Timely Tips for November

The holidays are here. While students will be spending time celebrating, it is important for them to stay on track with their academics and extracurricular activities. Below are some tips to help students in 8th-12th grades.

Grades 8-10

Study tips for finals:

  • Communicate with your teachers about a study guide. If one is not given by the teacher, create one, and ask the teacher if your draft needs any improvement.
  • Use the weeks before finals as a time to create solid, synthesized class notes.
  • Organize the notes from any textbooks, and clarify with the teacher if the content will be covered on the exam.
  • Review all materials at least a week or two before the actual exam.

Summer planning:

  • Use the summer as an extension to the regular school year by continuing community service or starting a new project.
  • Start looking for and pursuing part-time jobs.
  • Explore camps with enjoyable activities.
  • Take a community college course that relates to an area of interest.

Grades 11-12

11th Graders

  • Review your grades – are they where you want them to be mid-way through the semester?
  • Evaluate your involvement in clubs and extracurricular activities to determine if you need to become more involved. If so, where?
  • Make a standardized testing plan if you have not already done so.
  • Make sure to register for AP exams, which will take place in May.
  • Communicate with your UCEazy counselor before Thanksgiving week to check his/her availability to meet during the holidays.
  • Consider making a resume of your extracurricular activities.
  • For those planning to travel during school break, consider setting up a college visit.

12th Graders

  • Review your grades – are they where you want them to be mid-way through the semester?
  • Submit any college applications before the deadline.
  • Send your standardized test scores and transcript to colleges.
  • Fill out the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile for colleges if applicable.
  • Communicate with your UCEazy counselor before Thanksgiving week to check his/her availability to meet during the holidays.
  • For those planning to travel during school break, consider setting up a college visit.
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