michaellfatica
michaellfatica:

typically everyone is back to school now, or, you’re still waiting for your Hogwarts letter. As I am nine days into my senior year of high school, I thought I’d share some tips for going back or starting high school
stay organized, you don’t want to spend the first five minutes of each class going on a scavenger hunt through your backpack
always come prepared for anything, there will be times when the toilet paper isn’t in any stalls, it may sound unconventional, but if you carry around tissues, they may come in handy more than you think
unless your teacher directly tells you to keep your textbook at home, keep it in your bag/backpack when your going to your class, or at least in your locker, some teachers don’t take not having your book when you need it lightly
don’t be the person who carries their whole locker with them, make a trip to your locker maybe twice a day so your backpack doesn’t weigh half a ton, or if you got lucky this year like me, you don’t need much for your classes that are all on the same floor…
Be sure to establish healthy and good friendships and relationships, enough said
Speaking of, don’t worry about not being in a relationship during high school, I’ve only been in two brief relationships so far, it’s nothing to cry over
If the same person asks you to ‘borrow’ a pen when the never gave the first one back, don’t give it to them, or else you’ll be the person asking, and come on, we all know we don’t like that person
get to class early enough to make sure you have a seat near friends, some teachers let you pick your seats!
Speaking of teachers, above all, make sure you develop a good understanding and relationship with teachers, this will come in handy for endless things, recommendation letters, advice, help, plus, some teachers are just super nice!
While I like tumblr as much as the next person, do not let it distract you or let it be the cause of poor grades
Don’t be afraid to ask teachers for help—-you’ll regret it if you don’t!
It’s never too early to prepare for the future (I am sooooo cliche) but for real, even if you’re a freshman take the PSAT, sign up for the ACT or SAT even if you’re just a sophomore, it’s so beneficial, believe me
'The best college in the world' is not real, the best college for you is
Be you and not who everyone else wants you to be
Be kind to people, you don’t have to befriend everyone you meet, but being nice to someone who’s sitting alone can make their day
Dispose of that ‘better than you’ attitude as soon as possible, it’s not flattering
Regardless of what anyone says, there are no popular kids, nobody is really popular in high school, I mean, it’s high school. 
Surround yourself with different groups of people
You can be witty and funny, but please do not be the person who holds the class back because of their annoying comments 
DO!!!! YOUR!!! HOMEWORK!!!!!
You should know your studying style by now, if you work best with groups then schedule a study session with a friend or two, not too many or else it just turns into hanging out with friends
Don’t take AP or honors courses if you’re not ready for them.
Join a club, play a sport, aid for a teacher, become involved
If anything, go to at least one football game

michaellfatica:

typically everyone is back to school now, or, you’re still waiting for your Hogwarts letter. As I am nine days into my senior year of high school, I thought I’d share some tips for going back or starting high school

  • stay organized, you don’t want to spend the first five minutes of each class going on a scavenger hunt through your backpack
  • always come prepared for anything, there will be times when the toilet paper isn’t in any stalls, it may sound unconventional, but if you carry around tissues, they may come in handy more than you think
  • unless your teacher directly tells you to keep your textbook at home, keep it in your bag/backpack when your going to your class, or at least in your locker, some teachers don’t take not having your book when you need it lightly
  • don’t be the person who carries their whole locker with them, make a trip to your locker maybe twice a day so your backpack doesn’t weigh half a ton, or if you got lucky this year like me, you don’t need much for your classes that are all on the same floor…
  • Be sure to establish healthy and good friendships and relationships, enough said
  • Speaking of, don’t worry about not being in a relationship during high school, I’ve only been in two brief relationships so far, it’s nothing to cry over
  • If the same person asks you to ‘borrow’ a pen when the never gave the first one back, don’t give it to them, or else you’ll be the person asking, and come on, we all know we don’t like that person
  • get to class early enough to make sure you have a seat near friends, some teachers let you pick your seats!
  • Speaking of teachers, above all, make sure you develop a good understanding and relationship with teachers, this will come in handy for endless things, recommendation letters, advice, help, plus, some teachers are just super nice!
  • While I like tumblr as much as the next person, do not let it distract you or let it be the cause of poor grades
  • Don’t be afraid to ask teachers for help—-you’ll regret it if you don’t!
  • It’s never too early to prepare for the future (I am sooooo cliche) but for real, even if you’re a freshman take the PSAT, sign up for the ACT or SAT even if you’re just a sophomore, it’s so beneficial, believe me
  • 'The best college in the world' is not real, the best college for you is
  • Be you and not who everyone else wants you to be
  • Be kind to people, you don’t have to befriend everyone you meet, but being nice to someone who’s sitting alone can make their day
  • Dispose of that ‘better than you’ attitude as soon as possible, it’s not flattering
  • Regardless of what anyone says, there are no popular kids, nobody is really popular in high school, I mean, it’s high school
  • Surround yourself with different groups of people
  • You can be witty and funny, but please do not be the person who holds the class back because of their annoying comments 
  • DO!!!! YOUR!!! HOMEWORK!!!!!
  • You should know your studying style by now, if you work best with groups then schedule a study session with a friend or two, not too many or else it just turns into hanging out with friends
  • Don’t take AP or honors courses if you’re not ready for them.
  • Join a club, play a sport, aid for a teacher, become involved
  • If anything, go to at least one football game
jenna-canon

jenna-canon:

Back To School Guide: Study Session Tips

So I’m guessing a lot of you have already been in school for about a week, or are going this week! I know coming off from summer break and getting back into the swing of things isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world, so I’ve decided I’m going to…