5 Best Back-to-School Tips for Young Adults

1.  Keep your syllabus handy

Knowing your class schedule is so important for being successful in the course your taking. Keep a copy of your syllabus for each course in the front of your binder or in an easy-to-find folder on your lap top. Knowing when you have papers and projects due will allow you to plan ahead, use your agenda and give yourself proper time to complete every assignment and get great grades!

2.  Stay organized!

Keep an agenda! The school year is such a busy time between taking tests, doing homework, completing assignments, and school events.  It has been suggested that you plug in all of your "fun" activities first (such as concerts, dinner with friends, going to the gym) and work your school  requirements around it.  You will be surprised to find time to do everything and not feel like you are missing out on the things you enjoy.  . Time management is key to being successful and staying on top of everything you need to do!

3.  Create comfortable study spaces

Keep yourself (and your brain) motivated to learn by finding a variety of comfortable study spaces and atmospheres.  Your own quiet place at home is key, but may become uninspiring. Parks, coffee shops, libraries or even a quiet porch will give you a change of scenery which can prompt your brain to retain information better.  Studying with a group of friends or with soft background music is also a great way to enjoy learning.

4.  Don't procrastinate

This is something that we have all been guilty of in the past and have learned the stressful repercussions. A habit is created in three weeks so if you study for every course you're taking daily in 21 days you will have created a great new habit. Dedicating a little bit of time everyday to your courses will definitely positively impact your grades and make you a better student!

5.  Enjoy!

It's a great idea to get involved with your school community because you can pursue your interests and meet peers who have the same or similar interest as you.  Find other students who you can contact from each of your classes if you have a homework questions or had to miss class, then when it comes time to study for exams, you'll already have a study group.

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