Succeeding in School

Successful students have many habits that help them do well at school. To find out if you are already practising some of the secrets of success, take the little quiz below.

You might like to also request some of the books listed at the bottom of this page:

PREPARING FOR WORK
1. I get enough sleep at night.
yes / sometimes / no
2. I eat a healthy breakfast.
yes / sometimes / no
3. I eat a healthy lunch.
yes / sometimes / no
4. I get at least 30 min. of exercise per day.
yes / sometimes / no
5. I have a regular time and place to read and work at home.
yes / sometimes / no

BEHAVIOUR
1. I show up for class on time.
yes / sometimes / no
2. I work well independently: work silently without disturbing others.
yes / sometimes / no
3. I work well with all other students: cheerfully work with all students in an assigned group.
yes / sometimes / no
4. I listen attentively in class: sit up without holding head in hands or slouching.
yes / sometimes / no
5. I participate in lessons: volunteer answers and respond to questions.
yes / sometimes / no

WORK HABITS
1. I complete assignments and hand them in on time.
yes / sometimes / no
2. I complete assignments neatly.
yes / sometimes / no
3. I keep my desk area and materials organized and tidy.
yes / sometimes / no

Here are some books that can help you do well at school. You may request them by sending a message using the box at the bottom of this page.
Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Scholastic, 1998.
Eberly, Sheryl. 365 Manners Kids Should Know. Three Rivers Press, 2001.
Forni, P.M. Choosing Civility: the Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002.
Naik, Anita. Beat Stress: the Exam Handbook. Crabtree, 2009.
Naik, Anita. Read the Signals: the Body Language Handbook. Crabtree, 2009.
Post, Peggy. Emily Post’s The Gift of Good Manners. Collins Living, 2005.
Zeman, Anne. Everything You Have to Know about World History Homework. Scholastic, 1995.
Zeman, Anne. Everything You Have to Know about Science Homework. Scholastic, 1994.

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