Step away from the stapler, put down the pink glitter pen and pay attention!
First of all, learn to count. Basic math skills are pretty much a necessity for doing a deposit, so learn them or ask a friend who has 'em to help you. Now, for that deposit slip. It's a legal, official business document, not your diary or a love note. Leave the scented, sparkly pastel pens at home and use only blue or black open, please. No pencil either, genius. Said slip has spots for cheques, Visa, US cash, Canadian Cash and Canadian Coin. Coins are those shiny metal disc things. The total of those shiny metal disc things goes in the spot marked "coins." Do not write in seperate spaces for twoonies & loonies, they are still coins. Do not scotch tape them together nor separate them into individual ziploc baggies. Under the coin total space is a space for the cash total. Add your bills to your coins and write this total in that sopt. Do not add cheques or gift certificates, these are not cash and do not belong in the cash total.
Fill out your totals, but if you deposit US cash and don't have a set exchange rate, leave the grand total blank so we can put in the correct amount. Where it says "rate"? That's for your exchange rate for foreign currency, do not write your deposit total in there.
Initial ONLY where it says "depositor initials"; leave the "teller initials" spot blank for the bank teller to fill in, plzkthx. By the way, your initials are the letters at the start of your first and last names, they are not your entire name all written out in loopy hand with a star as the dot on the "i".
If you screw up the deposit slip, rip it up and start a new one. They aren't THAT expensive.
Put the hard copy and the carbon copy marked "for bank use only" or "bank Copy" in the deposit bag with the cash and cheques and seal it. I don't want your till receipts or your debit transaction listing.
Next lesson -- how to seal deposit bags.