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Now That the Summer is Over, Let’s Get Organized for Success

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Study Tips

Now That the Summer is Over, Let’s Get Organized for Success

Transitioning from “summer mode” to the new school year can be a challenge. The good thing is that there are some steps you can take to help get back into the swing of things. It’s important to start your accredited online high school courses with the right focus and good grades. So what are some ways to have better success early on in your classes?

Write Down your Goal for this Semester

First, writing your goal for this semester lets you focus on why you are doing what you are doing. Anything worth having is worth working hard for and it is helpful to keep your eye on your goals for this semester.

Write Out Your Mistakes from Last Year

Next, write down some of your shortcomings from last year which you would like to improve. Did you fail a certain test or subject? Did you have trouble completing homework and quizzes on time? Whatever your shortcomings were, don't beat yourself up over them, but sit down and figure out solutions.

Acing an accredited online high school isn't easy, but if you take your time, learn from your mistakes, and address them, you'll be able to grow as a student and as a person. This will help you not only ace your classes, but also help you stay away from similar mistakes in the future.

Organize Your Time with a Calendar

Set up a calendar and write down all of the important dates for your classes, such as test dates, project due dates, homework, etc. You should update this calendar before the beginning of the year, and then check your schedule each day.

At the end of the week, you should take some time to look ahead to the next week, and then use the weekend to get ahead of your work. This way, you'll constantly be ahead of schedule. This calendar should be your guide to success and should help keep you on track.

Set a Daily Routine and Stick to It

Just because you're studying through an accredited online high school, doesn't mean you can slack on your work. In fact, it should mean the opposite! Set out your daily schedule, and stick to it. You shouldn't break from your schedule unless you are sick or something serious comes up.

If you say you're going to start at a certain time, start at that time! Your schedule shouldn't be unreasonable though. Make sure you slot in breaks and reward yourself when you get a lot of work done or reach a milestone such as finishing a course. Just make sure you take your schedule seriously and follow it closely.

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