End of the Year Tips

Evan Blust

Staff Writer

As we approach the end of the school year, some students may want to slack, but now is one of the most important times to keep your grades up. A lot of the time, students’ grades will drop towards the end of the school year. Here is some advice from your fellow students to keep this from happening.


“Time management,” said sophomore Ben Virgo and, “...don’t cram,” said senior Melissa Gao. These two individuals have similar ideas. At the end of the year, it’s important to use your time wisely. You may not have much homework but this provides you with time to study for those important AP and Regents tests. Don’t wait until the night before a test to study. It’s proven that looking over your notes little bits at a time helps a person remember something better.

 

“Keep it up,” said sophomore Ian Freezman,” Don’t slack and thinks it’s the end of the year so it’s not important. This marking period counts the same as the others.” Freezman provides us with some good information. All marking periods count the same. It affects your GPA and your overall average for the year badly if you slack so keep it up.

 

“Don’t stress out,” said sophomore Muhammad Musaab and Gao said,” Have a little bit of fun because it’s the end of the year and you’ve been working hard.” Even though you need to keep working hard, have a little fun. This doesn’t mean skip school or class or not do your homework. It means add a clever joke into an assignment as long as it’s relevant and flows smoothly, or try to relax and the occasional whisper in class won’t hurt. Also, if you stress out it makes life more difficult. Just take it easy and as said above manage your time and you’ll be ok.


“Keep your priorities in order,” said freshman Haberle Conlon,” keep a solid and maintained approach both academically and athletically, the whole spectrum.” It is fun to think about what you’re going to be doing over the summer, but school and athletics are first priority because it is not summer yet.