College and High School Surviving Tips

HOW TO SURVIVE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

FRESHMAN

    • Get to know your school map so you’re on time
    • Get everything you need for class
    • Respect everyone in school
    • Enjoy the first year and keep empowering yourself
    • Prepare for only TWO regents (Usually)

SOPHOMORE

    • Don’t save everything at the last minute
    • Take the PSAT
    • Be on time
    • Prepare for more essays and assignments
    • Prepare for the Regents from Freshman year and Sophmore year Global Studies

JUNIOR

    • AP classes are coming
    • Join in some extracurricular activities/volunteer/sports teams to show responsibility to Colleges
    • Regents and SATs
    • Maintain contact with teachers as you will need them for recommendation letters later on

SENIOR

  • Keep contact with your friends
  • Put your own interest first when choosing colleges
  • Keep revising your personal essay
  • Register SAT test if you need to retake
  • Apply for Financial Aid and have clear college lists
  • Ask for recommendations

HOW TO SURVIVE IN COLLEGE?

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • First, get to know your professors (there are Office Hours), it’s important to build the relationship with the profession for future years, to get better recommendations and advice, advantageous connections on your campus and community.  Second, don’t always stay in your dorm, leave your room and find some good food to enjoy and explore some quiet places to study. Third, get involved in clubs and extracurricular activities to relax and gain more life experiences, you may fall in love with some club like fencing club, but don’t play/party too hard.

SOPHOMORE

  • Enter to the second year of college, although you might have lots of assignment–Don’t do all of your reading assignment because that would spend a lot of your time. Also, value quality over quantity, don’t rush to finish but ignore the quality of work! Lastly, don’t forget to investigate a good headphone for yourself, because rainy mood + classic music = perfect study sounds.  

JUNIOR

  • It is important to learn how to manage stress. Make sure to sometimes take yourself out in order to relax mentally and physically. Secondly, try to find internships and job opportunities related to your major career to test the water first. Lastly, take responsibility for your actions. Keep in mind that you are a person who will enter the society soon, don’t be afraid to make mistakes as long as you take responsibility and fix them.

SENIOR

  • When it comes to senior year of college, keeping in mind that networking is very important to either social life or future career because the people you meet in college can help you out in the future. The second tip is don’t compare yourself to others. Peer pressure is common in college, sometimes it gives you motivation of work, but it can cause people to lose confidence and question themselves frequently. That could lead to depression.
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