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Back to school tips, you need to know

Hello everyone,

I can’t believe that this is the second to last back to school post for 2018. How crazy fast did it go?? Anyway, I will be sharing with you 6 tips that you can take on to the next school year which will be very helpful.

Set a deadline before the actual deadline

Not only will it help you complete your homework or essay on time, it will motivate you to start your work as soon as possible and it will give you extra time to review your work and get extra marks.

Do five minutes of planning/to do list making

Planning makes you feel like you’ve got your life together. But, that is not the point! Now you have a plan you could follow and get rid of the hump of starting because you know what to get on with straight away. Click here for a useful post on how to find the perfect way for you to plan.

Break tasks into smaller tasks

Setting your tasks can be overwhelming because they are often vague. Create bullet points underneath each task and find specific ways that will help you complete the original task.


Decide how long it will take you to do your tasks

Spit your to-do list or plan into 3 sections. Each section could be 0-10 mins, 11mins – 1 hour, 1+ hours. Be realistic and put each task in there. Or next to each smaller task, put a realistic time on how long it will take you to do it. This is super helpful because it gives you an idea of how you’re utilising your time and see whether you need to spend more or less time on a subject.

Review everything you’ve learnt

Whether it be setting 20 minutes every day or 2 hours every week to check over everything you have learnt so your knowledge is consolidated. You could do this by creating revision material and using them after so you are actively engaging with the information you took on earlier.

Keep your work area clean

For many, this may seem unimportant. But, I think this is a huge part of procrastinating because when I look at my messy desk, I feel unmotivated and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the same for you. Once you have used your desk, put everything away and you’ll feel so much more productive.

Back to school tips you need to know

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So I hope this blog post was super useful to you all. Which tip was your favourite??

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  • Ellie Jones

    Najidaaaaaaa! Your so flipping good at studying! I honestly think these tips would be helpful for anybody studying at any level. Going to share this now on Twitter 🙂 .

    Ellie Xx

    September 15, 2018 at 9:51 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Aw, thank you Ellie! Glad you liked this post xxx

      September 15, 2018 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Hopeless wonderer

    List making is SO important!!! it helps free up so much space in that crazy brain filled with all the work that needs doing!

    August 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Elin

    These are such great tips Najida! I love the one about setting yourself an earlier deadline, it’s something I wish I did more of when I was at school. Sure this post will help out lots of people! Loved reading as always xx

    August 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm Reply
  • Lana

    Thank you so so much Najida!! These tips are definitely life-savers! Especially the first one about setting the deadline earlier xx

    August 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You’re welcome lovely! Glad this was helpful xx

      August 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Marissa

    These are so good and will deffo be helpful for me! I’m going into year 10 so things are starting to get serioussss. I’m so nervous for my GCSEs 😫😂x

    August 26, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad this was helpful! Don’t be nervous as I’m sure everything will be fine xx

      August 26, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Everything Eden

    Such great tips! Thanks so much for this post as it is so useful for me going into Year 11! Xx

    August 26, 2018 at 11:09 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You’re welcome lovely! So happy that this post was useful xx

      August 26, 2018 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Anna

    Amazing tips which will be so useful for when I go back to school! I’m definitely the sort of person who loaves to plan and without planning I feel so much more stressed. Great post as always! x
    A x |

    August 26, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you’ve liked the post! Honestly the same, haha. Thank you xx

      August 26, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Sophie

    Loved these tips Najida! They’re definitely going to be useful!

    Soph |

    August 26, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Glad you found these useful! Thank you for reading as always xx

      August 26, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Alice

    These are great tips! I wish I was back at school!xx

    August 26, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you! Hopefully these tips might come in handy still, haha xx

      August 26, 2018 at 10:59 am Reply

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