Now is that time of year again and we can hear the school bells ringing! It can be hard to adjust from the relaxed periods of the holidays to the busy and fast pace of the school year. Here are six tips to get you back into the school mode and start this year off right!

Have the Proper School Supplies that you need for your classes!
It’s very important to get everything necessary to make note taking more fun. During the first day of class most teachers will tell you everything they require for their subjects. Make sure that you get the specified supplies so that you are able to keep up with the class work and stay organised.

Get an Agenda!
During the school year is such a busy time! Between taking test, doing homework, attending activities, and school events it can be really hard to keep track of everything. By keeping an updated agenda you can better manage your time and know what you have to accomplish. Having an agenda will definitely help you with time management. Time management is key to being successful and staying on top of everything you need to do!

Do Not Procrastinate
This is something that we have all been guilty of in the past and have learned the stressful repercussions. A habit is created in three weeks so if you study for every subject you’re taking daily in 21 days, that will be a new habit for you. Dedicating a little bit of time every day to the subjects you are taking is definitely going to positively impact your grades and make you a better student!

Know What is Expected of You
It is very important to know what your teachers are expecting from you. Pay attention to what the teachers are saying about the workload of the class and what they are hoping for you to get out of it. Knowing your teachers’ expectations and achieving them will help your year start smoothly. Always remember that communicating with your teachers is key for understanding their expectations.

Get Involved
Getting involved with your school community is great because you can pursue your interest and meet peers who have the same and similar interest as you. Many studies have shown that students who are involved in sports and school activities are able to achieve higher grades. If you enjoy doing sports try out for the school team. If you are a musician or actor then join your school band or theatre group and share your talent with your fellow peers. Join clubs that you are interested in and attend all the meetings. If your school doesn’t have the sports you play, a club you want to join, or a musical or theatre programme then talk to your school administrators and see if you are able to start your own! It is amazing to have something that you are passionate about and enjoy doing so. Never be afraid to pursue your interests.

List of academic goals
Write out a list of goals that you want to achieve for the upcoming school year! Do you want to improve your grades, make the school sport team? You can reach all the goals you set for this year! When you write down every goal, you are able to plan and realise what you need to do to prepare for them. Having that list can be a driving and motivating force to help you work to achieve those goals.

Every new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so make it count. You have the potential to make this year one of the best ones yet!