Hey guys! I hope you are all well and staying safe. Since we are all going back to school soon, I decided to write a post about ….. going back to school! So here are my top tips and things that have worked for over the last couple of years. I’m going back to school in person this year, which is quite scary since cases of COVID-19 are still rising here, but at least I now have an excuse to leave my house every once in a while. I know some of you may still being doing online school this year but I hope these tips can also help you out.
- Re-organise everything!
Throw out notes that you won’t need. If a lot of your files are digital, reorganise your iCloud or Google Drive. On your phone, delete apps that you don’t use as often or may find a distraction, such as social media apps that you don’t use much and games.
2. Review and study ahead.
If you have bought your books, the best way to make your life slightly easier is to study ahead and review topics before school starts. This helps you to get back into the habit of studying and helps you to get ahead of class. Also, do remember to revise topics from previous years just to jog your memory.
3. Find study techniques now.
The best time to find out what study techniques work for you is not the night before a test, do it now! If you find what techniques work best for you, you won’t end up searching the internet for study techniques the night before an exam.
4. Purchase PPE
In Ireland, it’ll most likely be compulsory to wear a face covering in school. Buy re-usable masks so that you can just pop them in the wash once used and have 5-6 available so that you won’t run out over the week. Alternatively, you could also buy a visor which you can clean by just wiping the screen with water and soap. Also, make sure to buy hand sanitiser and wipes just to be extra safe.
5. Find those exam dates.
This will help you to plan your study schedule ahead of time and around your exam times.
6. Fix that sleep schedule.
I’d say this is the hardest on the list. I’m such a night owl and I just love staying up late, but I know that fixing my sleep schedule now will help the transition back into school life a hell of a lot easier.
7. Make Goals!
Write a list of goals for this school year. Is there anything you want to achieve, write it down! Having goals for the new school years can also help you to stay motivated. For example, for each subject you’re doing have a target grade or maybe an average grade for the year. Aim high kiddos!
If you have made it down this far, I want to say thank you so much for reading my post. I hope you found this post helpful. Stay well and stay safe.