I always had trouble wrapping my head around the statement “I hate reading”, but it’s a phrase that is uttered tirelessly in high school. Students look at reading as a chore, another assignment, but not me. I have always been an avid reader, and when I moved 300 miles from my home during my sophomore year, I turned to the most familiar thing I could think of: books.
Throughout my junior year and the summer leading up to my senior year, I was flooded with advice on my senior year of high school. The most common advice that was given to me was to cherish every moment of my senior year, because it would be over sooner than expected. So that’s what I have been doing. I have been cherishing my last moments with my peers and taking in the last of my high school journey.
There’s something of a precedent set for how to “succeed” in high school extra curriculars. Step 1: sign up for everything. Step 2: somehow attend all of the meetings (spoiler alert: you won’t be able to). Step 3: try to run for president of all of them because that’s what’s “expected” if you want a chance at getting into a “top” school… (side rant: a top school should be the school that’s best for you – not what the likes of Princeton Review deems worthy).
Everyone procrastinates. Don’t pretend you don’t. Sometimes you really, really, really don’t want to do work, even though you have to. Here are some ways to be somewhat productive, even though you aren’t doing homework.
The short answer is yes! I highly recommend interning in high school, but before you go hunting for internship opportunities in your area, there are some pros and cons to consider. Pros: Insight into different career options Networking opportunities Hands on experience in a professional setting Strengthen college applications Build your resume Cons: Time […]
Some people binge watch TV shows on Netflix, others troll Instagram for hours. As for me, I watch TED talks. Religiously. TED talks is a great source for motivation, guidance and overall knowledge. With thousands of talks covering almost any topic imaginable, there is a talk for anyone. So, what is TED talks? “TED is […]
Submitting college applications can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. All seniors applying to college know how tedious and stressful they can be and once they are submitted, it is like a breathe of fresh air. Now that your college apps are in, what do you do? What goals are there to strive for?
Unsure how to properly annotate your lengthy textbook readings? I’m here to help. One of the most important functions of annotation is that it allows you to review readings later on by simply skimming.
When summer comes around, usually all we want to do is sit back and relax by the pool. But taking a summer class can be both useful and fun. Here are four reasons why.
There were big changes this year to both the ACT essay and SAT essay. In this episode of TuesdACT, we’re comparing both essays. Want to find out which essay is going to be better for you?