How to Survive High School
If you're an overachiever like me, chances are you'll be carrying around more than just binders and folders (i.
e. library books, items for school projects, etc.). Get an actual backpack, not just a large purse or book bag. These will wear on your shoulder and neck muscles if your purse or book bag weighs more than 3 lbs. I recommend getting a backpack with padded shoulder straps (no string bags!) and even pandora bracelet online store a padded back, if you can find it.
This is a pandora charms australia online really simple task, but be on time. If you rack up tardies, you'll have consequences such as lunch detention, after school "tardy party", calls home, etc. It's a pain to deal with those things and it ticks off your teachers, so just get to class on time.
Step 4: Listen and Pay Attention
Your teachers know what they're doing when they teach, so listen up. Plus, teachers get really irritated with people who don't listen and "disrupt the learning process." If they tell you to save something, save it. It will help when you are reviewing for tests. Paying attention in class will allow you to learn more and will also make both reviewing and actually taking those tests and quizzes a lot easier than just cramming.
Step 5: Use a Planner
Before school starts for the year, grab a planner at a local school supply store. Make sure it's small, but has enough room for you to write more than one assignment per subject. A planner will help you remember test dates and what's due for what class and when after a long break. Also, write down any after school things pandora retail stores like club meetings and practices, and make sure to include start and end times..
Step 6: Use Your Locker to Your Advantage
Make at least 3 trips to your locker DAILY (I recommend before school, during lunch, and after school). Put the folders/binders for your afternoon classes in your locker before school, and return the stuff that you needed for homework the night before as well. During lunch, swap your morning supplies for your afternoon stuff. After school, go back, return all binders/folders, and then get the supplies you'll need to do your homework for that night. Doing this will earn you a lighter backpack and less to carry!
Step 7: If You're Not Using It, Don't Carry It!
If your planner says that you don't have homework in a subject (studying counts as homework), don't bring that class's supplies home with you. Keep it in your locker. Do the same thing with your textbooks, unless your teacher says to bring one to class or you have to use one for homework. If you don't need it, don't carry it!
Step pandora gold bracelet with charms 8: Do Your Study Guides
Study guides are called study guides for a reason. Do them, and you'll feel more prepared for upcoming tests, and depending on your teacher, the study guide may have some questions that show up on that test. Keep your study guides after major unit tests to use for review before you start midterms, end of course state tests, finals.
Step 9: Know How to Keyboard
Another thing that will help you is knowing how to keyboard (type using both hands w/o looking at the keyboard) before you come to high school. Knowing how to do this is a lifesaver when having to use the computer for any reason. When you have to turn in an assignment electronically at a certain time, you don't want to end up hunting and pecking with 5 mins. left on the clock!
Step 10: Find Some Good Music
Something that will help when doing homework/studying late at night is listening to music. Use something like Pandora and find some good tunes to listen to that won't bother anybody or distract you from actually doing your work. Music that is instrumental only is recommended. By the way, don't try listening to your tunes during class. Pandora will most likely be blocked by your school's filter system anyway.
Step 11: Stay Organized
Follow a general system to stay organized. Here's what I recommend: 1) Have either a folder or binder, both with dividers, for each class, and store notes, classwork, graded work, etc. inside in chronological order. 2) Color code your stuff, right down to the color of your textbook covers.
Assign each class a different color, and have all the supplies for each class match (ex. If your English class's color is red, then make sure that class's folder and spiral are red). This makes for easy spotting when quickly grabbing stuff from your locker to take home or to your next class.
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