Hi guys! This is one of my posts for my back to school blog posts! I hope that I can continue having enough time to post blog posts since my freshman year is going to begin in a couple days. I hope that you guys find these tips useful and apply some of them to your routine this school year.
1. Go in confident
On the first day of school, you should go in with your head held high and confident that this year will be a good year. If you aren’t confident in yourself, your grades will definetely show it. You have to assure yourself that the year will be great. Every year, I do this and I always end with satisfaction.
2. Set Alarms
I set so many alarms for myself throughout the day. This helps me to stay focused and not get sidetracked. I always set an alarm at night for a certain time so that I can have enough sleep to be replenished and not tired the next day at school.
3. Write everything down
Until now, my school has always given us agendas. Now that I am in high school, I no longer have a way to write down all of my assignments that need to be done for homework. This is where a planner comes in handy. Well, you can actually use anything as long as you record what needs to be done so that you don’t forget.
4. Be Prepared
Always be prepared for class. Always have multiple pencils, tons of paper, and anything else that that class requires. Some teachers wil not help you out if you show up to class without the needed supplies. If you don’t have the supplies, it never hurts to ask your neighbor if you can borrow a pencil or a piece of paper.
5. Take plenty of notes
For some people, taking notes is a hassle. In eighth grade, all we did was take notes. I learned how to use shorthand and it made it alot easier. Even if your teacher does not instruct you to write it down, if you think it is important, write it down anyways.
6. Eliminate Distractions
Televisions, phones, tablets, and laptops are all distractions that can keep you away from your work. That one notification can turn into the ultimate distraction that will prolong those 5 questions from taking 10 minutes to taking 20 minutes. Last year, I let my technology stop me from doing my work and my grades suffered horribly. Try to limit yourself.
7. Go to school
What is so hard about waking up early and throwing on clothes so that you can get an education?! Just go. Attending school is a big way to be successful this year. You have to go to school in order to actually get somewhere in life. Last year, I missed 4 days of school and then we had a week long break from school. As soon as we returned from school, they gave out midterms. My grades dropped so low, I nearly got grounded. Being at school really pays off because when I got back to school, I was clueless. Just go to school.
8. Pay Attention
This was a huge struggle for me. You always have that one class that you just don’t pay attention in. Unlucky for me, that class was one of my honors classes. I ended up failing almost every test that came my way in that class. Paying attention is a big thing because if not, you’ll be just as lost as I was. Try to find a way to make the class interesting. I know that in order for myself to concentrate, I used think of ways I would actually use the curriculum in real life. This helps a bunch.
9. Get Plenty of Sleep
I know, I know. During summer, 2 o’clock in the morning is your bedtime. Trust me, it was mine. A way that I got back in schedule of going to sleep for school, a week before school, I start trying to go to sleep at a certain time so that when school starts, it will feel like a routine. Guys, sleep is so important. I had a honors class as my first period and I slept so much in that class. I would wake up, and the lesson would be over. Getting sleep for school is vital that is why getting on schedule will definetely help.
10. Enjoy Yourself
School shouldn’t feel like a full time job. You should enjoy it while you still can because when adulthood hits, it hits hard. School isn’t just to learn, it is to interact with others and make lifelong friendships. Try to enjoy yourself and not sulk in your own despair and school will be fun for you!
I hope that you guys enjoyed this list and if you have any tips to add, just comment them. I hope school will be fun for you guys because I will be trying to make the most of my freshman year!