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Get into the back-to-school spirit with paid online surveys
Back to school is right around the corner, and students gearing up for grade school and higher education alike are counting down those few precious days of summer while they trickle away. Whether you're looking forward to that first day of class or dreading the first time homework is assigned, it might be a good idea to ease into the transition a bit.
So, how can paid surveys help you get into that classroom mentality and make switching back into study mode a snap?
Get your brain in gear
Summer is a great time for relaxing the body and the mind. You probably have steered clear of the library and traded that space for the beach. There's no shame in that! However, that change of pace likely hasn't helped your critical thinking skills. When your biggest decision of the day is whether to watch TV or lay out in the sun, it's hard to say you've been keeping your brain in shape.
Luckily, online surveys can help bridge the gap between that play time and your inevitable work time. For starters, the surveys you receive will encourage you to take an honest look at various subjects. Everything from a popular product to a new movie to a political subject could come up, and you'll be charged with formulating an honest and sincere opinion about the subject.
That alone will encourage you think critically develop a well-informed opinion, even if the subject matter doesn't revolve around summer reading material.
Build up that bank account
And also unlike summer reading, you'll be getting paid for your efforts, and that extra cash will go a long way in helping you with two things.
First, back-to-school shopping is serious business. The National Retail Federation noted that students and families with students in grades K-12 plan to spend around $630 on back-to-school shopping across the country. Meanwhile, college-bound students and their families intend to spend just shy of $900 on average for back-to-school shopping. That's a lot of notebooks and clothes. You'll want to build up that bankroll to help pay for it all.
Moreover, you could probably use a little spending money for when you want to hang out with those friends you haven't seen for last few months.
Second, most students have the free time to work a job while school isn't in session. That's all bound to change once classes start back up again. Whether you'll have to cut back on the hours or leave work altogether, you probably won't be raking in pay checks the same way you do now. Fortunately, you can try taking surveys for money to bolster your billfold.
Get your schedule in check
It helps to give your day a little structure, too. Between class, homework, sports, extracurricular activities and (hopefully) a social life, it's hard to juggle the student lifestyle. It's even trickier when you're a college student.
Mixing online surveys into your day is your first step to getting back into a routine. Who knows? Maybe you'll even find the motivation to get a planner and start laying out your school plans now. Just remember to make some room for your new online hobby.
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