Hello! Here’s another advice post for freshman who are going to high school this new school year. Here are the tips:

  1. FOCUS/WORK HARD: The most important thing to get out of the upcoming school year is to work hard. Keep in mind there are only three years of high school left, and it’s best to work well now so you have a broader range of class options for next year. Even though colleges don’t look at freshman year as closely as other years (besides to measure growth), it’s still important to stay focused and work hard.
  2. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF: As a newcomer, you’re still young and have plenty of learning and growing mentally and physically in high school. Don’t compare yourselves (especially your looks and intelligence) to other girls and the older girls who are closer to adulthood. Your time will come, and you still have growing to do. 🙂
  3. DON’T PROCRASTINATE: I personally used to procrastinate all the time, quickly and frantically getting my work done right before class, or even in class. Most high school teachers won’t give you a second chance to turn in your work which will negatively impact your grad if you don’t put the work in. If you get things done on time, you won’t have to worry about what or when you need to turn in certain work. Remember, any work given is better than none.
  4. IF YOU’RE LATE, MAKE IT WORTHWHILE: There will be times where you will be late, and that can be for any reason. If you have a few seconds after the bell rings to make it to class, make a run for it, because there may be some teachers who won’t register you as tardy. However, if you’re already 5 or more minutes late, you might as well get a snack, a drink, go to the bathroom, or what not (just don’t get caught). In high school, no matter how late you are, the teachers will 99% most likely register you as tardy anyway.
  5. ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT: In middle school, teachers were more likely to walk around the class or freely give a helping hand to anyone and everyone to make sure that everyone understands a certain subject. In high school, there are more people in your class and people who are much older than you in some of your classes. Therefore, your understanding of the education your taught is now dependent on YOU. Your teachers won’t be there to make sure you understand everything they teach. If you need help on a topic, it’s your duty to ask.
  6. DON’T EXPECT YOUR FRIENDS TO BE YOUR FRIENDS FOREVER: You may have a large group of friends coming into high school, but you most likely won’t leave with one. Throughout high school you’ll experience several different changing relationships, so don’t depend on your friends to support you through all four years.
  7. STAY CALM AND UNBOTHERED: You may encounter people who will talk about you, dislike you, be jealous of you, and try to bring you down. However, you shall not let them tear you down. Remember to stay confident, calm, and unbothered by anyone trying to trouble you or get in your way.
  8. BE AWARE OF THE BOYS: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior guys will try to talk to you, but be always stay cautious. Most only want one thing and one thing only, and aren’t interested in relationships. Also keep in mind that junior and senior boys will be leaving high school to live their adult life in only 1-2 years, so dating them would not be a great option.
  9. STAY CONFIDENT: Believe in yourself, DON’T compare yourself to others, and always focus on improvement.
  10. HAVE FUN: High school isn’t like the movies, and it isn’t as dreadful as it seems. Have as much fun as possible, especially before you turn into an adult!

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