5 Back to School Success Tips
by Emma Broggi
Going back to school is always bittersweet for me. The excitement as I wait for the cool weather and to finally be united with my friends is immeasurably, but saying goodbye to sleeping in is always tough for me. Something I (and I know others as well) find difficult is staying organized and motivated throughout the year. I’ve learned some great tricks throughout the years, so here’s five different ways you can succeed this school year!
1) Homework Folder- In a lot of ways, homework is crucial to maintaining your grade (even if it is boring!), but being as unorganized as me, I sometimes lost it before I could even startit! I fixed this by keeping ALL my unfinished homework in just one folder, that way I could see everything I had to do in one place. It made homework much easier for me, and will for you as well.
2) Don’t put off a big project!– As obvious as it sounds, putting of a project until the night before will result in it being rushed and poorly edited. By starting it when its assigned, you can do a bit each day and edit as you go. It’s less work, and results in an even better finished product.
3) Don’t be afraid to ask for help– Your teachers job is to help you learn! Never feel bad for asking questions about a topic you don’t understand. You’ll improve in the subject, and show the teacher you’re interested and ready to learn which is always a plus.
4) Set Goals– It’s harder to achieve something if you don’t know what it is you’re going to achieve! It’s much easier to study if your goal is to get 93% on a biology test instead of studying until you can’t stay awake anymore. If you know what you want, you can go get it!
5) Get some sleep!– I’m sure it sounds like a good idea to stay up until 2am studying the night before a test, but it isn’t! Sleep is one of the most important things in preparation for school, and especially tests. It’s hard to retain information if you don’t get enough sleep, and odds are you won’t remember anything from you 2am study session anyway. Try studying in half hour increments throughout the week instead.
In this upcoming school year, remember that you can do anything you set your mind to! You can do it! Have a great school year, and do your best.