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How can I balance school work and college applications?

Hello! I'm a high school junior, and I'm worried about managing my time next year when I'll be working on college applications and keeping up with my school work. Does anyone have any tips on how to balance both without getting too overwhelmed? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're looking ahead and trying to prepare for the busy times during your senior year. As someone who has seen my child go through the same process, I have some suggestions that might help you strike a balance between school work and college applications. First, consider creating a schedule or calendar to keep track of important deadlines for both your classes and college applications. This will help you visualize your workload and make it easier to prioritize tasks. Second, break down larger tasks into smaller, manageable steps. For example, instead of trying to write an entire college essay in one sitting, focus on brainstorming ideas one day, creating an outline the next, and then writing a draft. This approach can make the process feel less overwhelming. Additionally, don't be afraid to ask for help from teachers, counselors, or even friends and family. They can provide valuable insights and support during this busy time. Finally, remember to take care of yourself - make time for self-care activities, like exercise, hobbies, or spending time with friends, to help reduce stress and stay energized. Best of luck with your college applications and school work!

10 months ago

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