Saturday, 30 August 2014

Back to School Essentials & More

Yes. It's that time. The Summer holidays have flown by like they always seem to and now another school year is looming (AHHHHH!) I thought I'd do a post to help prepare for going back to school, college or university based on my past experience.

First thing's first

PMA - positive mental attitude, what are you looking forward to this year? Think of all the things you learnt last year, the friends you made and all the good times you had (let's be honest school isn't really ALL that bad)

Use it as a clean slate - try and fix any bad habits like bad organisation or if you never really put your hand up in class, if you had Summer projects make sure you've done them before you go back, if you make a good start to the year you'll feel happier and more confident with the rest of your school year

Make the most of your time - it sounds cringey but remember how fast last year went? Time isn't going to slow down, try and enjoy your time at school because the big wide World of work is a lot harder than sitting in a classroom

Make a timetable - you can make a timetable of your lessons but also any work to do when you're home, it will help keep you organised and if you start reading over your notes from September you'll feel a lot less stressed during exam period as you wouldn't have left all the revision right to the last minute

Bedtime - try and go to sleep earlier than you have been during the holidays! It's the worst thing ever when your alarm wakes you up at 7am and you can't go back to sleep and lie in because you have to go to school

Text books or any other books you need! 
Ring binders, lever archers, poly pockets and a notebook all come in handy! 
Memory stick 
Take several pens in case one runs out when you're in full flow! 
Needed for any Mathematicians


Hand cream
Lip balm

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, goodluck to anyone beginning another academic year!

Abi :)


  1. I love this post! You give great advice, especially the bit about a positive mental attitude :D

    1. Thank you! Aw thanks very much hope it helps! Abi :)

  2. Great post Abi, you give great advice! Lou xx

    1. Aw thank you very much! Abi :)

  3. I'm not going back to school but I am going to uni so this is still helpful :) Love the advice you gave - it's always great to start with a positive attitude!

    1. Aw good luck! Thank you very much! Definitely! Abi :)

  4. Great post! I love that you included "PMA." Having a positive mindset can make all of the difference at school.

    1. Thank you! Yeah it definitely can! Abi :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad it helped! Abi :)


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