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How to Make it Through Your Freshman Year of High School

Updated on June 18, 2013

For those of you who are about to enter your first year of high school, don't fret. Yes, it does come with it's challenges, but it is not the end all be all either. Some things you will have to deal with are new teachers, higher education standards, a new location, and a new circle of friends or enemies.

You should focus on studying as hard as possible. If you do not make friends right away, do not worry about it. Sometimes it is just not worth the effort to begin with. Although those grades you get will determine the type of college you can get into. I would also begin to think about your long term career goals and start visiting the guidance counselor. Start studying for the SATs as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to prepare.

Do not have very high expectations for your high school experience. If you do I guarantee that you will be disappointed. Real life high school is not as glamorous as they make it seem in the movies. You will likely have a lot of horrible teachers and some pretty nasty classmates. The competition is crazy just like everywhere and a lot of people are quick to stab you in the back just to get ahead.

Although you should not expect too much, do not let your less than perfect experience prevent you from making the best from your high school years and having a good time. Just relax and go with the flow. Everyone will have a different high school experience depending on their school and their personality. Just focus on the things that you feel are important and make the best of your experience be it good or bad.


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