5 Things High School Seniors Should Know Before College
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5 Things High School Seniors Should Know Before College

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5 Things High School Seniors Should Know Before College
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High school seniors! As the months go by, and graduation seems to get closer, I thought that as a freshman in college I would bestow some of the knowledge I have gathered on you. I know everyone seem to have some sought of advise to give about what to do or where to go, however, I decided that I would give you five things that I thing every high school senior should know. So, without any more delay, here are five things high school seniors should know before college.

1. Time management skills.

Seniors, I know that you think you have it all together with sports, high school homework, and friends, but it only gets harder. Think of how to improve your time management skills before getting to college by developing a plan. Think of how you will handle being on your own, going to classes, doing multiple pages of readings for different classes, work, extra curricula activates, all while making time for yourself and friends. I know many of you are probably saying by now, I will just pull a lot of all-nighters, but trust me that does not work as well as you think. So save yourself the drama of all that, and come up with a plan.

2. Do not procrastinate.

Procrastination will be your worst enemy in college. As a college student you will find yourself finding time to do everything else that you are not suppose to do rather than doing your homework, or studying for that big test you have. Procrastination is not a good thing seniors. I know many of you are like, But I already do that now and have all As. Well, let me save you some burning to learn moments. In high school your homework is not to read two chapters for American Gov. which equals more than 50 pages in total. You also do not have to read the same amount or more for science, add studying for a test to that, and writing that ten page paper in APA or MLA format for another class. All of which is due tomorrow. Trying to squeeze all of that into the day before it is due is to much. It will overwork you and cause stress to build up. So instead of procrastinating, try to do your homework either the same day you get it or ahead of time so it does not build up.

3. College is not as hard as people say.

Guess what, seniors! College is not as hard as everyone says. I remember when I was in high school my teachers made college sound like a nightmare, however, I got to college and passed my first semester and made it on the Dean's List. As long as you do the homework, reading, and show up to class you will be fine. Also, your teachers, depending on where you go, are always going to be there for you. They are going to be you best source of hep so ask questions. So be encouraged! As a freshman in college I can assure you it is not as hard as everyone makes it out to be so do not be afraid!

4. College is what you make of it.

No matter where you decide to go, your college experience depends on you. You have to determine before arriving to college if you would like to have a smooth and fun year, or if you want it to be boring. No matter where you go there will always be little bumps along the way but how you deal with them is what matters. My first semester of college was very interesting with roommate, suite mates, and a bug problem. However, I did not let it ruin my semester. It did quite the opposite actually, because for every bad thing that happened I made up for it with late-night trips to Wawa with my friends, Chili's dates, movie dates, and so much more. If you make your college experience fun it will be fun. If you make it boring it will be boring. It really is as simple as that.

5. Expect to learn more outside the classroom.

Finally, number five! Seniors -- make sure to realize that college is suppose to prepare you for life. With that being said, do expect to learn more outside of the classroom than inside. You are definitely going to learn more from your peers, and teachers than from the content that is being taught. You are going to come across so many different people from so many different walks of life, and they will all have something to teach you. So, though you may be paying money for the academics also realize that they are not the only things you will learn.

I know everything I wrote is a lot to take in so here is my final piece of advise. Enjoy you senior year of high school, and do not come into college expecting too much. You are going to learn so much gradually over time. So, while you are learning, just have fun, and make the best of it. With all that being said...

Congratulations, Class of 2016 for making it this far. Good luck!

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