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How do I balance my college applications with my senior year?

Hi there, I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to think about the upcoming college application process. I want to make sure I can balance my applications with my senior year coursework and extracurriculars. Can anyone give me some tips on how to manage my time effectively during this busy period? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're already thinking about balancing your college applications with your senior year coursework and extracurriculars. Time management is crucial during this busy period, and I'm happy to share some tips that helped my child when they went through the process.

First, create a time management plan or calendar to help you track deadlines and allocate time for different tasks. Break down each application into smaller tasks, such as brainstorming, drafting, revising, and finalizing. Set deadlines for each task to avoid procrastination and last-minute stress.

Second, prioritize your tasks. Focus on the most critical assignments first, and don't be afraid to adjust your schedule based on your workload and personal priorities.

Third, keep a healthy balance between schoolwork, extracurriculars, and college applications. It's important to maintain good grades and stay involved in your activities, but don't let them completely consume your time. Set aside designated blocks of time each week to work on your applications.

Finally, don't hesitate to ask for help from teachers, school counselors, or even friends and family. They can provide valuable insight and support during this stressful time. Good luck, and remember to take breaks and enjoy your senior year!

9 months ago

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