Sophomores: 4 Tips for Acing Your Classes

When was the last time you challenged yourself? Don’t be afraid to take advanced level classes now. Most colleges and universities want to see that you’ve taken a rigorous course load. These courses challenge you and prepare you for the level of work ethic needed for your college courses. Here are four tips for high school classes:

1. Make schoolwork your first priority.

Homework and studying should always trump anything and everything.

2. Take AP and/or dual enrollment classes (or IB if it’s at your school).

Classes such as AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, and AP Calculus can give you the fundamentals you need for general education and major requirements at Mercer.

3. Apply yourself in everything that you do.

Make sure to do your best, but don’t pressure yourself to extremes.

4. Be intentional in the things you do.

This alone is a challenge, but worthwhile.

Time management usually guarantees your best work, which is a necessity in advanced classes. If you are considering taking these classes, don’t take them lightly. Put forth your best effort at all times. 

Also, make sure you’re really learning the material–not just learning it for the test.

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