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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I can hear the slamming of locker doors, the chatter of students trying to get in a few words before the tardy bell rings, and the squeaking of tennis shoes on tile as the last stragglers are bustling to class. While sitting at my desk, I observe the teacher close the classroom door and return to her desk to take roll. I am sitting at my desk once again as a high school senior. Instead of dwelling on the insanity of the situation, I realize that this is a once in a life time opportunity to prepare myself for college. I spend the rest of the day telling myself that it doesn't matter how boring the teacher is, it is my responsibilty to listen and to learn the subject. If I find it challenging to pay attention, I need to concentrate extra hard on taking notes, or record the lecture for future reference. I tell myself not to sit by my friends in class because I will probably end up being distraced. I tell myself to never procrastinate because it will end in disaster. Lastly, I tell myself to always do my best and I will succeed.

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If I could go back in time and give myself advice as highschool student there are many things I would say. I would tell myself to get my head into the game. It's not a joke. College is important and it all starts in college. As complicated as it may seem you have to do this to make a better life for yourself. If you want to make a change in your life then you need to make this happen. I would also tell myself that you need to think about what you truely want out of life and what your career goals are. It may seem that you want to be a teacher but well you really don't. No matter what your dream is you can do it. Push for it no matter how crazy it is.

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If i could go back and give myself advice while i was in high school i would have alot to tell myself. I would advise myself to take as many college credit classes as i could while they are free in high school. I would also tell myself about grants and scholarships available that i should have been looking for and applying for. The advise i would stress on myself the most is to start college very soon after high school, if not immediatly, because if not i would forget alot of what i have already learned in prior years! Working in the real world without a college education is hard and will not make myself much money at all.

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If i were able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to start saving more money. College isn't much harder than high school, and there's always a lot of events to spend free time at but one of the hardest things i find about college is being able to aford it. I mean "it" as in anything. I did save money while i was in high school but i could have done alot more to earn more money and save that also. Unfortunitaly everything in life isn't free.

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Well i would first remind him that medical school is the what to do. I would encourage him to go ahead and join the national guard like he is thinking about . I would tell him to take more science classes and advanced math classes. and to start college as soon as possible, not wait until 2 years after graduation. and to not get discouraged.

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