By: India Graden
There are always a few things that come to mind when one thinks of the months August and September — the end of summer and back to school! All over the city, children and young college students gear up for the first days of school while mourning the ends of sleeping in and endless beach days. This back to school season, we want to make sure you are adequately prepared for those first days of school.
For college students the most important thing to remember is to get your schedule back on track! Whether you’re a freshman or a rising senior, time management and regulated sleep schedules are key to success throughout the early days of the fall semester. Gone are the days of sleeping until 4 p.m. and procrastinating on every little task because you have all the time in the world to complete them. At least two weeks before the first week of classes start students should be setting their class schedules and developing the habit of sleeping in the correct pattern. Mapping out a general study schedule for the week is also helpful, although it may not be possible until the first week of school or so when students are more familiar with their course load.
In addition make sure you’re stocking up on school supplies, whether it be ordering a new laptop and printer or going the more traditional route and binge buying notebooks, pencils and highlighter; Dorm supplies are essential as well—I mean what’s life without study snacks?—showing up with a full stash will eliminate last minute trips that only hinder studying productivity. Always remember, preparation is the key to being a successful student so plan ahead and be sure to include plenty of breaks. School is just around the corner! Check out these tips from Collegecandy.com for more back to school shopping must-haves!