Greetings and salutations, lovely humans!
It’s September and that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and school. Cooler weather won’t be here for a while near the Chesapeake Bay, and pumpkin spice is inevitable, so today I’m collabing with Bayance, who is seriously the sweetest blogger around and writes fabulous lifestyle posts, and Deeja who writes amazing and thoughtful posts, to bring you 45 tips for this school year! We split the tips three ways so you get to do some fun blog-hopping.
- Keep a laminated list of everything you need for school in your backpack, so you can quickly go through and check that you have everything.
- Have an organizational system that you stick to the entire semester/year, such as color coded tabs or different folders.
- Do as much as you can ahead of time (i.e. the night before, etc) as it’ll cut down on stress. As a bonus, if you have less to do in the morning, it means you can wake up a little later.
- Use a whiteboard to keep track of your assignments easily. Put it in a highly visible place, write down your assignments on it, and cross them off as you finish.
- Make sure you work on assignments in a distraction-free area, like a bedroom or an office. (but hey, hiding in the closet works just fine, too)
- Decorate your binders and notebooks, because you’ll be more motivated to work if your school supplies are pretty.
- Put your name on eeeeeeeverything (backpacks, notebooks, binders, hoodies, what-have-you) because you do not want to be losing stuff.
- Make a friend in every class. Knowing someone in every class ensures that if you miss a class or a concept, you can ask a friend to explain it to you or bring you up to speed.
- With big assignments, like huge essays, make a plan to do a little each day to stay motivated and finish on time.
- Take notes, especially in long and sometimes boring classes. Taking notes in a class you find boring can help your mind stay on track and help you retain the information better.
- Make a game plan for getting assignments done each day, such as when, where, and in what order you’ll do them.
- Use class time wisely. For example, if the teacher is done lecturing but there’s ten minutes left, use that time to get a jump on your other assignments.
- Turn your phone off and disable social media notifications while you’re doing schoolwork.
- Make ground rules, like no Netflix until homework is done, or no Instagram until you’ve finished half your work.
- Coffee and tea are your best friends.
Want 30 more tips for an awesome school year? Check out Bayance’s post which is chock-full of great tips for high schoolers written from the perspective of a freaking amazing one, and Deeja’s post which is all about studying because let’s face it we need all the tips we can get in that department. So go get some tips!
(now. why are you still here, I said go!)