Tips to Finish the School Year Strong

By University of Waterloo Modified on March 28, 2022
Tags : Academics

The school year's coming to a close! Here's how you can make it to the end like a pro.

Tips to Finish the School Year Strong

Finding motivation and staying on track with schoolwork can be difficult. With the right tools and habits, you can successfully complete high school without feeling exhausted! Here are some tips to help you to stay on track with your studies and keep motivated for the rest of the school year.

Manage your time

Time management is the best way to stay motivated in school! Tools like Google Calendar, Microsoft To Do, or Notion are great for helping organize your life.

Google Calendar is a popular time management app used by students. It allows you to organize all your classes, events, deadlines, and extracurriculars. Using the different tools within the app, like setting up reminders, will help prevent missed deadlines, group meetings, appointments, and anything else that comes up!

Cheers to an organized life! To learn more about different tools available to help you stay organized, check out these six best time management apps for students.

Be proactive

It can be easy to fall behind with your schoolwork and start developing bad habits like studying at the last minute for tests. Being proactive can help you stay on track with your schoolwork and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Making good notes and flashcards right after class can help you stay on track with your learning and give you a head start when it comes time to study for tests.

Reviewing what you learned at school at the end of the day is helpful for ensuring you understand everything. This way you can identify any areas you may have questions about and ask your teacher the next day. Your teacher is sure to love your initiative!

Remind yourself about your goals

Lack of motivation happens to a lot of us. It's essential to keep in mind your goals and remember you're so close to the finish line — the end of the year is right around the corner!

One way to stay focused and not lose sight of what you want to achieve is to write down your goals and make a vision board. This can help you get in the right mindset to finish the year just as well as you started.

Take breaks

Feeling overwhelmed is common during this time of the year. Taking breaks and putting your mental health first can help. Try to allocate time for friends and family to make fun memories! High school is meant to be fun, not stressful.

Taking some time to yourself to have some quiet time is essential. School can be chaotic, and sometimes you just want to have your own personal time, which is totally okay! Requesting to take a short walk during class might help you to relax and clear your head. At home, you can try meditating to find some peace and regain focus to complete your schoolwork.

Hopefully these tips help you manage your time and prioritize your mental health. For more advice, check out our tips for looking after your mental health and our top management tips for students.

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