As most underclassmen are well aware, junior year can bring more stress and tears than the rest of high school. Difficult classes combined with studying for standardized tests such as the SATs, as well as the looming presence of college applications in the next year, can create a very long and grueling year. Junior year is also regarded as one of, if not the, most important year of your high school career. This can all sound overwhelming; don’t freak out quite yet, though. Hopefully, you will find that junior year may not be that stressful once you break it down.Junior year usually includes classes more rigorous than underclassmen courses, so it is almost a guarantee that you will have to devote more time and effort for each course. Ideally, you want to sign up for classes that you can perform well in academically while challenging you. A good idea when signing up for classes is to choose more rigorous classes, like AP courses, in subjects you are stronger in. Sign up for easier classes in subjects you may be lacking in. Be sure to include electives that you are genuinely interested in if possible, since that will be more likely to keep you motivated. Plan out a potential senior year schedule as well, if possible, so you can have a clear vision in mind for the next two years.Junior year is the time to start prepping for standardized tests if you have not yet started. Whether you take the SATs, ACTs, or another test, it’s best to begin studying well in advance so that your do your absolute best. Decide when you will take these tests and plan a studying schedule around these dates. Even studying in the summer before junior year can get you ahead of the game!
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