First Week of School Checklist


Use this list to begin each new quarter



Before the quarter begins or as soon as you get your books, complete a Textbook and Chapter Survey Sheet for each.


Attend each class regularly from the first day. Be early to each class the first week to reserve a seat up front.


Read each course syllabus carefully, ask questions, and fill out a Course Chart for each of your classes.


Print out a quarter calendar and label it with due dates of major assignments and tests.


Read again the Reading Speed and Comprehension handout.


Read again The Curve of Forgetting handout.


Buy at least 100 blank three-by-five cards.


Buy an inexpensive USB thumb drive.


Consider the advantages of keeping materials for all your courses in one three-ring binder with section dividers.


Before each quiz or test, review the test-taking hints.