High school can be a very scary place. And I say that because when I first walked into westfield high school I was absolutely terrified. I was just a little kid coming into a public school straight from 9 years of catholic schooling. There were a lot of people I didn’t know, I had a hard time making friends, and getting good grades is very important if you want to succeed. So I figured that given my transcripts and my current 17 absences to creative writing, I would be the best person to give academic advice.
My first piece of advice is that you should try to challenge yourself, but not overwhelm yourself. Harder classes will help you learn more and find out things that you like or maybe don’t like about a certain subject. I took AP…show more content… I’m not saying that procrastinating is good, but when it comes down to it, it happens to best of us. Throughout high school I’ve figured out that there are five stages to procrastination. Stage one: having good intentions. During this stage many people develop a schedule of work to help you finish the project or paper in a more timely and stress free fashion, but simply don’t get around to doing them for a number of different reasons that vary from procrastinator to procrastinator. Stage two: Figuring out the last possible time you can get the paper or project done. This stage is where you decide that it’s a good idea to put the assignment off until the last possible minute. You will realize that isn’t a terrible way to procrastinate as long as you give yourself a cushiony time period to complete the assignment. Stage three: productive avoidance. During this stage you will search for other tasks you’ve been putting off to avoid the project or paper. Some examples include: doing the laundry that’s been piling up in your room for the last week and a half or responding to all the snapchats you’ve gotten in the last hour just so the little numbers next to app will go away. Stage four: becoming distracted by literally anything. You might have the google doc up on your computer, but that doesn’t matter when you have a netflix subscription or even just fidget spinner nearby. This is the stage I most commonly find myself stuck and I have seriously considered seeking medical help to get past it. Stage five: Crisis. This stage is the point of no return. Its midnight and the project is in class the following morning, I get to this stage a lot too and often find myself experiencing major side effects include, but are not limited to: panic attacks, self loathing, sleep deprivation(stage four should have you feeling this already), rapid caffeine intake, wishing you