Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Advice for High School Juniors

Advice for High School Juniors

(1) Stay Focused

With college very close on your horizon it is important to stay focused and determined to make good grades! Junior year is the last year grade wise colleges look out during the admission process so it is important to continue doing well! Junior year is said to be the most challenging academically so keep on trucking through and you will be fine!

(2) Don't Procrastinate

With junior year being the hardest year academically, it is extremely important that you do not procrastinate considering the amount of work you will have to do! Get your work done when it is assigned so that you can get ahead or have more time for yourself later on. The best way for me to avoid procrastination is by turning off my phone and limiting my computer access by using the computer app called Self Control.

(3) Prepare for Standardized Tests EARLY

If I could change one thing junior year it would be when I started taking prep courses and preparing for the ACT and the SAT. I recommend you begin taking the ACT and SAT spring of your Junior year but begin doing practice tests and taking classes prior to that!

(4) Begin Seriously Looking at Colleges

Spring of your Junior year is an awesome time to take a trip to tour colleges that interest you. Tours are great because they allow you to get a feel for the campus and lifestyle of the students. You can determine the sizes and locations that you like!

(5) Continue with Leadership Roles

By junior year you should begin taking on leadership roles such as vice president that show your commitment and involvement in different activities. Don't overwhelm yourself with leadership positions but instead take on roles in activities you truly enjoy.

(6) Get to Know Your College Counselor

I have talked about my college counselor before and she is the greatest ever. College Counselors know what they are doing and want to get you into the college of your dreams as much as you do! Be sure to talk with them often because you never know when they may suggest the school that is your perfect fit.

(7) Have Some Fun

Socially, Junior year is a blast. All of your friends can drive and you feel more free than you did sophomore year so be sure to take some study breaks and enjoy yourself because that is the only way you will make it through the stressful times!

I hope these tips are useful and I will have a Senior Tip post in the near future!
Check out my Freshman Year Tips as well as my Sophomore Year Tips posts!

Don't forget that all this week I will have 2 posts up per day! Content based posts will be up at 9 AM and fun product and shop posts will be up at 6 PM!



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