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Back-to-school survival guide

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We know, we know … the title of this article is giving you the same feeling you get when you hear the Carte Blanche theme music on a Sunday night. But, if you prepare well enough, getting an education that many, many, many people around the world would kill for (yes, be grateful), doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom!

Here is your go-to guide to survive another year of school:

  1. Dress to impress, not depress!
    Yes, I know that you wear a uniform, but going to school looking neat and tiny will in turn make you feel confident and in control of yourself and your surroundings.

  2. Don’t you dare stop at the procrastination station!
    Procrastination is your biggest enemy! But, how  do you avoid this big bad wolf? By creating a schedule and actually sticking to it. Before you ask, yes, one more episode of Friends will hurt!

  3. Make a buddy that is a year older than you!
    Why? To get the low down on the teachers, the do’s and don’ts and some perspective from someone who has been through it all. Think of it as getting your own Yoda!

  4. There is never a good reason to skip class!
    We all have those days ─ going to class and hearing that boy next to you chew gum like a cow is the last thing that you want to do. BUT you never know when you’re going to miss something important. Trying to play catchup is far harder than getting your grandmother to stop sending you Framville requests.

  5. Just be on time!
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T is important, especially when the teacher of the class you’re early for is the one who could be writing you a uni recommendation one day or giving you an extension on that essay you’re having a hard time finishing. Think long term, bae!

  6. Be wise with your cha-ching!
    It’s all about budgeting, and no … being smart with your money is not a worry just for adults. Spend your moola wisely, buy the things that you really want and save the rest for your future. And, who says that a holiday with your BFFs isn’t your future?
  7. Challenge yourself!
    Everything worthwhile requires effort. The harder you try, work and push yourself, the more you will get out of it. Never go for the easy A ─ you are so much more capable that. Besides that, the most important person that you need to impress is yourself. It’s all about self-love, baby!


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