Updated: Aug 27, 2021
This is for the confused and the kids who don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, I was in the same boat. I want to start off and say that it’s totally fine if you don’t know where you want to go for college or your major. You have time.
1. Pick a couple of schools to tour over spring break or at least do research on. I really wish I had known this earlier, because when schools know that you’re interested in them, they become interested in you. You can also get a feel of the campus and if you feel comfortable with that type of college, you can tour a small private school or a big public school, it is completely up to you. Doing research about the college beforehand is also helpful, because you see their values and types of majors, they are most known for.
2. Study for the SAT/ACT so much as you can before you take it and try to take it as early as possible. This gives you a lot of time to study and understand the material; you can study now and take it in the spring.
3. Try. In. School. Seriously. I always try but I never tried my hardest in school and boy do I regret it. Even if it’s an easy history test, try to get a 90 instead of an 85, the littlest things make a huge difference.
4. Make friends at school will be fun to have some good memories with people at school and you can experience many different things. You don’t want it to be too late next year.
5. Lastly focus on school but allow yourself to take mental health days or brain breaks if necessary. It has been a trying time for everyone, we all have been overworked, stressed, and exhausted. Cutting yourself some slack will help you tackle this school year.
Good luck to everyone this school year.