Any Advice

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by TubbinAtor, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. TubbinAtor

    TubbinAtor Member

    Jun 27, 2015
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    I have just completed my first week of high school and its already becoming stressful. Im taking all honors and Ap that are available to me. Its hard because i have an away game 1 or 2 times a week so i have to miss some of my core classes. Its only the first week and i have things to catch up on. But other things are going well like how im a squad leader in my JROTC class and I am also the captain of the JV water polo team (freshman dont play on varsity). Any advice on how to help with catching up on school work or anything else would be helpful.

  2. Spud

    Spud BGO 5-Year Member

    Dec 27, 2011
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    I think you are experiencing what an academic year is like at the service academies. As a Cadet or Mid you will always be scrambling to stay on top of things, always feeling behind, always wanting a chance to crash and forget the academic monster, always feeling you could have done better with just a bit more time, and always seeing deadlines marching towards you. I can say that you have more time in your day than you think----you just have not discovered those minutes yet but you will. Congratulations, I think you are probably doing great and will continue to do so. Plebe Year will be a lot easier on you than a lot of your classmates.
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  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    Time management is the best skill you can learn, to help you now, and in your future.

    Be prepared to sacrifice time away from your electronics and social media, and even, some time away from friends. WASTE ZERO TIME.

    Long bus ride to school? Get off the phone and onto your Math. Down time waiting for practice? Read over your English paper. Saturday morning chores done early? Put in that extra 45 minutes on your History. Make sure your teachers know when you will be away and ask for all assignments before hand.

    I'm not saying you have to give ALL your free time to your studies, but learning to juggle all the things in your life will make more time for those things you want to accomplish and is the mark of a good leader.
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