My main pieces of advice for all those students starting their senior year of high school this fall. Of course, these won’t all apply to everyone, but take what you want from it. Here’s some advice from someone who just graduated.
By the time you get to senior year you either have 3 close friends. or you’ll be friends with everyone. Either way, cherish them all.
Do not slack off. If you do, at least wait until the second semester.
Take easy classes. Unless you don’t mind lower grades in hard classes due to senioritis then I suggest you keep your senior schedule pretty simple.
Take off periods. You will LOVE them. You will be surprised with how much longer your days feel.
Definitely start driving to school, or carpooling with someone who does.
Go to the football games. Even if your team sucks. They’re just good experiences.
Actually, go to as many school events as possible. Senior year was my first time going to volleyball games, or the dance shows. This is your last chance to experience them.
You do not need to go off campus for lunch everyday. You do not want to earn your freshmen fifteen as a senior.
Your senior year group of friends will be the group of friends that you wish you’d had all throughout high school.
You will meet new people, and become friends and wish that you met them sooner. Because some of them will be juniors and you probably won’t see them for a very long time.
Start applying to colleges as early as you can. Preferably once you start senior year, or the summer before.
If you haven’t already taken your SAT/ACT you definitely need to get started on that your first semester.
Go to prom if you can. It won’t be the BEST night of your life, but it’s a good one.
Start thinking about what you want to major in. This is definitely subject to change, but you’re going to want to know a couple options once you start applying to colleges.
Once you do accept your offer for a college, and it becomes definite, high school becomes so much harder to get through because you just want to leave.
You’re going to be waiting for graduation THE WHOLE YEAR.
If you’re in a relationship and are going your separate ways after graduating now would be a good time to either end it, or figure out ways to be long distance.
Long distance very rarely works.
At prom, it is a very good idea to invest in some comfortable shoes.
Take lots of pictures.
Go on college visits to as many colleges as you can.
Save your absences for the last weeks of school because that’s when you are REALLY not going to want to go.
Be one good terms with some of your teachers, because you’re going to want letters of recommendation.
If you want to take pictures with your friends after graduation, be ready to pick a place to meet up beforehand because it will be very hard to find them afterwards.
Do your homework. Please.
Stop talking to the people that you realize you’re only nice to because you have classes with them.
Now is just not a good time to develop a crush.
AP tests are suddenly very hard to study for considering that you’ve been taking it easy all year.
Your SAT score does not define you and getting a bad one is not the end of the world.
However, do as well as you can because colleges often give assured scholarships to students who meet certain SAT/ACT scores.
Your GPA is either going to drop, or raise A LOT.
GPA doesn’t really matter at this point though. Junior year grades matter the most.
Spend a lot of time with your family. You’ll be off to college before you know it.
High school parties are honestly overhyped.
Now would be a good time to acquire a taste for coffee.
If you oversleep, I honestly recommend just staying home that day unless you have a test.
T-shirts will become your clothing of choice.
If you love makeup, like me, by the last 2 months of school you just won’t have the energy to wake up 20 minutes earlier to apply it. So learn to be okay with how you look without makeup.
Please eat breakfast.
No one cares if you eat in the cafeteria.
The freshman look SO tiny and it makes you wonder if you looked that small 3 years ago.
Go to all the pep rallies.
Have fun during spirit week. Some colleges don’t have them, so take advantage of it now.
It is totally okay to not have a date for prom.
One of the happiest moments you will have all year is being able to walk across the stage. Also, one of the shortest.
Despite what everyone says, there is a very good chance that you WON’T cry at graduation.
The senior year teachers are always the best.
Be nice to the freshman.
Be nice to any underclassmen actually.
But also, take pride in being a senior. This is your last year. Own it.
hellooo rising seniors!! so junior year just ended (hope we all finished strong) so senior year first semester (i’ve heard) is going to be super busy and it’s best to start work earlier. so here are my tips / what i’ve been doing
have a college list in mind
i think it’d be best to consolidate a list before school starts
read the common app essay questions
register for your common app account
read some books!! this isn’t a must to do but some college apps ask for your favorite books so it’d be good to read some more
brainstorm some memorable moments in your life that may have changed your prespective etc
it would be good to mind-dump all of these ideas before the school year starts to make the writing portion of college apps to be easier
IF you will have standardized tests to take (if you got caught in that June 2016 ACT Cancellation in South Korea / Hong Kong - i feel you, it sucks) keep studying/reviewing - look at this cancellation as a way to just keep on improving!
RELAX! best tip here - honestly before this school year starts take a break
My old school was pretty bad because we’d all get surprise drug searches in our classes. (Mind you this is a JUNIOR highschool) 7-9 grade. We used to be assigned hallway lockers based off of our 4th period classes. My friend at the time, had a locker right under mine. The police were called because someone said some kid was selling weed. As the police were searching the halls and classes, they soon went to our locker section. Our class was pulled out to the hallway to be sniffed at the same time they were doing our lickers. One of the dogs went baLLISTIC at my friend’s locker. Immediately she started bawling and the policeman pulled out her bag and tore it open to start searching each pocket. I elbowed her to make her shut up and I asked her why she had weed. She started screeching at me saying I “planted it in her bag”. I guess the cop heard us so they pulled out my bag too. The dog still will not shut the fuck up. It started to paw at the front of my friends bag so the policeman opened it up. It was a pack of FuCKinG OREOS! The cop starts to lose his shit so of course we were all confused. He simply walked up to my friend and asked if he can have one. She threw the whole package at him “here TAKE YOUR DRUG COOKIES” He opened the package and gave one to the dog. Supposedly they give Oreos to the dogs if they found drugs. Later on they busted a custodial worker for having them and selling them to seventh graders. I thought I should have shared my public school experience.
hello! my name is Ora (short for Theodora) and i’m so excited to be joining the studyblr community! i’ve been lurking for about a couple of months and i’m absolutely in love with all of the wonderful people here :)
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i speak english fluently, but I’m learning french, spanish, italian, german, portuguese, japanese, and korean. ★
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hey guys! just wanna let u guys know that i am in my 3rd year of High School! and today i went to school and got home around 5:25pm? i think? i can’t remember… i’m too goddamn tired to remember anyways
BUT, yea.. since u all are most likely new here, and some of you have stayed longer but still don’t know the case, is that my school is a mother fuckin’ strict ass military base like, i’ve ever been into in my LIFE.not to mention that every senior in whatever grade(elementary,junior high, etc) u are going to face a lot of try outs exams to be able to make it out ALIVE in the final ‘national exam’.its a thing here in my country(indonesia) so chances of me posting art nowadays is gone from 50% to 30-20%.
me in this is year, is gonna be like a fuckin’ wet shirt that u r trying to drained the shit out of… so! that being said, i am truly sorry if i won’t be able to give u art or content as much as i would like for the next 4-5 month! thank you all so much for reading and thank you for all the love and support, i truly am grateful and best of luck to all of you out there and have fun!
busy meg is gon’ slup now, love you nerds peace!!!
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