Mainly a teacher or parents’ life has been spent trying to help teenagers and young adults adjust to life. Let’s look at those suggestions.
Decide now that the coming school year will be your best ever. Enter it with a positive attitude.
Accept your teachers as talented and qualified professionals who will do their best to help you become a better student. Some of my best friends were my teachers.
Be positive and caring toward your classmates. The problems they face are similar to yours. Of the tens of thousands of students I have had the privilege of addressing in large groups in high school and college convocations, I do not believe even one was problem free.
Sit as close as you can to the front of the room and the teacher in order to avoid distractions. Stay focused on what the teacher is saying.
Everything you can learn in every class will be needed some day. Learn all you can about as many things as you can.
Go to bed each night early enough to get all the sleep you will need to be alert and in a learning mode all day long.
Eat and exercise properly. Good nutrition, not quick bits of junk food, coupled with daily physical exercise will help you to be in good physical, mental and emotional health.
Never cheat by using another person’s answer as your own. Better to flunk than to cheat. I heard a man testify that he took one class seven times before he passed it with a C grade. He never finished a Ph.D., but nobody ever questioned his integrity.
Life-long learning should be a determined goal. Keep learning. A highly respected medical scientist said, “Read six good books on any subject and you’ll know more about it than 99% of the people you’ll ever meet.”
Deeply appreciate the many persons, especially your parents, who made all your learning opportunities possible. Education is expensive, but not nearly as much as ignorance.