Finals week is coming up and the stress levels are rising. The pressure of school is building up to an all time high. Us as high-schoolers (not all) begin to procrastinate. We lay things off and put unimportant things over studying and school work. Finals are just around the corner along with AP Testing. I’m stressed about AP Testing because that is happening less than 2 days from now. I haven’t done much studying and need to do it as soon as possible. A 40% on the test will give me a passing 3. Scoring a 70% on the test would give me a 5. Those percentages seem low but you have to know a lot of your stuff even to just get a 3 on the AP Test. My AP Physics class was offered multiple study sessions and test throughout the past weeks but I haven’t been able to go to any of them due to sports. On top of my AP Testing on Tuesday, I also have a history EXAM worth 500 points. I as many points as I can get to raise my grade before the end of the final semester.
Time has gone by so fast. It feels like i’ve barely been in high-school but 2 years of it has already flashed by just like that. My sophomore year in high-school is nearly over. I can’t believe that when this semester ends, I will be a junior and after my junior year passes in a flash, I’ll be a senior getting ready for college. I’ll have to worry about what’s to come junior year and on top of senior year. All the SAT studying and applying to all the colleges I want to go to and the stress of waiting to find out if I actually got accepted into ANY college.
Procrastinating is probably the worst possible thing you can ever do in high-school. ESPECIALLY if it’s the end of the semester. You think you’ll do your school work later or somewhere down the road but the work will just end up stacking and stacking until you can’t take it anymore and all you can do is just watch your grade drop letter by letter. By the end of the semester, everyone wants to party. Senioritis is spread down to the underclassmen. Even the teachers see it. They feel like the high-school vibe is ‘loose’. That’s the opposite of what the teachers want. They want their students to be studying and preparing for finals. They need to be in the mindset of wanting to finish finals and passing because as soon as you’re done, you’re home free.