The start of September in the UK, US and Canada means only one thing for our Qmee users who are students in these countries: it’s back to school time!
After spending the summer having fun on vacation/holiday and relaxing with friends, it can be hard to get back in to the fast pace of school life. It’s extremely normal to start feeling anxious and worried about going back to school – especially if it involves moving on from high school to college.
However, going back to school or starting at a new college can be an exciting time too. Doing a bit of forward planning will make sure you’re as relaxed as possible on your first day back. So, take a look at these ideas for getting ready for your new semester/term…
Use an agenda/diary – between taking tests, doing your homework and joining in with school activities and events it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. School is a busy time! But, by keeping an up to date agenda/diary, you’ll find it easy to manage your time. And time management is a really important thing when it comes to being successful.
Stock up on stationery – folders, binders and notepads with patterns and designs make note taking much more fun. If you get all of your school supplies before school starts, it’ll be easier to keep up with your course work and stay organized throughout the year. If there’s anything course specific that you find out you need once school has begun, you can always buy that when you have some spare time.
Write down your goals – before the school year begins, write a list of the academic goals you want to achieve in the upcoming school year. This may sound time consuming and boring but by writing down every goal, you’re able to plan properly and realize what you need to do in order to achieve them. Having your own list can be a great motivation and will help you keep going if you’re ever having a tired or negative day.
Stop procrastinating – this is something we’ve all done whether at school, work or even at home, and it always leads to negative repercussions – so make sure you leave no room for procrastination! If you dedicate a little bit of time every day to your courses it’s sure to have a great impact on your grades.
Be positive – a positive attitude can lead you on the way to success straight away. Try to always see the glass as half-full when it comes to finishing your assignments and you’re much more likely to succeed. Did you know exercise is a great way to help you feel more positive about life in general? So why not join the school gym and go a couple of times a week – or you could join one of the school’s sports teams. Positivity and optimism are important when trying to cope with school life.
We’re sure our student Qmee users are going to do great when they get back to school!