1. Drink all the water!!
- boosts mood
- keeps us alert
- Natural head-ache preventer!
2. Make lists
- Lists help you visualise the tasks you need to complete
- you get the satisfaction of checking something off
3. Eliminate distractions
- put your phone on airplane mode while you work.
- if you need backgroud noise, play soothing music or set an ambiance with a site like noisli
4. Find a note-taking system that works for you
- experiment with different techniques until you find one that fits your needs.
- don't worry too much about your handwriting.
5. Third time's the charm!
- taking notes in class is important, but not enough by itself
- take scratch notes in class, then rewrite them when you get home.
- revisit your notes a third time ~a week later and highlight key points.
6. Get plenty of sleep!
- Helps you concentrate
- helps you make better informed decisions
- you'll remember things better: sleep boosts memory
- Imporoves your mood and gets you ready to face the day!
How to avoid Plagiarism
1. A direct quote from a source
2. An idea taken from a source
3. Paraphrase from a source
4. A summary of information from a source
5. Pictures, charts, and graphics from a source
6. Statistics and data from a source.
1. Common knowledge
2. Your own ideas and analysis
3. Your own experience or observation
1. Recycle a paper from a previous class
2. Download a paper from the internet
3. Use a paper from a friend
4. Pay someone to write a paper for you.
When in doubt: ASK!
How to do Well in School
- when you get the assignment, do it right away.
- study a little every night - Don't Cram! (short, consistent study periods)
- If you don't understand something, ask for help from a friend or your teacher
- Teach someone else about the topic - that's the best way to know if you mastered it.
- Give yourself mental breaks
- Make to-do lists and prioritize them.
- find what motivates you
- friends are important, but learn what's a good mix with school
- It's okay to stay in on the weekend and do homework.
How to Become an A student!
- It's almost self-explanatory: HIT THE BOOKS!
- Study for brief periods (10-15 minutes) per subject daily
- Make notes - only summarize key points
- On weekends, you should make weekly summaries
- keep a notebook just for these summaries
- Make sure to take breaks and reward yourself for achieving goals.
- Stop hating your teachers. Once you hate the teacher, you can never do well in the subject.
- You're not going to school for friends, you're going there to learn.
- Don't let people distract you from reaching your goals.
- Set goals. If you aim for A's, then there's no way you're going to fail.
- Study hard and you'll eventually get there.
- don't just study for test and exams.
- Study because you want to learn, because your education is important.
- Being organised is a trait associated with top students. So get your things together.
- Before you study, prepare goals for that study session
- Have folders for each subject or a binder with dividers
- Write down dates of quizzes, tests, and exams
- do your homework! It's honestly made to help you so you can understand the chapter/topic you are studying.