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Eight things to do to get back into the “groove of school”

1. Check on your classes
Ensure that all your classes are intact for the fall semester; if you’re on a waitlist, go ahead and check what number you are. If you need to go ahead and enroll in another, go ahead and do so, after all you only have so much time left.
2. Check your textbooks
If you are set on the classes you’re going to take, it’s time to start looking into the cost of textbooks; both to rent and purchase. Compare prices between online and in store and make a budget for yourself.
3. Necessities
Whether you live on campus or off, at the beginning of every school year there are some essential things that need to be bought besides books: laptops, tablets, staplers, post it’s, a printer or even a planner.
4. Start packing
This one is for students who will be living on campus. You only have a few weeks left until you make the move so it’s time to start packing the important stuff you will need to be comfortable in your new home. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to start.
5. Get out of vacation mode
Start reminding yourself that school starts back in just a few days. That will help you to get out of vacation mode and closer into school mode. Do things like Nos. 1 and 2 above to help you to get into this mode; not that you should forget about the wonderful vacation you just had but if you’re still thinking about it on Aug. 18, then you’re probably doomed to get into the study mode you’ll need.
6. Get to know your schedule
For working students your schedule is the most important thing. Ensure that you have enough time for school, work, study and play. You know the saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
7. Social media
Now is the time to start making less use of social media. Social media is one of the greatest distractions and it being easily accessible makes it even harder to stay away. So put away the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; it is only for a few months.
8. Invest in relaxation
Early morning runs, yoga and Pilates are just two of the ways in which you can find relaxation and when the pressure of the semester hits you. Working out will help your body in more ways than one.

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