How to have a successful school career

Jayda Jones, staff writer

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It is never too late to develop good study habits. If you’re starting off a new school year, or just wanting to improve your performance at school, follow some of these tips to develop essential t study habits.

1. Write down every assignment.

The most common place to write down assignments is in a planner however, using a plain notebook, note pad, or cell phone is useful as well. Remember that writing down every assignment, due dates, test dates, and tasks are another opening door to your success.

2. Remember to bring your homework.

It doesn’t get any simpler than that. It is true that many F’s stem from students forgetting to bring a simple homework sheet to class. To avoid forgetting your homework, you must get into the habit of putting your assignment where it belongs immediately after it’s completed.

3. Communicate with your teacher.

Successful relationships are built off of communication. A student-teacher relationship should be no different. Miscommunication is another factor that can cause bad grades. Make sure that you understand every assignment that you are assigned. Could you imagine getting a bad grade on an assignment that you put a lot of effort in thinking you were doing everything the right way, and how disappointing it would be? Asking questions is very important, because the more questions you ask the more prepared you’ll be.

4. Prepare yourself for test dates.

It’s a given that studying for tests days is important, but there are other things to take into consideration in addition to the subjects you might review on a test. Another key aspect of preparing for a test is to be aware of your time. Experiencing the feeling of working so hard on a response to a test question and not being able to finish because time ran out is something you shouldn’t have to go through.

5. Taking Notes.

Learning to recognize key words and phrases that your teacher provides is important. In-taking every bit of information your teacher provides gives you an advantage as a student.

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