Essay On Starting High School

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I never really knew exactly how I felt about starting high school. While I was excited to make new friends and learn new things, I was also very nervous about finding my way around and trying to stay out of the way of upperclassmen. I knew the work would be difficult, so I was dreading that. But I also knew that there were so many extra-curricular activities and that I would have a blast. All these feelings built into one confusing emotion. Knowing what I know now, though, there really isn't much to be scared about! So, for all those new incoming freshman out there, I'm here to help you make it through your first year of high school! Here is just a list of some of the things I found helpful throughout my first year.

The first thing to remember
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If you do not understand the material, ask your teacher! Chances are, there are others who also don't get it and are silently asking the same question. They'll be glad someone spoke up! If you are having great difficulty, you can also set up a time before or after school to meet with your teacher. Remember, they are there to help you! There has been quite a few times when I thought it was probably a stupid question but then it sparks a class discussion that puzzles quite a few people.

6) Upperclassmen really aren't so bad. They may look super intimidating, but they were in your same position years ago. They understand how you feel. You can always go to one of them if you have a question about anything. Plus, they can make pretty great friends. Upperclassman can be some of the greatest mentors during your high school career, you just have to remember they have already been through most of the problems you are experiencing.

7) The littlest things can get you into trouble. For example, at my school if you punch someone in the face you will get suspended. I know it is a stupid rule but you just have to be careful and stay out of the administrations way.

8) Have fun! I cannot stress this enough! High school is supposed to be one of your greatest moments in life! If you relax and have fun then it this will be one of the best times in your life. Just remember not to get caught punching someone in the
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