The majority of schools in the US have started already, though most within the UK have not, so considering i begin school in almost a week, i thought this would be an appropriate topic to post about.
So as dreaded school is closely approaching, here is how to be, and remain prepared, not only during the start of school, but throughout the whole year…
Have a scheduled night routine/time you go to sleep
This first step can be extremely hard to complete and maintain, especially when coming to an end of the summer break, however during the last week of the summer, take this time at night to get your body back into a habit of going to sleep and waking up at a certain time.
I personally make sure im asleep at 10pm at the latest, then wake up around 7am, This works for me, but you can use times that work for you and your school schedule. This step allows you and your body to feel refreshed and actually
somewhat ready, for the start of a new school year, this will benefit you and have a good impact on how you feel!
Prepare for future studying/school work
Things that help with this step:
- Revision folder
- Index cards
- Coloured pens/highlighters
– Find out what helps you to revise and remember information
- Ask teachers about upcoming exams or any work you’re struggling on
Okay, so halfway through my last school year, i came across a part of me that decided to like studying?? I know, don’t ask. I wasn’t at it every night or being crazy about it, but i just didn’t mind revising, and this was all due to making it look neat…
You’re probably thinking, “how is this information going to help me prepare for school work?”, but you see, i discovered through studying that highlighters and coloured pens, making my revision look neat, made me revise and remember more!
You can try this out, and see what works for you! I like to finish my revision notes then put them in designated plastic wallets, then i put them in a revision folder, keeping them all together so they aren’t literally everywhere!
Anyway, this step i would say is a must, it helped me immensely and be prepared for exams.
Starting the very first day you’re back at school, bring a small note book and in every class just bullet point little notes and topic names you need to cover, anything you find of importance! Taking notes during class helps you stay organised with work, this way you can go home, have a look at your notes and revise from them. Even if you don’t revise from them that exact day, they are still there for you to look back on!
(Do check that taking notes is allowed before putting this step into action as i know some schools do not allow you to take notes, it sounds almost too pathetic to even believe, but it’s true, it depends on the school, and sometimes the teachers!)
Have goals set
Preparing any goals you want to achieve during the school year will help you get your mind set on your targets. This helps as when classes begin, you are prepared and manage to focus more easily, on both the work and your goals.
I think this factor helps a lot for the many people who really dislike school, as you might not want revise work initially, but you will still be focusing on school and the goals you’ve set.
Don’t overwork yourself
During the start of school, yes it is important to get back into the school routine and getting your mind back on track. But you have to remember to take it easy as grades aren’t the most important thing in the world, remember not to overwork yourself at the start or at any point during the school year. Exams are hard and stressful, and some teachers can be tuff, though take your time, apply these steps, and you’ll be prepared for the start of school!
Until next time,,