Last semester of school was really good due to the fact that I continued with amazing grades that really satisfied my parents and myself. However, this is the semester in which I have to look back my academic and time management flaws and, based on those, start planning for this semester and the following two years.
I have to admit, last year, I procrastinated a lot, and even though I turned everything in and got good grades, I still consider it a major flaw of my studies. That is said because I would leave everything to the last minute which meant I had to hurry to finish it, which always resulted in a work that could have been ten times better if I just sat down and completed it with patience. But no, I wanted to watch YouTube videos all day and then rush all my homework so I could go to sleep. Procrastination is really bothering me so I will need to find ways to fight it back.
Also, another factor that is in my way is the laziness that does not make me want to cross that extra mile. Sometimes I just do work with just enough effort to get a good grade, instead of striving for the best and getting the best possible grade. It can be only some points or even decimals of difference from one normal piece of work and one with my best efforts, but this difference will matter immensely in the futre of college application and IB. So whenever I feel lazy about homework I should remember some wise words and watch this video:
One big event that helped me reflect about the coming years is the PSAT. The results of it were not what woke me up, but when I was doing the test I saw how unprepared I was for it, so I decided to talk to my school´s College Counselor to see what I did not know about the SAT and the IB course. I learned a lot about what the Collages require from a student and about the SATs, which I will look into it and practice for it. Now that I am in tenth grade, I should be doing my best and preparing myself so I can achieve my goals in the future.