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How can I balance applying to college with my senior year workload?

Hello! I'm a junior and I'm starting to stress about balancing my college applications with my senior year workload. How did you all manage your time effectively during this busy period? Any tips or strategies for staying organized and not getting overwhelmed? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello! I understand that the college application process can be quite overwhelming, especially when you're trying to balance it with your senior year workload. My child recently went through this process, and I can share some tips that worked for them. First, it's important to create a schedule and stick to it. Break down the college application process into smaller tasks and assign deadlines for each task. Use a planner, calendar, or an app to keep track of your progress, and make sure to set aside specific times for working on college applications and for studying. Second, prioritize your time and energy. Identify which tasks are most important and tackle them first. For example, if you have an important test coming up, focus on studying for that before working on your college essays. Keep a balance and be realistic about what you can accomplish in a given time frame. Third, don't hesitate to ask for help. Reach out to your teachers, counselor, or even your peers for support during the application process. They might have valuable insights or tips to share. Lastly, remember to take breaks and practice self-care. It's important to have some downtime to recharge and avoid burnout. Engage in activities that you enjoy and help you relax. Keep in mind that you're not alone in this process, and many students have successfully navigated it. Best of luck with your senior year and college applications!

10 months ago

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