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Tips On How To Start Your Freshman Year With Positivity

We’ve all wondered to ourselves that fateful first day of high school, “How do I make the right friends?” or “How do I make the right friends to have a good reputation and become popular?” Well, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Steps

1. Be kind and a little outgoing to everyone on the first day. You can usually tell who is a nice person and is at the top of their game when you first see them. If they are mean, it’s best to be polite and go find someone else.

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2. Know how much is too much. Don’t be overly friendly when meeting people for the first time. Just a simple hello and a smile. Ask the people you meet questions about themselves. Don’t act overly obsessed with yourself. The beginning of the conversation should be about them.

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3. Think before you act. For example, you don’t want to run throughout the halls to chase someone. Things like this come across as immature and annoying to the upperclassmen.

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4. Don’t be a poser or fake. Never lie about what grade you’re in. If you are a freshman, tell everyone you are a freshman. Also, don’t lie about yourself. Don’t tell stories that happened to you that never did. This stuff all comes back to bite you.

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5. Be a social butterfly. Don’t panic about who you are going to sit with at lunch, instead make a few friends in those first three periods of class. This is simply done by saying, “Hi I’m [your name here], and what’s your name?” or “So, where did you go to school last year?” Start with simple questions. Compliments are also a great conversation starter that make the other person feel great. For example, “I like your shirt, where’d you get it?”

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6. Be true to your friends. Don’t ever dump your old friends that you make throughout the year when you make new ones who might have a better social standing. Hang out with your new friends, but put in time for the old ones. Call, text, or instant message them once in a while.

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7. Be smart. Study. This is the year where it all begins. You must be getting good grades to get into a good college. Contrary to what you hear, freshman year does matter. So don’t slack off and always study. Take breaks when you need them though!

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8. Don’t get sucked into it. High school always looks great in the movies. But in the movies nobody ever does homework or takes a test. Why? Because that would be boring. Remember, you’re at school to learn. Don’t let drama take over your life. Stay in touch with reality. keep your self on a schedule for the week, don’t overbook yourself. And finally, as much as possible, try to maintain a high GPA.

Here ‘s a great video discussing 10 Tips on how to survive Freshman Year of High School:

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This Article Was Written By

Jeny Rose Rodriguez

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