The countdown to the end of summer has begun and you are getting yourself back in gear for the new school year. You want to enjoy the last few weeks of none-school related thinking you have, but you will end up rushing to get back in the swing of things. So here are a couple ideas of things you can do to be ahead of the inevitable “back to school” rush.
- Review Last Year’s Work
If you will be taking a more advanced level of last year’s courses then it will benefit you to get refreshed on what was covered the previous year. We’ve all been there, your teacher’s making a call back to something you learnt already and no one has an idea. To avoid this, all you have to do is get yourself reacquainted. What makes it better is you’re not going over this material with the pressure of a test or exam but simply for information so that takes some of the edge off, and makes it a less stressful experience.
- Look at the New Year’s syllabus
You can find some time to go over the upcoming syllabus for the new year. This gives you an opportunity to get prepared for the new material you will be working through. This is also not like studying since the information you have access to before the syllabus is not as in depth but any prep work you can do ahead will help you out. It will allow you a chance to see potential challenges and prepare for them. It will also help you with understanding themes when you eventually get to them.
- Buy Your Books
This can help a lot with the previous point because it will allow the opportunity to dive a little deeper into the topics for the year. Due to the fact the term hasn’t yet you can be as thorough you wish. You can just brush over the work or you can start readings early. You can even start studying which will give you an edge in those courses.
- Supply Shopping
While you are busy shopping for your new books you might as well also stock up on supplies. Get as many of your necessities as you can while you still have the free time. You must be careful with “back to school” sales are great but can be risky if not handled properly. For one the high demand items could easily be out of stock. There is also the challenge of store traffic and sale induced fervor.
- Prepare work space
Now that you have all your stationaries and supplies you need to prepare your work area. If you’ve been using it for something else, this is the time to clean it up in preparation for the new term. Otherwise you can get it cleaned up and ready for the work that you will engage in tirelessly. If you didn’t have a designated work space in the previous term, now might be the time to create one. A work area helps with organization and setting a mind state.
- Set some goals
In order to achieve a goal you must first visualize it. After visualization you can begin the process of planning to achieve that goal. Amongst all the other items on this list, finding some time to work on this before school resumes will put everything else in place.
We wish you another successful academic year as well as success in whatever other ventures you involve yourself in. The above listed ideas are not only applicable to academic uses but are very versatile.
Have a wonderful year!