The new school year is underway in many parts of the country and just around the corner in others. For high school seniors, this means looking forward to a busy year of social, athletic, and academic obligations. In order to not let the competing priorities in your life derail your academic achievement this year, follow these tips from the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program.
Get a Calendar
Being your best in school depends heavily on your ability to manage your time effectively. A calendar provides a tool to help you organize your demanding schedule. If you have a mobile device, utilize its calendar feature to keep track of events like important tests, assignment deadlines, athletic practices, and extracurricular commitments. Set up alerts on your phone to remind you of these events as well. This way, you can remember to leave enough time for studying, know when its most important to get a good night’s rest, or when it’s time to fuel up on those carbs for the big game.
It’s easy during your senior year to let your academic achievement slip. You’ve put in years of schooling and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may have even already decided where you want to go to college next fall. While looking to the future, don’t forget to stay focused on the present. It’s important your commitment to academic achievement and on-field performance stay at Heisman caliber levels. It’s these these good habits you form today that will follow you into the next phases of your life including college and your professional career.
Learn the Act of Balancing
As a senior you will have a lot of people and activities vying for your time. Whether it’s social events to fill your calendar, the extra level of time needed to be the leader on your athletic team, or the heavy class load, learning to balance it all can be cumbersome. Learn to carve out the necessary time needed for each event and learn to not over commit. Keep your top priorities on no more than three or four activities and remember to use your calendar.
As a senior it’s important to keep sight of your dreams while pursuing academic achievement today. Manage your time well and stay focused on your goals. Do this, and your senior year will be your best year yet.