35 Things I Wish Every High School Student Learned
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35 Things I Wish Every High School Student Learned

Life skills everyone should know.

35 Things I Wish Every High School Student Learned

High school is time for learning science, math, English, history and social skills. However, there are plenty of other life skills that should be taught. Although my parents have taken the time to teach me most of the things on this list, I believe these # items listed below should be taught within the high school walls to insure that all students are ready to become young adults.

  1. How to jump start a car
  2. How to fill out a tax form
  3. How to check the pressure in your tires and change a tire
  4. How to check the oil in your car
  5. What to do when I get pulled over by a policeman
  6. What to do if I get in an accident
  7. How to make a résumé
  8. How to be prepared for an interview
  9. How to properly shake someone’s hand firmly
  10. How to fix a tear in pants by stitching it up
  11. How to actually study for a test
  12. How to type up a formal email
  13. How to write a formal letter with pen and paper
  14. How to have a good time without a cell phone
  15. How to say no
  16. What to do when you’re mad at someone and you have to talk face to face
  17. How to still be a kid
  18. How to take responsibility for your actions
  19. How to babysit
  20. How to manage a bank account
  21. How to pump gas
  22. How to manage time
  23. How to work hard in every aspect of life
  24. How to cook a meal besides macaroni or toast
  25. How to have a conversation talking on the phone
  26. How to drive a stick shift
  27. How to register to vote
  28. How to do research and vote for the best candidate you believe in
  29. How to budget money
  30. How to write a check
  31. What is the difference between a personal, cashiers, or travelers check
  32. How to do laundry
  33. How to use tools found in a generic tool box
  34. How to pay a bill
  35. How to tell time on an analog clock
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