Tips on how to survive high school

Kayla Copeland, Managing Editor

Graduation is only five weeks away, and as a senior it seems almost surreal that the three years I spent at the high school are almost over. Looking back at my time here, I would like to share some tips and tricks that I have learned to help the underclassmen survive there time at Rolla High School.


Don’t procrastinate. While this may be the hardest one to avoid, procrastination is basically a one way ticket to an over stressed life. Do your assignments when you get them, not at the last minute. Trust me, it’s not worth it.


Study at least two days before a test or quiz. While cramming for a test the night before may sound like a great idea, it makes it hard to retain enough information for the test. Repetition is key, so two or three days before a major test or quiz start studying.


Join a club. Even if you are a hard core introvert, joining a club is a great way to meet people and build relationships with others who share your interest. It never hurts to try something new.


Build relationships with your teachers. Having a good relationship with your teacher can not only make it easier for you to ask them for help, but it can help them understand your workload. If a teacher knows your overstressed, they will normally try to help you with whatever they can.


I hope that this helps everyone going into high school, and good luck with next year!