How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

Some of the top colleges in the country are going to be attended by Carlmont seniors

Graham Godwin

Some of the top colleges in the country are going to be attended by Carlmont seniors

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

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If you’re thinking that you are studying hard for a test, think again because you aren’t.

Studying for middle school is different than studying for high school. In middle school the content was “easy” because all you needed to do was to kiss up to the teachers and you would get the grade you wanted with a decent and small amount of work.

In high school you have to actually study for math, English, history, and any other test you are taking.

You are saying, “What? We actually need to study for math tests?” I know, it’s strange. I was like that too because math was my strong suit during middle school and a five second review before my test was all I needed to get an A on the tests.

I thought the same for high school but high school teaches within a strict structure that is completely different than the flexible middle school system. Through my experience, teachers in high schools are much more beguiling and try to deceive you in every way they can.

So my conclusive advice for all you newcomers is to really study for all your tests in advance. Never assume you know the content. Always assume that the test is going to be excruciatingly hard and terrible. Never go to your old ways of saying you understand the content. Only the teacher completely understands the content he or she teaches. Always be extra prepared.

And most importantly, never be overconfident.

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