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How do I balance school work and extracurriculars during the college application process?

Hi everyone, I'm struggling to balance my school work, extracurriculars, and the college application process. How did you manage your time and responsibilities during this busy period? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

8 months ago

Hey there! I can totally understand how overwhelming the college application process can be, especially when you're trying to juggle school work and extracurriculars. My child went through the same thing not too long ago, so I'll share some tips that helped them. First, creating a schedule or a to-do list can be a game changer. It's important to allocate time for school work, extracurriculars, and college applications, so that you can prioritize tasks and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Break down the college application process into smaller tasks, like researching colleges, writing essays, and gathering recommendation letters. Set deadlines for yourself to complete each task, and try to stick to them as much as possible. When it comes to school work and extracurriculars, don't be afraid to ask for help from teachers, friends, or family members. They can provide support and guidance, which can be incredibly valuable during this time. Also, don't forget to take breaks and practice self-care. It's important to give yourself some time to relax and recharge, so that you can stay focused and motivated. Remember, it's okay if you don't have everything figured out right away. The college application process is a learning experience, and you'll grow and adapt as you go. Good luck, and I hope some of these tips help you find balance during this busy time!

8 months ago

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