It’s difficult to find time to study with all of the distractions that you have as a high school student but remember the grades you earn are a very important part of college admissions decisions. My advice would be for you to set a time apart each day for studying and to stick with it. I would also try to find a quiet place where you are not easily distracted with things such as the internet, videogames, and television. The sooner you finish studying the more time you’ll have to do fun things!
Freshman year is a time of discovery and adjustment. It’s your first year in college and you’re trying to figure out the college life. There is a lot of opportunity available that every student should explore. When I was a freshman I didn’t take advantage of everything that I could to get involved. Not only that, but my academic habits could have been stronger. If I could go back and give advice to my freshman self, I would tell myself to seize every opportunity and work hard in earning the best GPA possible. You should do well every year of your college career and get involved from the start—it truly matters once you graduate!