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Starting Your Junior Year of High School

Starting Your Junior Year of High School

If you are scared of going through your third year of high school, you need to be prepared before you start. You fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. We've all been there or are about to go there. Here are things you can you will need to know before starting your junior year. 

If any of you are taking AP classes, it's possible that you received a summer AP project for each AP class you will attend. First, you must make sure you talk with the teachers who assigned the projects so you may have a better understanding of it. Second, use the rest of the time you have wisely. If personal life gets in the way, make sure you don't use it as an excuse to not do your work. To help you better understand your content, for students with and without Advanced Placement classes, there are free courses from Khan Academy and videos on YouTube that give step by step instructions for math and science. Many content creators also have their own videos on writing for english essays and lectures.

You’ve probably heard of scholarships during sophomore or freshman year. The reason for that is because it’s important that you know about them and how important they are. These are important to know about now rather than later. They help you with paying college fees. That will definitely help with college dorms, food, and books, especially if you have a job that does not pay well enough. You will be able to find a wide variety of scholarships from a website known as unigo.com. It offers scholarships for many activities from sports to music. Unigo also has scholarships for topic written essays, short stories, and poetry. Those who have all A’s through their high school career receive a full-ride scholarship to college.

Your grades and test scores are very important this late in your high school journey. Make sure you don’t end up dropping a letter grade in one of your classes, because depending on how they grade tests and assignments, your grade can either suffer lightly or severely. An A average is often the most obvious goal for any student. Be brave and ready to talk about your grades to your parents first.Ask if they can help you. If babysitting, sports, or a new job calls for your time, carve out as many hours or as many minutes between mandatory scheduled time. For example, If the school day ends at 2p.m., and you have conditioning at 3:30p.m., use the hour and fifteen minutes to do your work and the last fifteen minutes to prepare for your conditioning. Also, if your teachers give away any extra credit, for assignments or participating with the class, take advantage of those moments. They will help your grade by little or even by large. Starting junior year means that your teachers will not excuse procrastination. You might get more or less homework than your previous school years; nonetheless, your homework must be completed with your best effort. 

The most self important thing to know is not to act like other people. You might think a student, or to exaggerate, your class is brighter than you, but you are brighter than you choose to believe.  You don’t have to act like someone you see as a genius. Intead, use that person as your inspiration to pass a test or keep yourself on track with your homework. If you ever feel nervous about a test, ask your friends to help you study. This way your nerves will calm and you will also have fun studying, because your friends will be there to make you laugh.

Another year of high school means you have new opportunities for you and a new chance to improve grade point average. Eleventh grade is yours to dominate. The year you go to prom, if they allow juniors, the talent show that’s hosted at your school,  new friends and new teachers. Do your best to ace your classes and take breaks to breathe and relax.

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