It is officially back-to-school season! Whether it has been a few months or a few years since you’ve stepped foot in a classroom, here are five tips that will help you get a head start on the new academic year!
Set Academic Goals
When preparing for a new school year, lay out what you would like to accomplish. You can start by coming up with academic goals such as building good study habits, passing all your exams, or even asking more questions in class.
Setting goals allows you to hold yourself accountable throughout the school year. As a result, you will be able to look back at the goals you achieved and feel proud!
Make a Schedule
Creating (and sticking to) a schedule is a crucial part of being a successful student. At the start of classes, gather all your homework due dates, exam dates, and time blocked off for studying and input the information in a planner or online calendar.
Having all the important dates documented will help you stay on track with important deadlines throughout the year.
Review Past Material
Many students find that reviewing past material helps them have a better understanding of new information they learn in class. During a break, it can be easy to forget everything you learned in the previous school year. Therefore, it is essential to review anything that you may have forgotten before diving into your new courses.
Find Study Resources
Study resources can come in several forms. There are online resources such as browser extensions and study apps (check out our previous blogs), as well as physical resources like textbooks and study guides. Fellow classmates and tutors are great sources that can help you thrive in your classes. The options are limitless!
Having a clean and organized workspace can help you be more productive. Before heading back to school, gather all the supplies and tools you will be using throughout the year. Supplies can include pencils, notebooks, or decorations for your desk.
When organizing your workspace for remote learning, make sure you are comfortable in the space. Clear your desk of any clutter and add any useful accessories such as a mouse or keyboard. This way, you can hit the ground running when classes begin.
We wish you a great back-to-school experience and most importantly, take time for yourself! Between school, work, and home responsibilities, a little downtime can refuel your energy and recenter your focus. Being in a good headspace will allow you to be the best student you can be.
Try to implement as many of these tips as you can for a successful GED journey! Visit GED’s website for study tips, practice tests, study tools and more.