To be successful in high school, you need a little patience and motivation. Unfortunately, you will encounter distractions along the way and sometimes it will become difficult to continue. However, if you want to be a successful student, you have to start learning to let go of these distractions. Doing this during the school year can be difficult and also tiring, but the work always pays off at the end. If you are successful you want to do it with distinction and you also want to be remembered as a good student. So remember that becoming a successful student will determine your success in the future.
Step 1. Make good use of your schedule
Don't just write down your homework, but make sure you write down and remember the things you will need (such as exercises, study sessions, etc.). In order to become a successful high school student, you must have the ability to do all activities well.
Use your calendar to organize yourself and carry out your plans. If you spend more than an hour on a math homework assignment, it's clear that you don't understand it and you're hurting yourself. So stop, put it aside, and move on to other homework. Come back to this assignment later and if you still don't understand it, explain the problem to your teacher. Chances are your teachers are happy to help you and not to take points away from you. Just make sure you tried to get the job done
Step 2. Get organized
Make sure you have all the supplies you need. Having pocket binders can be useful for each lesson (maybe only one folder per lesson) with loose sheets and dividers. If your teacher enjoys lecturing, have a spiral notebook or multipurpose notebook to jot down and jot down some pictures and ideas to use as a memory aid later. Thus, pages are less likely to come off compared to loose sheets. Keep the papers in chronological order, so it will be easier for you to find them later when you want to study.
If your filing cabinet starts to fill up, transfer old papers to another filing cabinet to keep at home. That way you don't have to lug them around, but they'll be there when you need them to learn for the exams and for the final exams
Step 3. Remember that school is important
You don't have to be the one who sits in the corner of the room reading big books before being seen as someone who takes their studies seriously. The truth is, school is important. You need it to have a good resume and to get into a good college and later on get a good career that will support you for the rest of your life and even if you decide not to go to college, school is of great social and intellectual utility.
It's important to have fun and have lots of extracurricular activities, but school should always be your number one priority. That said, never take homework, tests and quizzes lightly! Note that extracurricular activities also make a good impression on your resume
Step 4. Know that school is as important as social life
Balance is the key. You can be someone who scores great in all advanced classes, but if you don't mention any extracurricular activities in your college entry record, you'll have a hard time getting accepted. It's just not a good idea anyway.
Continue to keep the bar high when it comes to your homework, but be sure to let go a little sometimes to join a few clubs consistently throughout your high school years. You will not regret it
Step 5. Participate in school activities
You don't have to wear aura colors every day or be a cheerleader to do this. All you need to do is follow the events: the news, who won the basketball game last Friday, take part in school activities like dances and variety shows while keeping the plans in mind that your school board has for school, etc.
Just as keeping up with political events and news is important, so is being active on your campus. This will not only put you in touch with others, but it is always good to have collective unity on a student body. It shows that you care about the learning environment you are in and that you support all the organizations in your school
Step 6. Join a sports team
It's easy to forget to stay in shape when the workload starts to add up, so joining a team at your school makes it one less worry in your schedule. It's already built into your daily routine.
If you go for all three seasons that's fine, but make sure you're reasonable. For example, if you are good at and know you will have a lot of homework, you should probably consider taking a break. Do your best on your sports team as well as during your homework and you will be more than incomparable. This way you are healthy and excel in your schoolwork
Step 7. Determine what your hobbies are and find a club that enjoys them
Not being an athlete is no excuse for not having something to do after school. If you are interested in art, join the art club. If music is your passion, join the orchestra or a group.
Join any group and make sure to stay there for a long time. This is the weight in your university registration file. If you are not in one of your school's clubs, ask your principal to start a new one. This one will most likely agree and it's just a quick and easy process in starting a new business at your school
Step 8. Think about college
From the second year, start visiting the clubs of the university. You don't have to decide on anything yet, but it will help you decide whether you want to go to a large or a small school (urban, rural or suburban, whether a public school is an acceptable choice and so on).
Visit your guidance counselor many times. The latter will write you a letter of recommendation, so the better he knows you, the better you will get a letter from him. Your guidance counselor can also recommend a university and help you find scholarships
Step 9. Think about your overall GPA
Your GPA is as important to you as the credit score is to your parents. A low credit score prevents your parent from being able to get a loan, rent an apartment, get a credit card, get a cell phone, and so on.
