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Five Things You Can Do to Get Ready for Next Semester

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideAugust 21, 2012

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If you've walked into a store or picked up an ad circular lately, you've probably noticed that back to school preparations are in full swing. Whether you have been dreading the end of summer or looking forward to starting a new term, now is the time to get back into an academic frame of mind.

Getting ready to go back to school involves much more than stocking up on pens, paper and various dorm room essentials. In order to get off to a good start, it is important to have good study techniques, get plenty of rest and avoid poor health habits that can be detrimental to both your mind and body.

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Here are just things that you can do now to start preparing for the return of school this fall.

1. Establish a Good Sleep Schedule

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most teens and adults need between seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Grace Fleming, black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Homework/Study Tips offers some great advice in this article on what you can do to avoid sleep deprivation.

2. Learn to Cope With Stress

Assignments, tests and other deadlines can be stressful, which can eventually hurt both your health and your grades. Learn how to manage your stress levels with some of these great stress reduction tips from black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Stress Management, Elizabeth Scott.

  • How to Cope With Back to School Stress

3. Boost Your Memory

Learning a few simple memory skills can make studying for exams much easier and more effective. Check out some of these top ten memory improvement tips to get started.

4. Focus on Good Study Skills

Each class has its own unique set of challenges, but making a few simple changes to your normal study routine can improve your grades and information retention in all of your academic endeavors. Check out some of these psychology study tips to help get off to a great start this term.

5. Practice Healthy Eating Habits

Stop eating junk foods and start incorporating healthy choices into your daily diet in order to ensure that you have the right nutrition for a health body and mind. black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Nutrition, Shereen Jegtvig, has some great ideas on how you can take small steps towards a healthier diet.

  • How Healthy Is Your Diet?

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