Junior year is an especially important time for high school students. Sure, you’re no longer “fresh meat” to the upperclassmen but there’s more to it than that—this is the year your college journey starts. Reflecting back on my Junior year there were a lot of things I wish I had known; to help YOU start Junior year on the right foot, here’s some advice I would have liked to hear back then.
- Practice Does Make Perfect: I am sure everyone has heard the phrase “practice makes perfect” a million times! However, what I wish I knew during junior year of high school is that this phrase is beyond true. Spending time on whatever you would like to improve definitely pays off.
Take Those Standardized a 2nd or 3rd Time: By the middle of junior year, all students should have taken the ACT or SAT. Some students will automatically get their desired score; however, there are some students who know they could have done better. While my ACT score was higher than what my dream college required, I knew I could have done better. I signed up to take the ACT again. While this was a great step, I forgot to do one thing—practice for the second time. Some people may argue that there is no way to “study” for the ACT or SAT, however, there is a way to get practice! I wish I knew that taking practice versions of the ACT would greatly help me.
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