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10 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Academic Year

With August’s Back To School Series on Students Toolbox, we are going to present to you a bunch of posts that are going to be very helpful. To start off, here are 10 things that you can, and probably should do (or at least think about) before starting a new school year to get yourself prepared for it.

1. Tidy you books and notes from the previous semester, and Make Your Study Space Clean and Organized.

  • you may use somestorage boxes to keep them. I put the storage boxes under my bed and in the closet.
  • you can also just scan them or take pictures of your work/essays and exams
  • If you don’t have a study space, or you want to recreate one, you should start now.

2. Start your planner, and create your class schedule.

  • You can also use the daily and weekly printables we have here, which are specifically designed for students. 
  • Create your own scheme. It can be color-coding, or it can be different symbols. 
  • Make your planner suitable and accostumed to your own needs.
  • If you are still at the stage of planning your classes, and struggling on how to prioritise your classes, you may want to read this article on Tips for Choosing Your Classes and Arranging Your Schedule.

3. Contact your advisers and professors.

  • Send an email to your academic advisory or professor (if you know who is teaching your courses). It is always good to leave a good impression.

4. Check if you have all your school supplies, and build your own organisation plan.

  • You should think about 
    • how you would take notes in class, 
    • what notebook you should use for each class, 
    • how to store your papers and more 

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Ever wondered what’s in my backpack? Well now you can find out! Thank you to everyone who requested this video; it was a blast to film. I hope you guys enjoy going through my backpack and it gets you excited to be going back to school soon! Don’t forget to like and subscribe! (Also has closed captioning for anyone who wants it.)

P.S. Also check out my new vlog channel where I’ll be uploading vlogs of my time at college :) 

What Each MBTI Type is Doing Before Start of School

ENTJ: Crying and excited to slay. Also to keep slaying in the future

INTJ: Crying and excited for school in general, prob planning future out as I write this. Bought more than half supplies in July (assuming they start in September)

ENFJ: Crying and cannot wait for all the school events, also crazy memories to make

INFJ: Crying and hoping not to do stuff that make them hate everyone including themselves

ENTP: Crying and running around with back to school DIY ideas in both hands while screaming like a banshee

INTP: Crying and looking up scholarships, plus figuring out why they are slowly dying whilst practically living in their rooms in the past few months

ENFP: Crying and excited to meet their squad, after a lonely summer so they can do epic stuff

INFP: Crying and still crying on the inside while sitting with sunglasses on their porch with cold food/drink at their side

ESTJ: Crying and preparing themselves for school also they have their life together

ISTJ: Crying and so ready to have to school load thrown at them

ESTP: Crying and getting their bod and or mind ready for school…or at least their room…ORGANIZATION

ISTP: Crying and still sitting in their room not doing much anything different than what they did during last school year

ESFJ: Crying and wanting to join tons of clubs or volunteer…you know to socialize but to also get the POST SECONDARY RESUME ON POINT

ISFJ: Crying and stressing about something…ALWAYS

ESFP: Crying and finally get to roam free in the social life, tons of awesome back to school stuff making them appear like gods and goddesses

ISFP: Crying and not ready, wants to become one with their bed, or runaway

*this is just a joke post, hope your summers are going good…or good luck if school is already in your life*

Back to school 2016 vids!

I found some really (REALLY) cool b2s videos on youtube. Since most of y’all will be goin back to school/college sometime soon (where did the summer go, right?!) I thought I’d share some of the best ones I found with you. Hope you can get some inspiration from these. Also, subscribe to these awesome channels if you like ;) 

ToThe9′s (10 outfits!!) - on tumblr: wearetothe9s

Kailee McKenzie - on tumblr: kaileemckenzie

Karen O  

Vagabond Youth - on tumblr: vagabondyouth