Back to School and Beyond: Advice and Tips

By: Mariana C.

West what? Oh, West mount!

It is the best time of the year, back to school season! From my past 9 years t achool, I have collected my best tips and advice that I have learnt. Hopefully this article will save you a couple years! 

Back to the Basics:

It is time to wake up and get ready for the school season! I understand that this is a tough time for every student, including myself, but to make your life just a little bit easier, I have created some tips and advice for you.

First and foremost, always keep a positive attitude with your friends, family and teachers. As a Westmount charter student, don’t be worried about failing, you should always give it your best shot and try your hardest!

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Tips:

1. Don’t procrastinate! 

Procrastination is an easy way that all of us get stuck and yet, we may not even realize that we’re doing it. Next time you are procrastinating for a project or a big test, break the task down to lessen the sense of being overwhelmed. Once you start to enjoy an accomplishment or two, you’re more likely to keep going and finish.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast!

A healthy nutritious breakfast puts you in the right mood for learning. A simple granola bar won’t get you past that Calculus test at the end of the morning. Let’s think outside of the cereal box! For example, some great breakfasts could be scrambled eggs or a fruitful smoothie.

3. Remember the night before!

Time management is key to being successful and staying on top of everything you need to do! Get your backpack and any other supplies ready, and have them by the door so you can grab it and go in the morning.

4. Have the proper school supplies!

Make sure that you get the specified supplies so that you are able to keep up with the class work and stay organized.

5. 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.

6. Learn what learner you are!

Everyone is individual and so is the way you learn! There are three main types of learning styles which are auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Knowing what type of leaner you are is going to help you be a better student and have better studying habits. Here is a fun link to figure out what type of learner you are: http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

Thank you for reading and tune in next week!

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