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10 Tips On Surviving Senior Year

memory book 22 1 10 Tips On Surviving Senior Year1.Take college application seriously.

If you didn't start your junior year, the beginning of senior year is when you need to decide which schools you will visit and which schools you'll apply to.

2.Make an appointment with your guidance counselor.

If you feel overwhelmed by the number of schools to which you could apply, you're not alone. The good news is that your guidance counselor is sitting in his or her office right now with stacks and stacks of materials to help you develop a list of schools to apply to.

3. Get Rid of What You Don't Need

If you're not already inundated with marketing materials from every college in the land, you will be by the end of your visit with your guidance counselor. Do yourself a favor. If you know a school does not appeal to you, don't take the brochures. If they get mailed to your house, throw them away. Though you should probably consider some schools that aren't you're magically perfect ideal, there are also some that you will know just are not right. For example, if you have no intention of moving to Maine, then you don't need to hang onto that Bowdoin brochure any longer.

4.Keep Track of What You Do Need

You've met with your guidance counselor; you know which schools you want to investigate if not apply to. Your guidance counselor has probably sent you home with some materials, and probably more are on the mail. It's not a bad idea to set up a filing system for yourself so that when you are ready to work on your applications, you know exactly where each one is.

5.Don't Procrastinate.

Applying to college can be a very scary thing, but don't hide from it. The sooner you get to work on your applications, the better off you'll be.

6.Don't fall prey to senioritis.

This terrible condition strikes many students in their last year of high school. You have been working really hard. Don't put the brakes on now.

7.Stay rested.

To do your best in school and on your applications, make sure you're getting at least eight hours of sleep a day. To accomplish this, you will also have to pay particular attention to Tip #5.

8.Don't stay home on Saturday.

Go out and have some fun. People work more effectively when they mix it up with some downtime.

9.Spend time with friends and family.

Without getting too schmaltzy, you might be moving away next fall. Now is the time to make memories that will last a lifetime.

10.Don't take college application too seriously.

Yes, college is important. But, no, applying to it should not take over your entire life. Don't let the stress and pressure get to you.

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Free Money??!! Apply For A College Scholarship Now!!

Have you started applying for your scholarship yet? No? WHY NOT!?! This is free money for your education. Following these quick and easy steps will help make this process painless.

First, Eliminate the Scholarships That Don’t Apply To You
There are many scholarships available for people who want to attend college. The most practical approach to winning the money you need or want to go to school is to do some research and figure out the scholarships for which you’re eligible. Because of the overwhelming amount of scholarships out there, you will save yourself a lot of time and potentially wasted effort if you identify at the outset of your process which scholarships just don’t apply to you.

Next, Make A List of the Scholarships That You Are Most Likely To Receive
Once you’ve eliminated the list of scholarships that have nothing to do with you, you’ll probably see that the amount of scholarships is still pretty large. Of course, this is basically good news, but if you are eligible for a very large number, the clock might run out on you before you have a chance to apply to them all. To mitigate this possibility, take your research skills in a different direction by learning about the scholarships you could apply to and prioritizing the ones that you most would like to receive, and/or have the best chance of receiving.

Look Around — Are There Experts Available To You Who Can Help You In Your Quest?
The above tasks may sound daunting. Before you get too overwhelmed, ask yourself if there is someone who could help you make sense of all of the scholarships. If you are still in high school, before you do anything, you should make an appointment with your guidance counselor and let him or her help you figure out which scholarships might be the best for you, as well as which ones you are the likeliest to be awarded. If you’ve been out of high school for a while and are looking to get that college degree, chances are there’s someone in your current circle of friends, maybe someone who’s already been to college and been through this, who can help you cut through all the paperwork to get to the scholarships that are best for you.

Don’t Forget The Internet When It Comes To Tracking Down Scholarships
There are a number of Web resources at your disposal to aid you in your search for money for college. For example, Fastweb.com is a very popular site devoted to helping people match them up with scholarships for which they’re eligible. A great feature of a site like Fastweb.com is that once you enter your profile information on the site, it will e-mail you with news about upcoming scholarship deadlines.

And of course, regardless of how you find out about your scholarships, as soon as you determine which ones you’ll go after, the most important thing is to request the application materials and complete them as soon as possible.

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5 Ways To Decide On A Major

You Know This Is What You Were Born To Study
This way is undoubtedly the easiest. It seems like some people are born with a passion or anthropology or architecture. Maybe they are, maybe they’re not, but by the time they are college freshmen they have a fully formed idea of what makes them passionate when they study it. If you are one these lucky people, you don’t need to read any further.

You Know This Is What You Were Born To Do For Work
You are similar to people in the previous category, but while they seem predestined to study in a certain field, you have always known that you wanted to be a sports agent, for example, or a political operative. People like you also have a pretty easy time of picking a major. What you should to do to decide on yours is to look up the biographies of people who have the jobs you would like to have and find out what they studied. If one of these people happens to be an alum of your school, you should email them and ask them how they got to be where they are.

You Met With Your Academic Adviser
If you’re not sure, the first thing you should realize is that you’re not alone. There are a bunch of people in your class who also don’t know what to major in, first of all. Secondly, none of you are alone because all of you have academic advisers. Make an appointment with your academic adviser to talk over the question of what you should major in. Your adviser can look at your high school transcript, talk to you about what you love and hate to study, and what you might like to do for work. To make this meeting even more productive, you can think about these things beforehand. As a result of your talk with your academic adviser, you should have a list of subject areas for consideration. And where, you might ask, do you go from there?

You Talked To Faculty Members
Find the subjects on the list you made with your academic adviser and email the department heads in the various departments you’ve identified. Ask that person if you could drop by and talk about what it would be like to major in that area. A department head’s job (part of it, anyway) is to administer all of the majors in the program, so that person will be able to give you a good idea about whether or not you and his or her subject are a good match.

You Heard An Exciting Rumor In The Dorm
Keep your ears open to what your peers are studying. Talk to people about what they’re taking and whether or not they like it. You might end up with a major you’d have never dreamed you’d pursue, but one that will keep you fascinated for your college career and beyond.

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