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

Hi there! I'm a junior and I'm already feeling the pressure of balancing school work and the upcoming college application process. I want to make sure I'm staying on top of everything without getting overwhelmed. Does anyone have any advice on how to balance school work and the college application process? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hello! I can understand the pressure you're feeling right now, as my child also went through the same situation. Here are some tips that worked for my child and might help you too:

1. Break down tasks into smaller, manageable goals: Instead of thinking about the entire application process, focus on one step at a time, like researching colleges or writing one essay. The same goes for schoolwork – break assignments into smaller tasks and set deadlines for each.

2. Create a schedule: Plan out your week with specific time slots for studying, working on applications, and doing extracurricular activities. Make sure to also include breaks and leisure time to avoid burnout.

3. Prioritize: Identify which tasks are most important and focus on those first. You may need to be flexible and adjust your priorities as deadlines approach.

4. Seek support: Talk to your teachers, counselors, or even friends and family about your concerns. They can provide guidance, encouragement, and even help you stay accountable.

5. Stay organized: Use a planner or digital tools like Google Calendar and Trello to keep track of deadlines, appointments, and tasks. This will help you stay on top of everything and avoid last-minute stress.

6. Learn when to say no: It's okay to decline extra commitments if you feel overwhelmed. Focus on what's most important to you and your goals, and remember that it's okay to ask for help when needed.

I hope these tips help you find balance during this busy time. Good luck!

10 months ago

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