I would advise myself to be more focused and secure. Its going to be hard at first but everythig will be okay. Dont hold back anything. Just let mysef go and dont be scared to reach for the stars becasue it is possible. I would also remind myself that i am doing this for my nephew with special needs and to not let him down. Make good grades and its okay to hang out with friends but school comes first. Whenever there is an obstacle in the way, knock it down or go over it. DO whatever it takes to get to the next step and goodluck.
I am currently a high school senior enrolled in dual-credit courses. I have had a unique opportunity to see both the college world, as well as my high school. I found the transition rather easy. If I had to give advice, I would encourage the student to realize that much more is expected from them in their college courses. I would tell them that they are not going to be given special consideration just because they are still in high school. I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity.
I would tell my self to develop better study habits. I didn't really have to study in high school, the knowledge came easily and I assumed it would be the same in college. College is much harder, from the material to the teaching, it's a whole nother ballgame. I have had to teach myself how to study and take better notes.
If I could go back in time and offer some advice to myself when I was a high school senior, I'd emplore myself to understand that you need to have some goal in mind. For a while, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life but I decided to take semi-random classes to explore. Little did I know, my love for education would slow me down. I've managed to take almost enough hours for an associates degree before figuring out what I want to do. Therefore, my biggest piece of advice is to have some kind of goal in mind! Next, I would tell myself that I should always have an open mind and be willing to try new things. Without being open to new things, it is hard to make any transition at all.
If I could go back and relive my senior year in high school I would definately study more harder and taken the opportunity to take dual credit college courses. I would have developed more aggressive study skills also. I also wish I would have taken classes such as calculus, physics and chemistry. I would also advice myself to study harder for the SAT and ACT test. I would also have taken advantage of participating in being more active in extracurricular activities. Leadership skills can be devolped by participating in involvement in different clubs and thus will look good on the college resume.
Make sure you apply for any type of financial aid early, don't worry about making it to a big University, and that Nursing is what I want to do so get into a volunteer program at a Hospital. Also, make sure you have fun, make friends, have a plan in mind and don't worry if it all doesn't fall in place. Most of all don't stress out too much, college life is a lot like highschool, just more freedom and more self motivation.
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