Welcome Back Everyone,
I start school next week but I know for a lot of you school has already begun, so I've decided on writing an article for back to school.

I hope I can get you motivated for back to school with these tips and ready for the rest of the school year ahead! So here it is 15 Tips For School, To Get You Through:

Set Goals

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Setting clear and realistic short-term goals to help achieve a long-term one will help you stay motivated. No matter how big or small your goals may seem to other people, you deserve to feel proud about every achievement you accomplish.

Give yourself rewards

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To keep yourself motivated, give yourself small rewards whenever possible. For example, you might decide that after 45 minutes of work, you’ll reward yourself with a 5-minute YouTube video. Or if you enjoy exercising, you might decide that after you finish your math and science homework, you’ll get to do a 30-minute workout. Rewards are a simple way to encourage you to get to work, even when you don’t feel like it.

Track more than HW in your school planner

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You’ve got more going on than just homework assignments! Make sure you’re marking your extracurricular, work, and social commitments, too.

Start small

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If you’ve got a big assignment looming, like a research paper, stay motivated by completing a piece of the project every few days. Write one paragraph each night. Or, do 5 algebra problems from your problem set at a time, and then take a break.

School supplies (alone) don't make you organized

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Come up with a system and keep to it. Do you keep one big binder for all your classes with color-coded tabs? Or do you prefer to keep separate notebooks and a folder for handouts? Keep the system simple—if it’s too fancy or complicated, you are less likely to keep it up everyday.

Get into a routine

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When will you make the time to do your homework every day? Find the time of day that works best for you (this can change day-to-day, depending on your schedule!), and make a plan to hit the books.

Learn how to create a distraction-free zone

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The biggest obstacle to doing well in school is distractions. To overcome distractions, you can’t depend on willpower. Few of us have the willpower necessary to fight off all the distractions that surround us in this digital era. To eliminate distractions before they actually become distractions you could put your phone in another room before you start work, set a really, really long password to unlock your phone, or even restrict your Internet access.

Get real

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When you’re looking at the homework you have to get done tonight, be realistic about how long things actually take. Gauging that reading a history chapter will take an hour and writing a response will take another 30 minutes will help you plan how you spend your time.

Take Care Of Yourself

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Doing well in school isn’t about getting good grades and outperforming your classmates. It’s about leading a balanced life that’s focused on contributing to others. To lead a balanced life, it’s important to set aside time for relaxation. Block out time for relaxation in your weekly schedule to ensure that you don’t burn out.

Develop a sense of purpose

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Few students can maintain a consistent level of concentration and drive if they lack a sense of purpose. If students feel as if their school life is just about striving to get straight A’s, they will likely run out of steam.

How can you develop a sense of purpose?

  • What values you want to live by
  • What long-term goals would be meaningful to you
  • How you’d like to contribute to the good of others
  • What your duties and responsibilities are
  • What relationships you’d like to nurture
  • What kind of person you’d like to become

As you reflect on these aspects of your life, you’ll have a clearer idea . about how your academic pursuits fit into the bigger picture.
This clarity will help you to be more successful in school.

Find ways to help others and contribute

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Students often lose motivation when they focus too much on achievement and too little on contribution. After all, the aim of education is to become equipped with skills and knowledge so that you can help others. When students lose sight of this, they sometimes feel as if school is meaningless. To keep things in perspective, find small ways to contribute in your capacity as a student. You could volunteer, do fundraising, solve problems in your school or by serving the underprivileged.

Use class time wisely

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Is your teacher finished lecturing, but you still have 10 minutes of class left? Get a jump on your chemistry homework while it’s still fresh in your mind. Or use the time to ask your teacher about concepts that were fuzzy the first time.

Study a little every day

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Cramming work for a quiz might work in the short-term, but when the time comes to study for midterms, you’ll be back at square 1. You might remember your work long enough to ace the quiz, but reviewing the terms later will help you store them for the long haul.

Make a friend in every class

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Find a few people you can contact from each of your classes if you have a homework question or had to miss class (and do the same for them!). Then when it comes time to study for exams, you'll already have a study group.

Don’t let a bad grade keep you down

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A rough start to the semester doesn’t have to sink your GPA. Take proactive steps by checking your grades regularly online and getting a tutor if you need one.

Sorry if this article was a bit long, but I hope you enjoyed it! If you made it till the end you're a real one.
Till next time :)
~Raquel


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