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07/10/2020 at 06:24PM

productivity and high school

there will be a lot of distractions in high school so how do I keep focused because I sometimes get off task and then my grades slip. I do lots of my work on my Chromebook but then I get tempted to watch youtube. I cannot put it far away from me because that is where I do my work. I am also taking 2 honors classes. Can you explain how hard it will be and how to get all A's on it?

And I will be an incoming freshman in high school is it too early to think about college? Because I want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, so I want tips on how to reach that goal.

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07/10/2020 at 07:12PM

So as a freshman the most important thing to do to prepare for college is to get a rough idea of what you want to study in college under an umbrella term such as buisness engineering medical etc. And then register for classes that will give you either college credit (AP) or rigorous such as honors. Also join clubs such as HOSA or other medical clubs but don’t confirm yourself to only medical clubs.

And try to get a very strong GPA to be competitive at all schools expect ivy caliber try to get at least 6 As and 2 Bs as a rule of thumb.

I had a similiar problem with productivity and I just told myself I can not do x til I get y done. And I do it in sprinted such as 45 minutes work 15 “me” time. You’d need to adjust this to work at school.

So my hardest class was chemistry I just didn’t like it at all if you apply yourself and not sock it should be fairly easy to get a high 80 or low 90. First semester 85 2nd 93.

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@DebaterMAX07/10/2020 at 07:12PM

Hope this helps and please coomenfbif you need something clarified

@DebaterMAX07/20/2020 at 05:55PM

Also my school all teachers had office hours before or after school 3x/week and we had a study center after school so as physics said make sure to use resources

07/11/2020 at 07:54AM

Every student is unique so no one can say how hard it will be for you specifically to get straight As. I've been an honors student throughout high school, though I only took 2 honors as a freshman as well. I don't consider myself to be especially intelligent or anything but I took all APs and honors courses after sophomore year (I couldn't take many my first 2 years) and I got 4 Bs in total. Looking back I'm disappointed because I know I could have done better if I had tried.

The point I'm trying to make is that it's absolutely NOT the hardest thing to get straight As, especially if you're only taking 2 honors classes. The most important thing to do is catch yourself before your grades start slipping (make sure you have high Bs or solid As midway through the semester), and seek help when you need it! Mentality is everything.