Back-to-School Tips for Students of All Ages

young studentHeading back to school can be stressful regardless of your age. College students and middle schoolers alike share a range of experiences, from jitters and nervousness to finding the right supplies. That’s why we at Bates Nissan have written this guide of back-to-school tips.

While many students are nervous heading back to school, one way to lower anxiety levels is to stay prepared. According to the Huffington Post, even if you’ve already started the school year, it’s not too late to stock up on pencils, paper, binders, and more. For college and high school students who know they’ll have research papers due at the end of the semester, it can also help to start your research and writing now.

Get involved. Joining a sports team, club, or other extracurricular is a great way to participate in the school community and culture. Not only will you feel more engaged, but getting involved also tends to give you a leg up when it comes to making connections in the future (this is especially relevant for college students who understand how to network).

Finally, create goals. Earn that varsity letter, get better grades, or learn a new skill—these are all realistic goals for students of all ages. It sounds simple, but you’re considerably more likely to excel when you have clear goals for each semester or quarter.

School is never easy, but with these tips, you’ll be better prepared to tackle the task at hand. Stay prepared, get involved, and create goals to truly succeed during the school year.

2014 Versa Note Takes Top Spot on KBB List

As back to school very quickly approaches, or has already begun, we wanted to find the best cars for your students, and luckily we got a little help from Kelley Blue Book!

2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note takes first place in KBB’s Top 10 Best Back-to-School Cars

KBB named their top 10 picks, and among these were the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus, but coming in first place, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note!

This five-door hatchback starts under $15,000 and can get up to 40 mpg, so why wouldn’t you consider this amazing car for your student as the school year begins? On average, consumers give this vehicle a 7.6 out of 10 rating saying you get “a surprising amount of passenger room and a comfortable ride” in a car that won’t break the bank. Offered in three trims, the Versa Note can be personalized for anyone.

This spacious hatchback offers students and parents peace of mind with a high safety rating and different technology packages, including Bluetooth and steering-wheel-mounted audio and phone controls.

Come check out our stock of 2014 Nissan Versa Notes today and get your student into one of the best cars on the road today!