Academics West | End of Summer Tips to Return to School

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Summer is winding down, and school will be back in session soon.  The tail end of summer primarily fosters mixed emotions; fortunately, to escape this phase, there are several things that you can do to smoothen the back-to-school transition. 

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Getting Organized 

Start the year off by getting organized. 

 It would help if you devised a schedule, spent ample time gathering all your supplies, and set up a dedicated space to undertake your school studies at home. 

Setting up a homework station is a task that you should take seriously. Begin by identifying a quiet space to focus on your schoolwork without interruption. 

A designated spot for your after-school studying will help you concentrate better and minimize distractions. 

Create a schedule: decide the time you want to dedicate to your homework daily and mark it on your calendar. You will effectively manage your time and prioritize your assignments by following a schedule. You’re better off setting specific study blocks for different subjects and tasks to maintain a structured routine. Collect all the supplies you require for the new school year and tart by curating a list of all you need,

Carry the list on your next school shopping spree and get enough school supplies for the entire year. Having everything organized and readily available will save you time and headaches when school starts. 

Get Into A Routine 

After spending the summer sleeping in and enjoying free time it can be challenging to adjust back to a school routine. However, it’s important that you give your body time to adjust. 

Within a couple of weeks, your body will slowly but gradually get used  to waking up early and retiring to bed early. 

You can take a hot shower or read a book to signal your body that it’s time to wind down. et up an alarm clock and place it across the room from your bed to encourage you to wake up and walk towards it. 

Incorporate regular exercise within the transition period. Engage in physical activity for 30 minutes daily to boost your mood and energy levels. You can bike, jog around the neighborhood, or play with your dog. 

Meet With Your Teachers 

Once you find out who your teachers are, set up a time to meet with them. Use this as an opportunity   to introduce yourself, ask questions, and get to know them better. 

Ask about their teaching style, grading criteria, and homework policies. 

Understanding their expectations will be fundamental for your schedule for setting goals and planning your studying strategy. Inquire from your teachers about their preferred communication methods. 

Moreover, it’s paramount that you ask for the resources they will avail to you. Teachers will provide information regarding online resources, tutoring services, or study groups, aspects that will support your studying. 

Being in the know of such resources will significantly help your academic journey. 

Get Involved 

 Participate in extracurricular activities to make the most of your school year. 

Getting involved allows you to explore your interests and also allows for you to meet new people, make friends, and develop new skills. Discuss with your teachers or school counselors about the clubs and activities available. 

Whether you fancy playing a musical instrument, participating in a debate team, or participating in community service projects, there is something for everyone. 

Getting involved with extracurricular activities will help make your school experience more enjoyable and provide learning opportunities outside the classroom. 

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Additional Tips 

As you focus on academics and adjust to the school routine, you should also incorporate fun activities. School should be an enjoyable experience, and there are numerous ways to make it so, including; 

Take breaks: It’s essential to take breaks to help you relax and recharge. Please do so by finding activities you enjoy, such as playing games, reading, and spending time outdoors, and incorporating them into your daily routine. 

Make friends: Building connections with peers is critical to your academic  experience. Make new friends by engaging in conversation, and create connections to improve your schooling year. 

Explore new interests: School is a time for exploration and discovery. Take advantage of the numerous subjects and activities available to you. Try out new things, such as joining a club, picking up a new hobby, or enrolling in an elective that intrigues you. 

Such undertakings will expand your horizons and aid you in discovering your passions and talents. 


Preparing for a new school year demands effort and adjustments, but the result is worth it. Adding the tips above into your daily life will help make the going back to school transition a lot easier

With some planning, preparation, and a positive mindset, you will prepare yourself for a successful and fulfilling school year.

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