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    Students methods for dealing with heavy work loads
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    High school students have a lot going on in their lives. They are still young adults who do not have time management down to a science and may not get work in on time. Although by their junior and senior years, they have mostly transitioned into being more mature adults rather than kids. Even for the most experienced juniors and seniors who  are great with time management,  busy periods still come where they feel swamped. 

    Every student has individual ways of dealing with the stressful days in the school year. 

    “It is really tough when you have a heavy workload in multiple classes, because you could be working on an English project, and you’ve completely forgot about your math test because you have been working so hard on the project, and then your rushing this project the night before trying to get it in” said Brendan Snocker, senior. “There is not a ‘ne right way’ to deal with this; I just do the work that I can when I can so that I never get too stressed or worried, and if my work comes in a few days late then so be it, but I’d rather get good work done than rushed work done.”

    Snocker had some great advice, but there is more than one perspective to managing the mountain of projects and tests. 

    “I like to start work early so I don’t have to worry about doing it all at once. I usually start my work way before the assignment is due so I give myself a lot of time and am not cramming to get it in at the last minute,” said James Gnecco, senior.“This is a really good strategy but many kids don’t have the discipline to do this all the time.” 

    Many students have their own ways of dealing with stress and getting work in; some do it late, some try to rush to get it done as fast as possible, and some stay steady with the same pace throughout. Like Snocker said ,there is no one right way to deal with this; it is more up to the individual and what suits them best. 

    Ms. Meaghan Tracey, senior guidance counselor and director of counseling, sees a lot of students who are stressed and are having a hard time managing their work.

    “These students need a schedule; they just need a routine to follow. Having a bunch of work can seem like an insurmountable task, but if you break it into bite-size pieces and manage your time it becomes very doable,” Ms. Tracey said.


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