• Emily Batka

Study tips for the upcoming year

Study tips for the start of a new school year

By: Emily Batka

With everything that's going on with the outbreak and the change in school schedule, it’s hard to keep up with all your homework assignments. Having homework for different classes each due on different days is challenging, so it’s good to know different ways that could help you.

For people that can never seem to know when their homework is supposed to be turned in or what time you have to be there for a game, I would invest in a calendar. Keeping a calendar helps you to plan ahead to know when and where you have to be or what is going on routinely throughout your day. You could have holidays, birthdays, tests, SAT dates, etc.

Here are some ways to improve your studying:

  1. Eliminate distractions--Procrastinating is a big one among students. There are so many people who have a hard time with it, so here are some ways to help. First, you should eliminate distractions: cell phones, TV, younger siblings, even parents.

  2. Make sure to set realistic deadlines--While you're working, make sure you're using your time wisely. It's ok to take a little break to get food or rest your brain for a little, but make sure to get back to work no more than 10-15 minutes after.

  3. Don’t stress too much--You eventually will miss one assignment in your high school life, if you already haven't. The important concept is that you make sure to turn it in right away so it doesn’t take more points off.

  4. Stay motivated--Put on some good listening music, get some water, your highlighters and notebooks. You will feel like not doing homework, but it’s important to focus and stay driven to your goals.

Instead of making up for lost time later, do it while you have a chance to get it done and over with. These can all help you along your freshman to senior year to improve every aspect of your academic experience in high school.

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