Your parents' credit score is their lifeline. He opens and closes doors. Your GPA is also your lifeline! With a high GPA, there are many options available after graduation. You will have a lot of choice when it comes to which universities you can enroll in. However, a low average limits your options. There is an agenda for everyone, but making a choice will lead you to a glorious end
Step 10. Sympathize with everyone
There are a lot of things you need to think about i.e. bands, who you must be friends with, who are popular ones etc.
The best thing to do, then, is to just be friends with everyone. Be confident and be yourself. Make a habit of greeting people and don't be afraid to talk to new classmates. The more comfortable you feel with a more diverse group of people, the more people will like you and the more you will get used to living with different people later in life
Step 11. Don't compare yourself to others
You won't have to stress yourself so much, since you already have several things to think about rather than trivial things like that. High school is the only place where you compete with yourself. Every day you should only try to do better, regardless of how the girl sitting across from you looks better, gets better grades, has a sexier boyfriend, etc. In ten years, it won't matter anymore.
Think about yourself. Think about what you can do to become better. So, do what's most important
Step 12. Don't procrastinate
This is probably the first curse of all high school students. It's tough, but a good option if you do it once in a while.
However, as exams, contests and compositions approach, don't make it a habit. You will only be disappointed at the end, especially at university where frequent compositions and a multitude of lessons will become routine. It is better to get used to doing things in advance and in normal times rather than waiting until the last minute
Step 13. Eat breakfast and lunch
It sounds silly, but you'd be surprised how many people go without having breakfast or lunch. It's not only stupid, but it's crappy and unhealthy. First of all, the waffles are delicious. If you don't have time for lunch at home, grab some at the bus stop or buy some in the cafeteria before the first class.
It is important to jumpstart your metabolism in the best way so that it can function normally throughout the day. Breakfast is important to keep your stomach from growling during your last class. When you have a full stomach, it will keep you focused. In fact, skipping a meal only slows down your metabolism and makes you gain more weight, not less
Step 14. Stay healthy inside and outside of school
Do not fall into the trap of the vending machine. The majority of the food there is just plain unhealthy and disgusting.
- If the dispenser is all you have right now, go with soy chips or anything made from whole grains. Also, don't fall into the vitamin water trap, it's filled with sugar. If you are a competitive athlete and can burn those 400 calories fast, you need to go for this drink or something else.
- At home, have an after-school snack to keep your tummy full until lunchtime. Invest in fruits, nuts, and healthy foods. Loading your tummy with bad food during the day is not only unhealthy, but will only give you temporary energy for homework or for a 10-page exercise that you have to deal with in the evening.
Step 15. Get enough sleep
This is easier said than done, but sleep has so many benefits. If all high school kids got about 8-9 hours of sleep the way they wanted, everyone would be a lot happier. Try to do things normally so that you have more time to take a nap. This will not only keep you awake during the day, but it will help improve your complexion and figure and you will be more likely to pay attention to classes that are boring you and as a result you will be good at these subjects.. Of course, this is not always possible, especially in the dreaded third year. If you take more than three special classes and are in these clubs and sports, there's a good chance you'll be awake until 1 a.m. doing homework. If this happens, skip clubs or sports the next day and get some sleep. You are no longer good for anything when you are severely sleep deprived. It's a wonderful thing to take naps.
Also, caffeine can help you stay focused, but there are potential side effects and addiction can harm you in the short and long term. Try to use the stimulant in moderate amounts and only when you really need it such as for an important test
Step 16. The only trend you need to follow is yourself
This doesn't mean that you then have to go to school the next day putting a pantyhose on your head or whatever. You need to have your own style and identity so you will look the best in high school and not like some replica of all the other girls wearing heels (if you are male and reading this, however, you will not be wearing heels).
Be original and don't be afraid to be yourself. It is ideal, but essential. People will probably remember you and want to be your friend if you are scheming and different
Step 17. Try to go out on the weekends
You have spent five days of hard work and it is high time you relaxed a little. During the weekend, if you have friends you can hang out with, go somewhere fun and have a blast. Even if you don't have a lot of friends, then spend the weekend relaxing and doing what you love the most.
