Going Back to School

Back to School Advice for 2021

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Over the next few weeks, all students across Ireland will be returning to school. This is an anxious time for all, however, there are ways to reduce anxiety and stress when returning to school. In this guide, Going Back to School, we explore some of these methods.

1. Get Organised


Before going back to school, make sure that you are organised. Check your booklist to ensure that you have all of the relevant material you need for all the subjects you are studying. You will also require the stationery essentials, such as pens, pencils and a ruler.

Don’t leave it to the night before starting back to get organised. This will cause unnecessary stress. Also, make sure that you label everything with your name so it can be traced back to you if you lose it.

2. Get Prepared


Begin the new school year the right way. Take notes during class and prepare flashcards for revision. This will avoid you having to cram when it comes to exam time at Christmas.

Make sure you also complete all homework assigned to you by your teachers. This material is relevant to your exams and is therefore essential to complete.

3. Get a Study Space


A private study space is one of the key things in a Distinction student’s toolbox. A designated space will allow you to focus on your homework and study, without the distractions of other people.

In this space, you should have everything you need to be productive, including highlighters and to-do lists.

Check out our full article on The Perfect Study Space here.

4. Make a Revison Timetable


Having a revision timetable is essential. It will help you to stay consistent in your studies throughout the year. You can download your free revision timetables created by the examable team here.

5. Get Back Into a Routine


There a couple of other things that you can do to help make the transition to school easier. These include getting back into a healthy sleeping pattern a week before starting school, and eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Nobody wants to be late on their first day of school, so make sure you get up a little earlier every morning leading up to the first day back so the early start won’t be too much of a shock!

Thanks for Reading

Thank you for reading our advice on going back to school. If you’re studying for the Junior Cycle, check out our free notes and study aids here.

– The examable team

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