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But what I am going to do is help you fast-forward your mind by a couple of months...all the way up to late-September of your senior year.
Late-September of senior year of high school:
You’ve been back in school for a month now and, as crazy as it sounds, Unit 1 Tests are coming up for all of your major subject areas. You need to study for them. 1st semester senior year is the single most important semester of your 8 high school semesters!
Oh and you have your 4th soccer game of the season tonight, against your rival school...that means you won’t even be home to eat dinner until 7:30pm...and then you’ll get down to studying.
And you have your final SAT this upcoming Saturday...you should probably complete a few more hours of studying for that as well…
And you are trying to finalize your school list...so you are hoping to complete a campus tour of your potential Early Decision school the following weekend...it’s a 6 hour drive away.
And your school list reminds you that you are only about ½ complete filling out your Common App (the actual application part)...that’s not something to be ignored either.
And your high school teachers have told you they are “just finishing up” your recommendation letters...you should probably check in on those…