When you have had the whole summer off to hang out with friends, get a job, sleep in, and have a little more freedom in your schedule it can be difficult to get back in the swing of things when school starts up. The following is a look at some great back to school tips for students:
Tip one: Get to know your teachers. Students who don’t take the time to introduce themselves to their teachers and get to know them a little are going to be at a significant disadvantage in the long run. Getting on good terms with teachers will help you get extra help when you need it, leeway when necessary, and keep you motivated to work hard. So, go to the back to school night, meet your teacher or teachers, and help them get to know you a little better.
Tip two: Familiarize yourself with the school, and the areas in it that can be resources to you. Before school starts, walk around the campus and figure out where everything is. The things you should take special notice of are the library and computer labs. Get to know the aides and librarian as they can really help make getting through a rigorous school year much easier.
Tip three: Get in the good habits. During the summer many student’s habits kind of slack, they go to bed late, sleep in, eat snacks all day instead of meals, watch a lot of television, play video games, etc. So, when school starts up again, they find themselves in bad moods, and having a hard time concentrating because they had no time to get ready, did not get enough sleep etc. A few weeks before school starts, start adjusting your bedtime and wake time to reflect what it will have to be once school is underway.
Tip four: Keep your mind working all summer long. Many kids use the summer to vege out and forget everything they learned the year before. This is unwise, and will make the school year more difficult for you. A good option is to keep your mind sharp during the summer months by continually challenging yourself to learn, reading good books, and visiting museums etc. that keep the mind active and alert.
Tip five: Pick a style and choose clothes, etc. in advance. You won’t want to wake up the first morning before school starts and be worried about what you are going to wear, or whether or not you will be cool. Choose a style that suits you, and shop accordingly, then put together a few outfits that you will like and look good in, and the stress of that will be gone, and you will be able to focus on the things that really matter, like classes.
Planning in advance, having sufficient supplies, and knowing your way around the school can all do wonders for helping you relax and enjoy going back to school.