Academic Difficulties in the New Year

January 31, 2023

As our high school journey slowly progresses towards college, and without saying our applications, so does our course load. An increase in workload can seem overbearing and may deprive you of precious sleep in the race to complete all your assignments. It is for this reason that it is important not to overwork yourself just to “catch up” or reach a certain level. Everyone has a limit and if you exert yourself past that limit, it becomes detrimental not only to your grade but to your health as well. To deal with the incoming AP season and college classes, it is best to progressively focus on your workload, being careful to not let it overwhelm you. If it reaches to the point where you procrastinate and are unable to make up lost work, prioritize the most important tasks and organize yourself in a way where you are able to maintain a stable mindset. Everyone learns best when going at their own pace and forcing yourself to compete with others when ill-prepared will only catapult your struggles into impending desperation. Please be kind to yourself when approaching work, and don’t forget everyone’s not the same, so do not compare yourself to others. Do things the way they work best for you and be sure to ask for help if you need it. There is a lot of work ahead, and healthy practices benefit all of us in the long run. Good luck!

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