ORGANIZE: pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, binders, loose-leaf paper, highlighters, spare lead if you use a mechanical pencil, etc. Most of the time your teachers will give you a list of supplies needed at the start of the year, but bring a few things like a pencil and some paper for the first day if you're not sure exactly what to bring. Also, a binder with a pocket is awesome.
Make sure that you have pockets or sections in a binder for everything you have. If your teacher wants you to have a section for each part of class, make sure that you have the space for the separate things.Tip: Buy a folder that has many pockets and have 1-2 sections of it for each subject.Clean out your folders every month. Often homerooms will set aside a homework or study hall time, and you can clean out your binder during this time. Recycle anything you have tested on or covered already. Often (especially in middle school) the topics in a class will last only a week or two. Unless the teacher specifies to keep a worksheet, copy the information into your notebook and then recycle the worksheet. This way, if you happen to drop a notebook, papers don't fly all over
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Test Taking: Be comfortable but alert.
Choose a comfortable location with space enough that you need
Don't slouch; maintain good posture.
Stay relaxed and confident. Keep a good attitude and remind yourself that you are going to do your best.If you find yourself panicking, take a few deep breaths Don't talk to other students right before: stress can be contagious.
Read directions carefully!and avoid careless errors.If there is time, quickly look through the test for an overview.Scan for keywords. If permitted, jot any notes that come to mind.