Even though I’m done with schooling, I know very well that a good majority of my friends are not, but rather are just returning to their journey! So, I figured a small list of tips might help!
1. Use a planner or a bullet journal- whatever will help you keep track of deadlines/homework!
- If you struggle with planners, simply make one that will work for you! I avoid planners altogether and use a bullet journal!
- Just don’t go in assuming you’ll remember everything. You won’t.
2. Know your classes!
- You need to know when, where, and what your classes are. Don’t walk in late- show initiative and show early!
- Keep your schedule handy for the first week or until you’re comfortable without it.
3. Be prepared!
- Do not be that person who needs to ask for a pencil because they forgot their pencil case at home: pack your backpack the night before!
- Try not to overload on supplies to take to school- you’ll need some for home.
4. Have a planned system!
- You need to decide how you will keep organized!
- I hated lockers. I refused to touch mine, so I decided quickly I would keep everything in my backpack. It was heavy, but it worked in my favor.
5. Cut out negativity from the get-go!
- If there’s a dark cloud in your life, sever ties. You need to maintain a content mental state!
6. Go through course material beforehand!
- Do some summer studying if you still have time! Refreshing your mind on what you have already learned will aid your learning process!
7. Start your routine 1-2 weeks early!
- Do not go to bed at 3am on the first day. In fact, start getting yourself to bed at a reasonable hour so you’ll be ready for the early mornings ahead.
- Avoid coffee at all costs. It might help temporarily, but the crash is troublesome. I did the same thing with candy and sugary cereals.
8. Read the class syllabuses!
- Note that learning the expectations your teachers have is immensely important in organization.
- Do not argue with teachers on their rules… just don’t.
9. Do not be in a hurry to grow up!
- High school is a journey. I wish I had taken more time to realize and appreciate that!