Academic resolutions help students tune up their school habits and start the New Year off on the right foot. These nine academic resolutions help students put an end to the habits that can cause stress and can interfere with the learning process.
1- Rise and Shine. All students can use a little extra time in the morning. By setting alarm clocks 10 minutes earlier, students can reduce the morning rush and alleviate stress.
2- Tune Out. TV and computers are the biggest student distractions, especially when it comes to homework. Students needn’t give up the computer or become TV-free, however. By simply eliminating one half-hour of screen time, students have more time to focus on schoolwork.
3- Prepare at night. Students can check items off their to-do list by preparing for school the night before. Choose clothing, re-pack book bags, and prepare lunches at night to reduce the morning rush.
4- Get organized. Resolve to use an agenda. Agendas help students stay on track so that homework and assignments are not forgotten.
5- Stick to a schedule. Hang wall calendars in a visible spot and be sure to write down all school assignments, extra curricular activities, and social engagements.
6- Hit the sheets. A better night’s sleep ensures that students are less sluggish more mentally alert during the school day.
7- Hit the books. Extra curricular reading is one of the best-known ways for students to build vocabulary and develop strong language skills.
8- Eat right. Healthy eating habits keep the brain active all day long. Avoid sugary treats and too-heavy meals, which can cause an attention crash.
9- Get outside. Take in some fresh air, vitamin D, and get the blood pumping with some exercise. Exercise has been shown to increases circulation to the brain.