Amazing Kids! Magazine

Handy Survival Guide to School

By Akshaj Mehta, Sci-Tech Kids Editor


Learning never stops.  Now many of us may not like school, but just remember you are on a path to a good job to earn money to survive in the real world. School may be tough, and that’s where this article comes in handy—all the info about how to deal with homework, bullies, social life, and tests.


A lot of people dislike homework. We would be rather playing video games, watching TV, or eating food. Homework is not evil; it helps you to study at home.

Right after you come home from school, eat something that is healthy and nutritious to fuel you up for homework. Here is a list of “Brain Food” and food you shouldn’t eat before you do homework. Try eating fruit, drink some water, eat a granola bar, etc. Try to stay away from soda, extreme sugar foods, candy, chips. First take some deep breaths and think, “My homework will not go away. I am going to have to finish it.” Start by doing the hardest homework. Then eventually when you get tired, the homework gets easier and easier.


Everyone dislikes getting picked on and getting hurt emotionally or physically by a bully. These are the steps for what to do if someone is bullying you.

  1. If the problem is small, just ignore them. If you start to react (trust me, I have had experience), they will bully you even more. They want to be heard. If you ignore, they won’t get a reaction out of you and will eventually go away.
  2. If the problem gets bad, I suggest getting an adult involved. Tell a teacher, a counselor, or your parents. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from the adults. They are there to keep students safe.


Tests. I shudder every time my teacher says the word. The best ways to deal with tests are to study for them and get it over with. Here are some steps to study/get prepared for tests.

  1. If you are not able to fully understand the subject and a test is coming up, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher questions.
  2. Start studying at least 3-4 days before the test, so by the time the test comes, the content will be etched in your brain.
  3. Clear your mind before, so you won’t think of comics, video games, etc. This way, you can’t get distracted easily.
  4. Don’t be nervous for tests; have confidence that you will be able to pass.

Social Life

It is important to have an image of yourself and be social. But as soon as people get a taste of how fun being social is, they start to slip away from their academics. Do not let social life and social media apps distract you from doing your academics. Keep in mind that social life will get you a long way through life, but you have to manage it with what’s most important.


If you follow these steps, you should have a great time at school! You will be able to succeed and be a well-balanced student.

Credits: Ms. Missio, Np3 Middle School