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Preparing for College

Nisha Razack, Editor

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So much to do… So little time.

I understand completely.  The process gets overwhelming pretty quickly.

But it’s ok.

Here are some tips that I wish that someone had told me:

  1. Be open to change: When I first thought about going away to college, I wanted for sure to go out of state. But then I couldn’t narrow down a city (let alone a state) so I decided to stay in state. I still wanted to be as far away from my family as possible, but after a while I realized it was hard for me to be so far from my sister. So we ended up going to the same college. My point is, just because you think you have a plan now, doesn’t mean that those plans won’t change. Embrace what life has to offer you. Which leads me to my next point…
  2. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a 10 year plan: If you do have one, great. Most of us don’t know how we’re gonna get out of bed at five in the morning let alone where we see ourselves in 10 years. Guys, 10 years is a long time. That’s a lot of change and growing that’s going to happen between now and then. What you want now, isn’t necessarily what you’ll want later. So just relax and go with the flow.
  3. Your standardized test scores don’t define you: There’s so much pressure on what score you’re gonna get. Between parents, teachers, and colleges, it may seem like the world is against you. But truth be told, it’s going to be ok. You are smart. I mean a little test prep never hurt anyone,  but don’t go overboard.

That’s it guys!! Have a great summer!!

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The student news site of Smoky Hill High School
Preparing for College