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How to Prepare for School in 2019

School is starting again and the rush to get routines into place is always easy at first. Keeping yourself on track is where the work lies. Have a look at our tips for keeping on top of your school schedule and working on motivation:


1. Think about your goals and write them down

2. Get ahead of everyone else

3. Go back to your proper sleeping routine

4. Arrange your study schedule before class lessons start


Purchasing new clothes and school supplies helps you return to the classroom with the right mindset, but that’s just the beginning. There are many ways to prepare yourself for this coming school year, which can give you a fresh start and a mind ready to learn. there’s no need to feel overwrought. It takes a little calming and rearranging on your part to get yourself ready to meet your teachers and classmates again on a daily basis. Students who greet the occasion in an affirmative way are more at ease, possess stronger relationships, become fast learners, perform better in school activities and are more likely to feel they belong to the campus. If you are wondering how to prepare for school in 2019, here is a useful guide to some thoughts for your school preparation to succeed. You can ensure that you will have an effective school preparation process by implementing the following:

1. Think about your goals and write them down

A new start means new opportunities for an entirely new set of experiences. Take a couple of minutes to write down your goals or the things that you want to accomplish this 2019. After doing so, meditate on how you will make this year better than 2018. Maybe you want to improve your knowledge in a particular subject, or prepare yourself for a school activity that has previously challenged you. Or perhaps you may want to take on a new hobby such as playing a musical instrument or a new sport. Explore what’s in store for you and explore the things that you’ve been curious about this year.

2. Get ahead of everyone else

If you already know who your teachers are, it’ll make speaking to them about school work easier. Think about sending them an email or a message and try requesting for the class syllabus. Most educators normally stick to a similar schedule each year, so finding them and setting up a meeting won’t be much trouble. As such, asking for the syllabus early will give you an idea of the topics you should study within the first few weeks of school and allow you a little head start to the school year. If you are feeling determined, learn some of the concepts by yourself and reduce the amount of work you will do later in the semester, especially when you have less time for reading.

3. Go back to your proper sleeping routine

If your class starts off early, avoid spending so much time on gadgets or other things that might distract you from focusing on your school work. Get into a good sleeping routine and get at least 8 hours of sleep once the school year begins. Waking up early will soon become a common occurrence, especially if your journey to your school takes longer than most students.

4. Arrange your study schedule before class lessons start

Construct a study diagram portraying when you will study for each subject. Be responsible enough to make time to study for those subjects. Ensure that you allot a bit of leeway for adjustability, just in case one particular subject requires more study or thought than the others. Make sure you’re realistic in your goals, give yourself enough time to complete all your tasks, and make sure that they start small so that you can built up to the more difficult tasks.

Essential supplies you’ll be needing in school

Amid the excitement of preparing the things you’ll be needing for the campus or dorm, you may forget some school supplies that you will actually need.

Here is a checklist of all the commonly needed supplies that students are encouraged to have. Make sure that you check the syllabus for all your classes to see if there are additional school supplies that may be required.

  • Adhesive page marker. Using this can make your studying more efficient

  • Notebooks, folders and binders. Each student has a preferred way of taking notes and keeping them organized. If you prefer writing over using a laptop or tablet to jot down notes, be sure to purchase a folder or a binder for each subject for better arrangement, or subject dividers within the same folder to save space.

  • Backpack, rucksack or messenger bag. You will need a large bag to carry all your things for school, including your laptop and textbooks

  • Calculator. Even if you do take classes that aren’t heavily math-related, it’s important to have this when you do have maths classes or if you want to make calculations in another class

  • Flash drive. It is necessary to store some of the important files you need for school, if you need to print something out at school or even if you want a second copy just in case the original file is misplaced or accidently deleted

  • Highlighters. Use them to mark the important information in your textbook

  • Printer and laptop. Some schools require having a laptop, even if you have access to the school computer lab. It’s still convenient to have your own so that you can save files and work on your assignments both at school and at home

  • Pens and pencils. Even if you prefer taking notes using your digital devices, you will still need pencils and pens for in-class exercises that require them

  • Scissors and tape. It’s possible that you won’t be needing these two items that often, but it’s still important to include them in your pencil case, in case you will need them in art class or a school project

  • Stapler. Always carry this in your bag, just in case you need to turn in multiple pages for a school assignment and you’re printing it out at school

  • Student planner. This is essential for your time management, and it will help keep you on top of your busy school life. Of course, smartphones now have digital planners, however it’s always nice to have a physical copy of your tasks

  • Loose-leaf paper. It is certain that you’ll be writing more essays in school, so ensure that you have some loose sheets of paper so that you don’t have to tear pages out of your notebook to start your essays over again

  • You might also need sporting gear if you will participate in any sports. Store them in your equipment storage after use

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