Each class must do what it can to stay on top in school

September 29, 2009

By Alex Tucker

Hall Monitor Alex Tucker Issaquah High School

Hall Monitor Alex Tucker Issaquah High School

With another year of school getting under way, students are starting to feel the stress of the workload.

With the array of tests to study for and an increasing pile of homework each night, it is easy to be overwhelmed. One of the key components to having a successful school year, though, is to resist the urge to slack. When you feel in over your head, the easiest thing to do is to push the work aside.This can turn into a nasty habit, and little by little your grades will drop, and it can be extremely difficult to pull them up again. The best thing to do is to just stay on top of it in the first place.

Sophomores may not be used to more difficult classes, so it is important for them to keep up and adjust quickly, so they can be successful in the first year at a new school.

Juniors notoriously have the most homework, and junior-year survivors may tell you horror stories about the workload or the teachers. Although junior year is technically the hardest and busiest in the high school experience, with the SATs and grade point average pressure, doing well will greatly benefit students in applying for colleges.

Hard work pays off, and many will be proud of themselves at the end, knowing they have done their best.

Seniors: Don’t procrastinate! There are some things that have to be done in order to graduate, and it won’t feel very good to be a ‘super-senior’ next year because you didn’t do the cumulative project or get a certain credit. Look ahead, and get everything in order ahead of time. Although school can be stressful, remember to have a great year and keep your grades up, too!

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