Freshmen & Sophomores: Learn to Manage Time!

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Start early in high school with working hard on a daily basis. It’s important that you are diligent with everything you do–it will help you fully prepare for the rigors of college life. Only through practice can you master this skill– so get some practice in!

Having the appropriate workload is key to time management success. Taking rigorous classes matters, but in order to impress your colleges, you will need to do well in those classes.
Carefully plan your academic schedule for fall! Don’t overload your schedule with too much rigor if that schedule won’t allow you to succeed. With AP and honors classes, talk to multiple students in the grade ahead of you to find out the daily expected workload. You can also chat with teachers in the grade ahead of you so you can better understand academic expectations.

For students, learning how to manage time between academics & extracurriculars takes practice and discipline. With eight hours of “seat time” a day—piling on the extracurriculars may be difficult for some students to handle. Participate in an appropriate amount of outside activities— play a sport, get a job, volunteer, pursue a hobby, audition for a performance group—but you don’t need to try to do all these things. Colleges just want to see you contributing to your community by doing what you love. Ultimately that’s what will make your life more interesting in the long run anyway.

To learn more on how you can manage your time more effectively, call us at (818) 207-0263.

Incidentally, there are two ways you can utilize your summers wisely in an effort to increase your rigor: 1) Take summer classes to get something out of the way early and/or 2) Accomplish interesting extracurriculars during the summer, leaving more time during the academic year to work on academics.

Doing well in classes while balancing your outside activities shows colleges you are serious about your education and have the ability to multi­task. Staying focused and working diligently can help you get more done in less time, it builds good habits. If you do that, you can excel in your courses & have extra time to participate in extracurricular activities that interest you.

We understand that each and every student is different, and some need more time for homework and assignments than others. We can work with you to create a customized overall academic/extracurricular schedule that works for you. We’ll help plan out your schedule to ensure you’re comfortable with the workload.

We help students set priorities to seek extracurricular activities that will fit in well with the time they need to accomplish academics. Grades are paramount when it comes to college applications, but extracurricular involvement is what sets you apart from others to give you that extra boost. We try to get you involved with activities that fit your overall “theme” & your interests. That way you will have a well balanced, interesting high school life and stellar college applications!

To learn more on how you can manage your time more effectively, call us at (818) 207-0263.