It’s no secret that you do not have to study to get good grades in high school. Unfortunately that is the trap that serves to bind us and keep us from going on to success. If you try this same method in college, not studying and expecting to receive good grades, you will fail and fail miserably. When you get to college things as drastically different. Those study habits that were not developed will soon become a well known weakness and it will help you find defeat time and time again until you eventually fix it.
In order to combat that you must begin to study right now in high school. Study as much and as long as you can until it becomes a habit. Develop a holy curiosity for knowledge and this will work in your favor in the long run. If you try to get into college it’s your grades, primarily that help the administration of a college determine that. Your grades and academic status can also determine if you will receive a scholarship or not. With the rising cost of college a scholarship can help you immensely.
Think of all the money you will save if you are awarded a full scholarship. Some colleges and universities have annual tuitions that are simply astronomical. Faced with a tuition bill of $25,000 or $32,000 annually can mean the difference between attending college or not. When I was in college the end of the semester was a very anxious time for some. Most inevitably someone would not return. After inquiring of their whereabouts it was soon discovered that they had to drop out of college because they did not have the money to pay their tuition and this will happen. College is not cheap.
Find time to study on a consistent basis. Utilize that time in the study hall. You should actually study during these idle periods of time. This gives you time to catch up with all of your homework.
It’s easy to get caught up with the parties, the latest style of clothes, possibly a car, a job, a relationship, internet surfing, and all other kinds of miscellaneous activities. Certainly you want to have fun in high school but do so in moderation and understand what your priorities are. Seek out all the knowledge you possibly can and become a life long learner and it is then and only then that you will discover the secrets of success that so many others have gone on to implement in their lives.