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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How do I survive junior year?

I've heard that junior year is the most challenging in high school, and I'm already feeling the pressure. Can someone offer any advice on how to get through this year with both your grades and your sanity intact? Intellectually and emotionally, I want to make sure I can tackle this year. Thank you!

8 months ago

Junior year can indeed be quite demanding, but don’t worry, many students have successfully navigated it, and you will too! First off, it's essential to get organized. Use a planner or digital calendar to track all your assignments, tests, and commitments. This simple step can help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed; seeing your responsibilities laid out can make them seem more manageable.

Next, don't be afraid to reach out for help when you need it. Teachers are there to support your learning, and it's better to ask for clarification early on than to fall behind because you were too shy to ask a question. Also, consider forming or joining study groups. They can be a great way to prepare for tests while simultaneously providing emotional support and making the workload more enjoyable.

BALANCE is the key word here. Yes, academics are crucial, but don't forget to take care of yourself—eat healthily, get enough sleep, and make time for activities you enjoy. Taking regular breaks for self-care can actually help you be more productive when you do sit down to study.

Remember, this is also an opportunity to demonstrate your resilience and ability to handle challenging situations—traits that colleges appreciate. Tackling junior year with a positive attitude and a good support system will make you stronger and more prepared for the future. You got this!

8 months ago

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