10 Back To School Tips For Every Student
It’s back-to-school season, and we know it can be hard shifting from lazy summer days to the fast-paced environment of school. So, whether you’re a parent trying to prepare your kids or a student yourself, here are some helpful tips to meet the school year with loads of confidence, minimal stress, and a smooth and painless transition.
- Mentally prepare yourself
Chances are you’ve been through the first day of school process before. It’s okay to get nervous, but try to channel that into excitement. Yes, school is work and work is hard, but another year of learning and new experiences is ahead of you- so take a deep breath and remember that there is no need to stress!
- Get organized
Having an Agenda or Daily Planner makes it so much easier to track your schedule. Include sports, clubs, plans with friends or any other activities and extracurriculars in it so you’re on top of your schedule and don’t forget about any due dates. Also, don’t be shy when it comes to cleaning your desk or room before the year starts. You’re much likelier to keep it clean before the chaos starts versus after.
- School supplies
Rummage through old school supplies from last year to see if there’s anything you haven’t used. It’s a great way to save some money and know you’re not wasting notebooks or pencils! Also, figure out an organization system for your binders and folders before school (color-coded, labeled, etc.) - and stick to it.
- Figure out a routine
If you’re balancing school, extracurriculars and other obligations, it can be hard to find the time to do your homework- so, try to plan it out in advance. If you know you have Monday and Wednesday evenings free, designate that as your official study time. This can definitely change from day to day, but always try to have a specific time set aside for homework.
- Eat breakfast and lunch
If you know you’re a late riser and tend to skip breakfast, plan for it. Make it a priority to prepare breakfast and lunch the day before so that you’re never hungry at school. If you’re not a big breakfast person, bring snacks to get you through until lunch.
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- Make use of class time
If you have an extra 10 minutes of class time that’s free, get started on the assigned homework. Having the lesson fresh on your mind is likely to help you out in case you get stuck, and you’ll be ahead when you try to pick it up later in the day.
- Don’t procrastinate
You’ve heard this one before… and we’re saying it again. If you have a project due in 3 weeks and you know your schedule will be busy in 2 weeks, start right away. Pretend the due date is sooner so that you’re sure to meet all deadlines and be on top of your commitments.
- Try out different study methods
There are so many different study methods out there. Feel free to do some research and try out different note-taking styles and study methods the first few weeks of school- whether it’s taking notes, printing out notes before classes and highlighting them during the lesson or making flashcards, something will click. This way when the harder tests come up later in the year, you have a way that works best for you.
- Get involved
Don’t be shy. The easiest way to become comfortable in a new environment is to completely immerse yourself! Find the club for that passion you’ve always had but have been too scared to follow. Try making friends with the kids in your class that you don’t know. Eat lunch with an unfamiliar face- you never know where you’ll find your next best friend.
- List of goals
Sit down before school starts and write down a list of goals you have for the school year. Whether it’s about specific grades, a particular class or regarding extracurriculars, having a tangible list will give you extra motivation. Plus, being able to check off a goal is an amazing feeling!
Our most important tip for you is to simply breathe! (If you’re a parent reading this, really encourage your kids to take a few deep breaths with you.) Getting into the routine of school can be a challenge, but just be sure to take it one step at a time.
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