Monday, September 5, 2011

The Adventures of a Freshman

It has been nearly two weeks since I started high school in Florida Atlantic University high.
For me and many others, high school is a fresh start and the beginning of a new adventure.

The high school I'm attending (FAU High) has less than 70 freshman, and only a few of them I know.
FAU high is a tough school. In ninth grade they push four years of high school knowledge in one year.
So technically, once you graduate ninth grade, you have basically completed high school.
Starting from tenth grade, all the classes you take are college courses, and are all located in the Florida Atlantic University campus.

These first two weeks have been very busy: I already have had multiple tests, completed a project, and received a new project to work on.

The transition from middle school to high school is tough, and getting accustom as quickly as you can to your new schedule is critical.

Some other useful tips I've bundled up include:

1. Keep organized - Good organizational skills are the key to success, especially because it saves you time and stress if you lose something.

2. Be Friendly - Don't be shy. Try to talk to everyone, and see whether or not they are your "cup-of-tea."

3. Talk to Your Teachers - Don't hesitate to speak to your teachers when you have a question. Asking questions displays bravery and interest in the subject, qualities that most teachers admire.

4. Don't Procrastinate - Leaving assignments to the last minute is a definite "no-no." What happens is sometimes you underestimate the amount of work you actually have. Some assignment may seem easy, but may require a long time to complete.

5. Work Hard, Play Hard - After so much studying and stress, don't forget to leave time for yourself to relax or do the things you love to do. Remember, "All work, and no play, makes Jack a dull boy."

That's all for now.
Hope to see you next time on my next blog.


Karam Atli

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