advanced organizer, modeling instruction, guided practice, independent practice, review, closure, next step, and evaluation.