Junior school results are just about to be released and you might probably pass and excited about going to senior secondary. This is going to be a wonderful time, with students filled with a wide range of emotions, expectations, and plans. Senior secondary is a time spent reflecting back on all those years in the classroom while looking ahead to new adventures of work or college. Senior year is also about making plans and decisions, and that’s where this article can help you.
1. It’s Never Too Early To Start Preparing.
The earlier you get planning and preparing appropriately, the easier the process as a whole is going to go for you! You want to save yourself aggravation now, but that’s going to just store up plenty more stress for you down the road. Why make your senior year any tougher than necessary?
2. Don’t Neglect Your Actual Schoolwork.
It can be really tempting to let some things fall by the wayside, particularly if you don’t feel they’re important. Prioritization is important, but it’s also pretty important that you don’t just neglect your schoolwork. Not only do colleges and universities still look at your grades and work throughout your senior year, but it’s important for you, too.
3. Have A Teacher Who Knows You Beyond The Classroom.
You will have to consider which teacher is going to write your recommendation. If someone is going to speak on your behalf, make sure that they are going to fight for you to the death. “Hardworking” and “good input” is not going to make you stand out from 20,000 other applicants.
4. Purchase A Calendar.
You will have multiple long-term projects during your senior school. Early in your senior school, buy a large wall-mounted, multi-month calendar. Mark important academic and extracurricular dates. Any calendar is superior to no calendar, but viewing multiple months at once can help you see how time is passing. With a typical month-to-month calendar, it is all too easy to forget important dates that are several weeks away.
5. Break Large Projects Into Components.
You may be understandably intimidated by the scope of your senior year projects. How will you ever learn everything that you will need to know? How will you manage to write multiple personal statements, each insightful and unique?Simple! Break each large project into smaller pieces.
6. Avoid Senioritis And The Senior Slump.
There’s a common misconception that once you’ve made it to your senior school, that grades don’t matter. Be forewarned, though, that if you let your grades slip anytime during the year, colleges have the right to ask you to document and explain why your current grades have dropped below previous years. Continue to take pride in your grades and continue to attempt your best
7. Avoid Over Committing.
Once you realize just how important your senior school is, you may be tempted to participate in as many activities and events as possible. Do your best to avoid this resume-boosting temptation. Instead, remember that it is much more impressive to do one or two things well, rather than five or six adequately.
8. Seek Help!
From anywhere you can get it! It’s just plain a good idea to talk out your plans and the problems in your way with your parents, your guidance counselor, your teachers, and anybody else who might be able or willing to provide you with good and useful advice. You don’t have to climb this mountain all on your own, and that help can make all the difference in the struggle.
9. Finalize College Plans.
The start of your senior school might as well be the time to finalize the list of colleges and universities that seem best suited for your needs. You’ll want to spend time with your family, friends, and guidance counselor in paring down or developing your list of the best schools for you in terms of the criteria you deem most important
10. Don’t Forget To Live!
This is your senior high school! Who wants their senior year to be entirely taken up with work and study and college preparation? If you plan right , you should be able to make enough time to actually just live. Hang out with your friends! Relax! Continue doing the fun things that you enjoy!