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Finding Motivation for the Last Months of School

by Chelsea Plunkett

Spring break is over, which means the next thing many high school students are looking forward to is summer break. It's easy to lose motivation in the last months of school, especially with the promise of summer looming in the distance. Still, A.P. tests, finals, the SAT, and semester grades are significant academic events requiring much time, concentration, and a solid work ethic to succeed in. Because the last stretch of the school year proves to be the hardest, this article will discuss ways to remain on track with your academic goals and commitments.

Remember the benefits:

The SAT and A.P. exams may cause headaches, but they will pay off in the long run. For example, a high SAT score is an excellent tool while applying to colleges in the fall, and colleges might accept passing A.P. test scores, so you don't have to worry about taking the class again.

Have a study buddy:

Homework always seems a little more bearable when you're dividing and conquering with a friend. Working with a partner will also keep you accountable for the work you have to do, and of course, it's a lot more fun.

The threat of summer school:

If you don't pass your classes this semester, you might find yourself at summer school instead of on a tropical vacation this summer. If you're willing to put in the academic work when you're supposed to, you'll be able to kick back and relax later.

Take breaks:

Although it's important to be a consistent student, it's also vital to balance work and free time. Don't be afraid to take breaks throughout the week to recharge, because there's nothing worse than being burnt out.

The best way to find motivation for school is to just get started and stay accountable for your responsibilities. If you put in the work now, it’ll save you from time and stress in the future, and at the end of the day, that’s all a student can ask for.


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