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No matter what grade you’re in, school is stressful. In high school you are trying to figure out what you want to do and where you want to go to college or even if college is right for you. Then in college you are still trying to figure out what you want to do and what the future holds. There are a few things that you can start doing to help make sure that you have another successful school year.

Be Present

Whether it’s showing up to class or even just putting all distractions away to do some schoolwork, being present and focused will help ensure that you’re in the right headspace to get your work done.

Ask for Help

Teachers don’t know when you’re struggling. Asking for help is key to having a successful year. Don’t wait until you do poorly on a test to reach out.

Set a Schedule

Creating a schedule or to-do list allows you to see everything that needs to be done. It’s so much easier to look at a list of things rather than just trying to go through your memories of what needs to be done. This also helps with time management! Learn how to divide time between classes, work, extracurricular activities, and life in general.

Try New Things

Don’t be afraid to get involved! Taking chances allows for more opportunities to come your way. Whether it’s a new club that sounds fun or an exploratory class, trying out something new could lead to some amazing opportunities.

Stay Organized

Staying on top of your work also involves staying organized, and working in a clean environment. Having a clean desk and workspace makes doing homework a lot easier.

When you put together all of these aspects, you’re setting yourself up for another great year. It will be stressful sometimes, but remember to take it one day at a time.

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