Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Juniors -- You Will Survive, As the Song Says

Juniors right now are dying. Not actually, of course, but they may feel like it. The standardized tests, the pressure to finish junior year with flying colors (if applying in the fall, these are the last grades colleges will see); trying to figure out how to spend the summer. It's enough to make a teen weep. Here's a list of the things to consider during these last six weeks or so. One of the important reminders: start asking for letters of recommendation this year in order to beat the fall rush. This gives your teacher more time to write a thoughtful letter. And always remember to ask whether the letter will be a positive one. If not, move on. Good luck, juniors, and just keep your eye on the prize. No, not college! Getting this spring behind you.

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