Freshmen Tips


Emma Young

Hey, Freshmen! Congrats, you’ve made it to the last two months of the school year! They are going to go by faster than you know, and I have some tips to help you push through.

Stay diligent! This time of year, the weather is getting nicer and everyone is itching to get outside. I get it! Spend the time with your friends making these last two months fun. However, remember that your grades now are just as important as they have been all year. If you have been on top of all your homework and assignments, keep at it. Do not slack off just because you don’t think an assignment is worth doing or a test is not worth studying for. If you are not content with your grades, now is the time to turn in that late work and get up to speed. Check Skyward daily and keep yourself accountable.

Don’t procrastinate! If you have a big project or paper due near the end of the semester, I cannot stress enough how important it is to start it early. It is a good habit to get into and pushing it off each day you don’t begin just leaves you with more work to do. Divide up the work and set goals for yourself so you feel productive once you’ve accomplished them.

Lastly, get out of your comfort zone! It’s easier said than done, I know, but you will find that the more you put into your high school years, the more you’ll get out. Whether it be going the extra mile on an assignment, or getting involved with a club or sport, it is never too late. If you have been reluctant to try something new, try it now. You can really make the best of the rest of your freshman year by maximizing the opportunities given to you. There are so many staff members and students at West who are more than willing to help you, all you have to do is reach out.

Keeping working hard and enjoy the rest of the semester. You all have bright futures ahead of you. You’ve got this!