Hey upcoming Freshmen! Need advice about High School or college.
1: Avoid fights and gang related people.
2: You have to study for tests. This is a big one study especially if you’re taking AP and advanced classes.
3: If the school permits it bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated.
4: Give a good impression to your teacher the first day. Good impressions make lasting impressions.
5: Independent people you will be forced to work with people. Just divide the task among the group. For example:
Person 1: You can draw right?
Person 2: Yes but my hand writing isn’t too good.
Person 1: I’ll write and you’ll draw.
6: Learn to manage your time. You will be given more homework than what you go in middle/ elementary school. Make little time slots for your work. Especially if its a long term assignment. Don’t wait till the last moment and do it. For example if you have a book project due in a month read a little day by day. Also for a short term assignment do it the day its assigned so that you have time to do other assignments and also have time to enjoy your life.
7: Don’t hesitate to get help or ask a question. Call your friend or email a teacher for assistance but also walk through what ever your having trouble with by your self first.
8: Join clubs, get out there. It will look great on your college things.
9: Also if you have anxiety and as a result can’t function just stop what ever your doing and just wait. (I have anxiety I’ve had more than my share of freeze moments.)
10: Despite being the underdog if you have trouble looking for a class don’t hesitate to look for help. Ask a staff member or upper class man. They will understand because they have been through the same thing. (Also there will be people will call you dumb and an idiot but ignore them they where in your shoes at one point)
11: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Since its a larger crowd its likely that some people may have similar interests.
12: Don’t be pressured to do something that may negatively harm you. Just say “I don’t want to.” and walk away. Make your point and tell them no.
13: Ladies, your friends are fellow home girls are willing to help you out if you are on your period. They might give you a pad or a tampon. Also carry these with you in your book bags or purses.
14: Also carry lotion, sunscreen, winter gloves a snack and some water. The winter gloves are for drills and its chilly outside. Just be prepared.
15: Also with students with medication. Some of you will be granted permission to carry your medicine with you. Just remember that you are responsible for it. If it gets taken or lost tell a teacher or a staff member. Some students will attempt to use medication as a drug and will harm them. Students that have to get medication from the nurses office. Know when your going and make sure your teachers know.
16: Boys don’t be pressured to have sex if you don’t want it. Even if your in a relationship its all about consent and protection.
17: Girls, sixteen ^^^^^^ applies to you as well.
18: My lgbtq peeps. Come out to the people that your comfortable with. People are becoming more comfortable with these things be who you are! You might not even have known that some of the people that your friends with are LGBTQ. I didn’t know my friend was lesbian and we’ve been friends since grade school. Also she didn’t know that I was agender.
19: If you are having sucicidal thoughts or self harming get help from a staff member. Do not be afraid someone out their does care about you.
20: To anyone who wants to add on please do so.