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How do I balance academics and extracurriculars during my senior year?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about my senior year schedule. I want to make sure I'm balancing my academics and extracurriculars effectively, but I'm not sure how to do so without feeling overwhelmed. Can anyone provide some tips on how to maintain a healthy balance between schoolwork and activities during my last year of high school? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about balancing your academics and extracurriculars for your senior year. From my experience helping my own child through this process, I've learned a few things that might be helpful to you. First of all, prioritize your classes and make sure you're taking a challenging yet manageable course load. If you can handle it, try to take AP or honors classes in the subjects you're most interested in or where you excel. Next, focus on quality over quantity for your extracurriculars - it's better to be deeply involved in a few activities rather than spreading yourself too thin across many. Set specific goals for each activity and work towards those goals throughout the year. Don't forget to communicate with your teachers and coaches if you're feeling overwhelmed - they're there to support you! Finally, establish a consistent routine and practice good time management. Dedicate specific blocks of time for homework, studying, and extracurriculars, and make sure to include breaks and downtime for yourself. Remember, it's all about finding the right balance that works for you. Good luck in your senior year!

10 months ago

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