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The High School Survival Guide: Robi Edition

To help incoming freshmen stay on the right path throughout their high school years
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Asia Norwood

on 21 May 2012

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Transcript of The High School Survival Guide: Robi Edition

The High School Survival Guide: Robi Edition FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!! Tip #1: Academics Social The Extra Stuff The Middle The Beginning The End A Little Bit More... According to "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey, you must "Be Proactive" By this, I mean from here in YOU will have to take responsibility for your own actions; no one will baby you! Believe it or not, your 9th grade year will either help you or haunt you, so it is vital that you..... Tip #2: Don't be afraid to ask for help when you don't understand something "Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why." ~Bernard Baruch Tip #3: Be a learner, not just a student Student Learner solely focused on attaining a grade vs. focused on actually retaining the information given for future purposes Of course "passing" is important, but be sure to take the time to learn and understand the curriculum........it will only benefit you in the near future! What's the difference? Tip #4: Tip #5: Tip #6: Tip #7: Take Your Challenging Classes First!!!!!!!! Get A Study Buddy This falls under one of Covey's 7 Habits: Synergize! "Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create a better solution than either could do alone. It's not your way or my way but a better, higher way." (182 Covey) This can fall under Covey's habit entitled "Put First Things First". I related this to that habit in particular because from experience, taking your REQUIRED classes instead of mainly electives will benefit you during your senior year. Unlike some of my peers, you won't have to worry about taking an important class at the last minute.....trust me you don't need the added stress! Step outside of your "comfort zone" and into your "courage zone"!! In your courage zone, you are likely to find, "...uncertainity, pressure, change, and the possibility of failure" (116 Covey). But, in this zone you will reach your full potential so...... Everyone is NOT your friend!!!!!!! Choose your friends wisely because ,sadly, some of the people you become aquainted with will turn on you! But don't sweat it, it's only high school. Tip #8: Join sports teams or clubs Not only will this help you meet new people, it will also look great on college applications! Don't feel like you have to do what your peers claim they're doing (sex, drugs, etc.). You might have to follow, according to Covey, The Refusal Skill™ steps (214, Covey, C.H.E.F.®) 1. Ask Questions (What am I doing?)
2.Name the Trouble (Identify what you're doing)
3.State the Consequences (What would happen if you get caught?)
4.Suggest an Alternative (Have a safe AND legal backup plan)
5.Take off (If you can't resist, just leave) Follow these simple steps when you feel pressured to do anything. Develop good rapport with faculty Tip #9: Tip #10: With college right around the corner you are going to need letters of recommendation from teachers. If you're an overall good student, they'll be more than happy to help. BREATHE!!!!!!! These four years will, literally, fly by so try your best to enjoy each and every day. These will, hopefully, be some of the best years of your life before entering into adulthood!
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