“The Advice I Would Give To Someone Starting High School “
This essay will explain the different areas of advice I would give to incoming high school freshman. In order to do this I will describe the following areas of advice: social; academic; extra curricular aspects.
I will start of with the social aspects of high school. We have all gone to High School at one point in our lives. It is safe to say that most of us if not all have thought at one point or another “if I only knew then what I know now, high school would be way different.” High school was our transitional period of finding out who we are as individuals.
Some years ago I was an awkward freshman entering my first year Clairemont High. Twelve years to be exact. When I first walked through the front doors of the school, I never thought I would truly make it out alive. I had a bowl looking haircut. I had an image in my mind of what high school would be like. The image went along these lines: me looking super cool, me being star football player, and me hanging out with all the cool kids. Well lets be honest it was nothing like my vision. High school was like nothing I had imagined. The sophomores, juniors and seniors intimidated me. With their edgy 90’s hair and loud, raunchy jokes I immediately felt like an ant looking up at a human. It was a culture shock. Coming from a middle school where homework was rarely assigned, I couldn’t believe that my advanced English teacher expected me to read a book and write an essay in three days. Then I realized that it wasn’t just English teacher, who had high expectations, but my four other teachers expected me to turn in assignments daily as well, or else my grade would suffer. I was not use to a blocked schedule. On top of this, I was unprepared for the time commitment that playing a high school sport required. Let’s just say I was overwhelmed. Once I became a sophomore everything started to change.
Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done....