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How to balance college applications with schoolwork and extracurriculars?

Hi there! I'm a junior who's already feeling overwhelmed by the thought of juggling college applications with my schoolwork and extracurricular activities. What are some strategies for staying organized and managing my time effectively during this busy period? Thanks for any advice or tips!

11 months ago

Hi there! I can understand that the college application process can feel overwhelming, especially when you have to balance it with schoolwork and extracurriculars. I've seen my child go through this, and I have some advice that might help you. First and foremost, create a schedule or calendar to keep track of important deadlines and events. This can be a physical planner or a digital one, whichever works best for you. Write down all the important dates for your college applications, school assignments, and extracurricular activities. Make sure to include a buffer for unexpected events or delays. Break down larger tasks, like writing a college essay, into smaller, manageable steps. Set aside specific times to work on each task and try to stick to your schedule as much as possible. Remember that it's okay to ask for help from teachers, counselors, or even friends and family. They can provide guidance and support during this challenging time. Finally, don't forget to take breaks and practice self-care. It's important to maintain your well-being and mental health. Good luck with your college applications, schoolwork, and extracurriculars!

11 months ago

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