Welcome back to school, scholars!Hopefully, everyone feels settled with with teachers, classes, and homework. If you’re feeling dazed or confused, I’m here to help! Here are a few strategies to help you succeed for the rest of the first quarter.

Turn in Your Homework

Homework is an opportunity for you to practice what you’ve learned in class. It’s also a chance for you to gain knowledge by reading and answering questions. Homework is also a major part of your grade! When you turn in homework, you earn points toward your final grade. When you don’t turn in homework, zeros pull down your grade. If you want every point to count, turn in your homework!

Ask for Help

If you don’t understand a topic or if you need additional clarity, ask for help. Your teachers are here to help you. Teachers can provide help before school, after school, or during lunch. Teachers are willing to answer questions or provide additional insight on a topic.

Your school counselor is another great resource in the building. Counselors can help you with study and organizational skills. They can also help set and execute goals. Counselors can also teach you how to problem solve, communicate with teachers, and build relationships.

Make Time to Study

You should take at least one hour every day to read and review your notes. Your study time should include reviewing vocabulary, practicing your instrument, and reading for class. If you’re a middle or high school student, you may need more than one hour to study. The more you study now, the better you’ll do on test and quizzes later. Avoid cramming and study every day!

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