We all know that school can be tough, so what can you do about it? Luckily for you, we have compiled a few tips that could help you make it through your next school year and get top grades too!
It can be tricky to juggle all the deadlines, homework and extra-curricular classes you have to take, so what do you do with all that info? Write it down! Now that may seem obvious, but really it is just that simple. Having a great planner or journal will help you keep track of everything you need to do and plan your time wisely. Setting yourself daily goals and targets to achieve will make sure you get things done efficiently so you don’t miss any important deadlines.
There are plenty of awesome planners and diaries out there for stationery fans, but with a little time you can easily make your own too. Personalized planners are a great way to include all the important info you need to make it through the busy year. It is a great place to store exam dates and timetables, homework and assignment deadlines and any other important dates you need to remember.
Homework & Studying
Homework sucks and the last thing you want is to do more school work when you get home. But the reason most teachers give is that it helps you learn more at home and helps them see you can manage to do it without their help. Studying at home is helpful to repeat what you’ve learnt in class, but if you find it tricky and need some help, there are sites that can give you homework help answers. It is OK to get some more help if you are struggling with a particular subject and if you don’t want a personal tutor, using online resources can be super useful too. Whilst homework is good to reinforce your learning, it can be stressful if you don’t know the answers and are embarrassed to hand it in to your teachers, especially if it affects your grades. If you can’t ask your friends or parents, then the internet is like an encyclopedia for help with anything you are finding tricky – remember that it is always OK to ask for help!
Rewards and Aspirations
If you are not enjoying a certain class or finding it hard to get motivated, using incentives can be a fun way to encourage yourself. Utilizing your new planner can help with this too, as you can add in your favorite quotes or goals that you want to reach to encourage yourself. Set yourself a task and tell yourself that you can do the thing you wanted to do, only after you’ve completed the task. For example, if you really want to watch the next episode of that new and exciting drama you’ve been watching, give yourself the challenge of completing your task or spending 30 minutes reading something first. This way, you can make progress on your task and feel better about being able to watch the show knowing you are more deserving of it.
Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember that no matter how good you are, there is always room for improvement and more learning. Remember to take breaks too!