HOW TO SURVIVE SCHOOL!

 (and maybe have a little fun)

 

We focus on what teenagers and students worry about, and keep it real….

How to make school less work

How to make school less work

Yeah, that is the holy grail. Here are some ideas that might help you, but please add your own at the bottom! Of course, everyone is different so it is not possible to be definitive. The basic principle is that, to reduce your workload, you have to focus clearly where...

How to make school less work

How to Manage Revision Notes

Revision notes are vital to the success of your exams, they summarize everything you’ve studied and will contain everything you need in order to pass each test, so it’s important that you find a way to organize them. By adopting a few strategies, you will have all the...

How to organise Yourself at School

How to organise Yourself at School

Do you know the feeling that you are always worried you are going to forget about a piece of homework or a test. That source of stress will wear you down over time, and the way to deal with it is organisation. The key to successful schooling is organization, and there...

How do colleges look at your GPA

How do colleges look at your GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is one of the major things that schools look at when reviewing applications for admission. There seem to be different opinions on which ranks as the most important, but in general I get the sense from the research that your general GPA...

How to use the Internet for study

How to use the Internet for study

There are many ways how to use the internet for study. Here are some ideas I came up with from doing some basic research, but I am sure there is a lot more and so please leave me a comment Sample websites and videos for difficult topics When I am stuck on homework, it...

A shortcut to taking good notes in class

A shortcut to taking good notes in class

The work you do in class can save you work you need to do at home. So I reckon you should try to get as much as possible done in class! Taking good notes in class is one of those areas… Taking good notes in class is a skill which will see you through your school and...

Best free websites for math

Best free websites for math

Math is one of those topics where it helps to get some support. Here are some ideas and reference websites that I have checked out as the best free websites for math support. Search in Google If you struggle with a specific topic, I find it is best to do a search in...

Why I struggle with math

Why I struggle with math

Few subjects are more polarizing than math and many kids struggle with math . The world seems to be divided into those who get it and those who don’t. And if you ask kids why they are not good at math, the answer invariably is that they “just don’t like it”. After...

How to make school less work

How to pass exams

One of the main flaws of the education system is that it is too exam and test based. But I figure you should see this as an opportunity, rather than a problem. Nail your exams and tests…. and worry less about the rest!

How to survive school-Why does he not like me?

Why does he not like me ? Chances are that you are asking Why Does He Not Like Me about a specific boy. Unless that boy is me, or one of my closest friends, I am going to have a difficult time to answer a specific question like that. But I can give some general...

Possible signs of teenage depression

Possible signs of teenage depression

Possible signs of teenage depression I am not experienced in possible signs of teenage depression. So I asked trained psychologist O.A. who suffered from teenage depression to write an overview of from a personal and from a professional point of view. She focuses on...

What do teenagers and students worry about?

What do teenagers and students worry about?

For how to survive school, it is important to investigate what teenagers and students worry about. I know what I worry about of course, but this is not about me. I reviewed 20 online research papers. Here is is my conclusion of the key worries in order of decreasing...

How to get rid of  body odor

How to get rid of body odor

To my own frustration, I have discovered that I can suffer from body odor in certain situations. I have become better at recognising the situations when there is a risk, and get rid of body odor. Painfully I have to admit that I have only picked up on this after a few...

How to survive as an introvert at school

How to survive as an introvert at school

I am an introvert. From my personal experience, this is how to survive as an introvert at school... What does it mean to be an introvert? I checked the definition. It means shy person. But what does that mean? So I dug around some more for something more practical....

Helplines for teens with stress and anxiety

Helplines for teens with stress and anxiety

Helplines for teens with stress and anxiety Here are some helplines for teens with stress. So they may help you in case of a high stress level. These services are offered by government or non-for-profit organizations. And they are staffed by trained people with...

What do teenagers and students worry about?

Dealing with stress at school

Dealing with stress at school There are many circumstances that lead to stress, which can seem overwhelming, but here are some practical approaches to dealing with stress at school: Do NOT suffer alone! Talk to someone Set your own expectations Please do not ignore...

What to do about spots and acne

It’s one of life’s cruel jokes – just when your appearance is really starting to matter, along come the spots to mess things up. What to do about spots and acne? No matter how much people try and tell you spots don’t matter, they do, at least to the person who has...

How to deal with cyberbullying

How to deal with cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a modern curse. There’s only one thing more cowardly than a bully, and that’s one who hides behind a keyboard. Here are some tips on how to deal with cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can cause untold upset and pain to the recipient, but on the plus side...

How to deal with pushy parents

How to deal with pushy parents

Do you have pushy parents? Actually, as much as parents think they know best, this isn’t always the case. Here are some ideas on how to deal with pushy parents What is generally true is that parents want the best for their kids, but their idea of what’s best doesn’t...

Our reason to choose homeschooling – a guest article

Our reason to choose homeschooling – a guest article

This article was written by Ailish Delaney who was a daughter in homeschooling. Ailish kindly agreed to share her reason for homeschooling her daughter on howtosurviveschool.com. Thank you! Our reason for homeschooling I took the decision to withdraw my daughter from...

The best backpacks are functional but cool

When you are shopping for schoolbags you have to think about a surprising number of things: It needs to look reasonably cool It needs to be durable, but not too heavy It needs to be compact but sit comfortably on your back, even when packed It needs to be made from...

How to keep passwords safe

How to keep passwords safe

How to keep passwords safe is becomingly increasingly important. If you are like me, the numbers of passwords you need to keep safe are building up. So far, I manage to remember them all, but I looked into different ways how to keep passwords safe. I know the number...

Am I a bully?

Am I a bully?

Am I a bully? Do you believe that the bullying kid is the tough kid who is physically threatening and pushing everyone around? Think again…. It could be pretty girl, the quiet kid, the joker, or YOU? …. The simple fact is that there are many more kids who are bullied...

How to get into programming

How to get into programming

To get into programming, there are quite a few great development platforms to attract the interest of young people in a playful way. These platforms allow an immediate visualization and come with a lot of samples on the Internet.Here are some of the best examples how...

How to learn to type… and why…

How to learn to type… and why…

  Chances are that you already spend quite a few hours a day in front of a keyboard, but did not bother how to learn to type properly. And you have developed amazing 2 finger skills that mean you can type much faster than you can write. So why bother to learn how...

Useful apps for students

Useful apps for students

Here is a list of useful apps for students and teenagers. It is just a starting point, and I would appreciate if you could add any apps for students in the comments, and we will add them to our list. APP DESCRIPTION ACT Test The ACT (American College Testing) is a...

So what is the happiest time of your life… really?

So what is the happiest time of your life… really?

An investigation into the happiest time of our lives My father regularly tells me that "school is the happiest time of your life". I am surprised he thinks it is motivational to tell me that. If he told me  that "life is all downhill from here”, it would sound more...

Why I hate school, and why I like it

Why I hate school, and why I like it

I can add differing degrees of value to the topic I research. On the question of why I hate school (and like it) I can add more value :o). I did some research and here are the statistical top reasons for hating school: To interpret the results: Homework was mentioned...