Relax and recharge, so on Mondays you could forget about the holidays and concentrate again. However, remember school is the top priority, so don't do this if you have a ton of homework this weekend
Step 18. Never give up
Again, it is difficult, but important. High school will bring you to meet new people, make new friends over time. Learn to laugh at yourself when you make a mistake. Don't beat yourself up when you sometimes get a C or a D (receive an F, God forbid) in a test or quiz. Tell yourself that you need to learn more and strive for an A the next time. If your team has lost a game, tell yourself that you need to put in a little more effort next practice.
- If you learn how to do this, you can apply it outside of school and in other great areas of your life. Learn from your mistakes and you will move forward. Just remember that nobody is perfect.
- If you're looking for a way to stop procrastinating, here's a tip. The hardest part of getting things done is getting started. Force yourself to start your homework or study without thinking about it for at least fifteen minutes. You will find that you have accustomed your brain to work and you will be put in this state of mind. At that point, you will be so immersed in your work that you will forget your fifteen minutes!
- Stay away from criticism and gossip. You have much more important things in your schedule that you need to think about.
- Remember that organizing and high school in general is a learning process. Consider that you are constantly improving. As you can see for yourself, you will also be able to discover methods and habits that you will adopt throughout your life. Don't be afraid to work by trial and error and take risks. You will be glad you did.
- Learn to empathize with your teachers. This will definitely make things easier for you in the future when you have to apply for universities and when you need recommendations.
- Even if you are a shy person, try to make at least a few friends, so you will have someone to talk to and someone to support you in a difficult situation. It helps you join clubs that interest you and you can show your interest in those hobbies that make you shine. You will be surprised at how you will attract people like a magnet.
- If you're having trouble keeping up with your homework load, let your teachers know.Don't be afraid to ask for an extension or a helping hand before / after school or during lunch or some free time. They are there to help you. Also, the worst thing they can do is refuse to help.
- When you feel like giving up, just think about the university you want to enroll in. Think of a university like Versailles St Quentin, Paris-Sorbonne, University of Strasbourg, Panthéon-Sorbonne, etc. If you think of it this way, it will help you a lot!
- Different students prefer different methods of organization. Some teachers don't burden you with class, but others may force you to take 3 pages of notes each day. Some students are better organized than others. Pay attention to your individual needs. If you are a student who is super organized, the majority of teachers will not force you to take too many notes (1 page of notes per day) and be prepared to empty your filing cabinet from time to time in a larger one at home. You may prefer to have one big three-ring binder for all of your courses and have only one section per course. It can help you keep a lighter load in your backpack. If you are a student who is very disorganized, you will have teachers who will force you to keep a lot of sections per lesson (or if you just prefer to have multiple sections) and teachers who will make you take lots of notes per day. It is best for you to keep a separate file for each major subject (math, history, science, English, language lessons) and a large one for lessons outside the classroom. For most students who are in between, keep a workbook in the morning and afternoon with 1 to 2 sections per lesson, depending on the number of grades and the importance of the lesson.
- Getting into a romantic relationship is purely optional. You should never feel the need to date someone just because everyone else is. You still have a lot of years ahead of you, so why not put your high school years to good use to focus on schoolwork and then get into a good college?
- You may at times miss a day although this is not recommended, but remember that this is an extreme measure and not something to be done regularly. This does a lot for the students who are in three clubs, a sports team and who take 3 to 4 special courses. If you feel like you are exhausted, ask your parents if you can stay home for a day, but don't do this unless you have permission. Make sure there are no tests or important deadlines on the day you choose not to go to school. If you have homework schedules online, do tonight's homework to get to the point, otherwise there's no need to take the day off!
- Don't worry about those who bully you, they're not cool. They try to be, but they are not! You have higher priorities in your life that you need to worry about, and it's not constructive to surround yourself with people who have negative thoughts. Try to avoid bullies as best you can and surround yourself with positive people in your life, such as your friends, to keep bullies away.
- Don't overwork yourself. If you do this your grades will start to drop and the opposite of what you want to happen will happen.