How to survive junior year

As you walk the halls amongst these zombified creatures, as an upperclassman, you are looked up to for advice and hope.

No longer are you a measly underclassman, but have risen through the ranks and become an upperclassman.

But don’t let this sudden surge of power get to your head.

You are not out yet.

I know it feels like you are stuck in an endless loop, but you will get out. Soon.

Here’s four steps to survive your junior year.

Step 1: Don’t procrastinate.

I know you have heard every single adult say it all your life, but this year, their nagging will become a reality for you.

The constant struggle of staying up until midnight to finish essays is over.

It is vitally important for you to stay on top of your homework.

Step 2: PSAT to SAT

This is the real deal. The test colleges will actually look at. To prepare for this, you can do a number of things.

Go to Khan Academy’s website and take practice tests that are identical to what the real SAT will look like.

You might be that lazy student whose ego is through the roof and thinks he’s got this test in the bag.

Trust me, you don’t. It is fundamentally necessary for you to prepare for this major test.

This is the one of the many ways colleges will see you and you do not want to mess it up.

Step 3: Stay Connected Throughout the piles of papers and endless scribbles of notes, you must remember that it is always a good idea to take a break from the stress and exhaustion of studying.

You can not forget about your after-school clubs.

You do not have a lot of time left in this trivial school, so go out and make friends with the people that are here.

You may find that you have a lot in common with the people that you pass by every single day.

Step 4: Road to College

Entering freshman year, you do not need to worry so much about college.

College is just a word that pops up during holiday family dinners.

However, it is cruitual for you to start visiting colleges and connecting with representatives, not just throwing away hundreds of letters.

Go to the college’s websites and look at what you need to do to apply there.

Visit your college counselor and see what you need to do as a junior to prepare for college.

If you want to survive this year, use these four steps to get you to senior year.