By Justin Albright, Posted April 16, 2014
The Brand has been receiving constant requests for an advice column from all the underclassmen, so for all of you that are struggling to get by, and under the stress of high school, take a deep breath and relax. In my four years here, it’s safe to say that I’ve experienced it all, so here’s a guide to passing high school.
First of all, the most important thing you can do is to just show up on time to class on a daily basis and pay attention. If you pay attention, you will succeed at Lowry. Your grade might not be an A, but you’ll still pass. There are times when you can mess around in class, but save that for when the teacher isn’t talking. When the teacher is talking, pay attention.
If you want an A, do your homework. Teachers assign homework for a reason, it may be annoying and take up ridiculous amounts of time, but your grade will flourish if you get your homework done. High school is designed for you to pass; all you have to do is take advantage of the opportunity.
Lay out a plan for your schoolwork. A lot of you are athletes, so you may not have a lot of time to do your homework. It’s important to always make time for homework, but also make time to get a decent amount of sleep. Procrastination kills in school, we all do it, but it’s important to limit your procrastination and strive for that good grade.
If you have a question; ask. High school may be easy, but at times the homework can be a handful and you may not get it done on time. If that’s the case, ask questions in class. There are some great teachers here that will help you at all costs. There’s no point in sitting at your desk confused if the teacher doesn’t help you, there’s also a beautiful invention called Google. Google solves all problems.
A social life, good grades, or a lot of sleep. Most people say that you’ll only be able to choose two of those three options but if you play your cards right, it is possible to achieve all three of those.
Lowry high school isn’t that hard to pass, if you put in a solid effort and do these few things, you will graduate from Lowry with a solid GPA.