What I Would Have Done
May 14, 2012 • Abbie Isaac, Student Life Editor
Filed under Student Life
1. I would have cared more about grades: My entire public school career I’d always floated through doing assignments and not studying, and just letting things be. I never studied for tests, and if I got a “C” in math, I didn’t care. I accepted that I got a “C”, and I would always get a “C”. If I had tried harder, and believed that I could change my grades by studying, I would have gotten much better grades. With much better grades, I would have gotten a better scholarship. If I had worked harder, I could have gotten a full ride scholarship to Somewhereville.
2. I thought that I didn’t need to study, because if I didn’t already know it, I would never learn it anyway. I found out that my idea was wrong. If you do study, you can do better on tests. If you do better on tests, you get better grades. If you get better grades, you get a better GPA. If you have a better GPA, you get more scholarship money. Scholarship money is good, and since I didn’t care if I studied, I didn’t get as much money from people. Now I have to pay for most of college. Hooray.
However, I’m not the only one with an opinion. Other seniors and some staff members have more advice for those who are entering high school, and those who are continuing high school.
1. Realized my limits, and taken on less work- This means, don’t get a job, take 5 AP classes, be in the school musical, and be in the Jazz Band all at the same time if you can’t handle it. You have to be fabulous to accomplish all those and not explode.
2. Take some cool “extracurriculars”- Clubs are really fun, and you get know people who like the same things you do.
3. Taken more CE and AP classes- College=money. If you take more AP and CE classes, that’s less money you have to spend in the future for college. Money you could be using to buy more packages of Oriental flavored Ramen.
4. Applied for more scholarships and been qualified for Regents Scholar- As before stated, college=money. There are tons of scholarships out there that nobody applies for. Money just sits around, waiting for you to take it. Regents Scholar is an easy scholarship to get because if you qualify, they give you the money.
5. Not given up so easily- Things aren’t really as hard as you think they are. You might as well try anyway.
6. Not taken so many classes just to be with my friends. Although friends are great, statistics say you probably won’t be friends forever, most of the time. If you really want to take Creative Writing, but your other friend who you can’t be separated from is taking Drawing, just take Creative Writing. One day, you’ll regret the lost opportunity to pursue something that interested you.
7. Gone to more dances and stomps- A lot of people have fun at these activities, and later on you’ll wish you had more fun than just school.