First: there is no shortage of resources available to you, from counselors to workshops to book rentals. I know you like to do only the bare minimum, and many times that's enough to get you an A, but taking advantage of these resources will greatly reduce the amount of unnecessary stress you'll experience otherwise. Second: be active, socialize, learn how to network. Join that writing club. Say yes to hanging out with friends. Yes, school is important, but that doesn't mean you should postpone your life. Besides, making connections with people who have more experience in various aspects of life will work to your advantage. Oh, and you have nothing to lose by asking out that one girl from your tutoring class, so please go for it. Which leads to my third point: let yourself enjoy it. You're allowed to be happy and have fun. Remember that when it's 5am and you're finishing your second paper of the night, that this is only one moment in your life, and it'll get better. So keep your head up and pay attention. Enjoy all the good things around you before you miss out on them.
Emma there are so many opportunities waiting for you, It takes a little hard work and determination. Go to your classes, take notes and study, you can be very succesful if you put your mind to it, the power is in your hands. You are a very smart woman and I see that you could be a great leader in the community and help others that need a little push to become the sucessful person that is trying to shine.
first of i would go back and tell myself Monica use your planner it will be your life when you get in college. i would also tell myself to not depend on people to help me and push me fowared like many of my teachers did in high school. i also wish i would have studied my subjects more because everything i learned in high school is connected to college, and i know if i would of payed more attention in my high school classes, my college carrer would be a smoother ride then it is now. last but not least i would tell myself to choose my friends wisly because the people who surround me did influence me and im 100% sure that they did affect many of the habits good and bad that i carried into college from high school.
Take the time to know your academic advisor. Entering college is a time to explore one's interest and passion. I didn't necessarily know what I wanted to do but I also didn't make the effort to make the most of my college's resource to find that passion either. If I could have made more of an effort with the advisor to put me on the right track then I might not have squandered 4 - 5 years of money and time., then eventually dropping out. Now I know what I want to do but it took me 10 years to find that out. If you don't know what to do, there's always help available on campus. That's what they're there for and they get paid to do it.
If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would consider more carefully my decision to attend college immediately after high school. College has always been my goal, but looking back, I know I was not fully prepared at the time to focus on my work.
Going to college is a real step into the world, especially when you are also transitioning out of foster care like I was. When I graduated, I was on my own. It was time to really grow up and take ownership of my future. With a chance to talk to my 18 year old self, I would advise myself to take some time to work a little bit more, in order to save a good amount of money and to handle my new independence. This way, when I did begin college, I would be more financially secure and more mentally prepared. Waiting also would have allowed me to mature, so I wouldn?t be as focused on socializing while in college. Luckily I?m still young. I have grown from my experiences and I?m more ready than ever to achieve my dream of getting a college digree.
Jennifer, I want you to know a few things about your future education. You need to do extensive research into what area of education you want to get into. It is critical that you really look deep within yourself and decide what interests you. When you put your heart and soul into something, it will be that much easier for you to achieve your goal. After you have done this, you then need to decide where you want to enroll to further your education. You will, again, need to do extensive research into this. Once you have narrowed your search, you need to write down all of the pros and cons that go along with your choices. When you have made your final decision on the school, you are now on your way. Once you have enrolled, it is now up to you to get yourself into the right frame of mind to achieve everything you set out to achieve. Whatever the choices are that you have made, if it is something you are passionate about, that is half the battle. Always remember you can do anything you set your mind to, if you want it bad enough.
When you start college, you?re going to have to deal with scheduling your own classes, and deciding which classes to take; both of which are going to be new experiences for you. The first thing you should know about scheduling classes is, ?Get it out of the way quick!!!? If you don?t register for classes as soon as possible, you?ll end up putting it off for too long and then ?SUPRISE!? the classes you really wanted to take will already be taken.
Since you?ve just graduated from high school, you?ll need to take the placement test for math & English before anything else, to see where you place unless you?ve already taken these classes at the college level.
Go online & look up transfer requirements. Then, try to schedule your classes so they fall on the same days with minimal time gaps. The usual options are 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or 3 times a week Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.
I should also throw in that, if you?re thinking of studying abroad, the planning for this should start a year in advance; so keep that in mind when you make a councelling appointment.
Finishing High School gives us a feeling of ?mission accomplished?, but is it the end or the beginning? Even though an achieved goal brings us happiness and satisfaction, we need to look forwards and realize that it is just one of the steps we need to climb up in our pursuing of happiness and personal growing. Students should see High School as a solid base for the coming near future in college. If I could go back in time and give myself an advice about transition to college life, I would say: Take advantage of every second you can spend at school, learning from teachers, parents, and tutors about your strengthens and weaknesses. While you are at school don?t waste your time taking classes just to fulfill the credit requirements, take classes in which you can explore and exercise your talents in order to identify your career preference. Once in College, visit the counselor who would give you a better understanding of college life and would also guide you preparing your educational plan. If you stick to your educational plan, college would be fast, easy, rewarding and you would be more than ready for the next step.
Life is so much fun, but focusing on your future and being serious about the rest of your life is the most important thing to look at right now. This is your last year of high school. The last four years have gone by so fast; your future is here now. You need to make a decision now about the direction you are going, get into college and finish with a degree. It will go by quicker than high school. Being responsible for yourself and a family in the future is very hard work and a college degree will make your life so much easier. You have to take the opportunity to go to school right away. Don't dismiss the offer from your parents just to have freedom. Freedom is automatic but an education will prove your hard work ethics and capabilities to learn and keep learning. You will be an asset to your company and to yourself. Listen, don't throw away your future. You will have to work three jobs to be able to support yourself without the education. Finish high school, then immediately get your degree. Trust me, I lived your life the hard way already.
If i could go back in time and give myself advice, the first thing I would say is "Don't smoke, drink and party so much. Take your studies more seriously. Start college early (concurrent enrollment), and save the partying for after college. Buckle down now and you'll have the time and money and party".
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