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How to Survive in High school: 7 Tips for Teenagers

High school can be very difficult. We will give tips on how to treat bad grades, communicate with unfair teachers, cope with bullying, and also what key life skills will help a teenager both at school and after graduation.

Conflict with a teacher

Remember that a teacher is the same person as the others and probably has weaknesses. As a professional teacher, he or she shouldn’t divide students according to any criteria (whether it is national differences, religious, or something else). If you suspect this, you need to talk with another teacher (with whom you have a good understanding). He or she knows how to solve such issues personally. And if it doesn’t work out, you can contact higher authorities (a head teacher, a director).

Teacher underestimates student

If you think that a teacher unreasonably underestimates your grades, then have courage and patience, stay after the lesson, and ask him or her by what criteria he/she evaluates knowledge. The main thing here is to keep your emotions and not to say anything more, just listen carefully. At the end of the conversation, be sure to thank for the explanation provided.

Conflict with a classmate

The atmosphere can be different in classes. But in all classes, there is a certain system of relations. There are leaders. So, if you are not one of them, then in order to “survive”, don’t react aggressively but also don’t keep silent if someone offends you. Try to have a friendly attitude. Make it clear that you are not an enemy.

Exam preparation

The time to take exams will come very soon, and the excitement, of course, is growing. The main thing – don’t panic! You still have time left. You just have to dispose of it correctly. Try to delve into everything that is taught at school now, do homework, attend additional classes and go to a tutor to prepare more diligently for those subjects that you will take as exams. And don’t forget that preparing for the exam with a friend is useful and fun. In the process of preparation, you can learn a lot from each other.

Like-minded people With age, everything changes. Perhaps a classmate with whom you used to be friends now communicates with someone else and doesn’t even say hello to you. Don’t get upset if you don’t have a friend at school! As you know, to find something good, you have to wait. You will certainly attend preparatory courses. There you will definitely find like-minded people. Moreover, you don’t even need to come up with a reason for conversation. You will always have a topic for discussion: unclear and incomprehensible tasks, homework, etc. Plus, you are united by common hobbies and interests (otherwise, you wouldn’t be on the same courses). Be an attentive conversationalist, ask questions and offer your help. If you yourself are always ready to help, then there will be people who answer you the same. And if you were left alone at dinner, then just look around! Sit at a table with a person who also has no friend. This is a good way to get acquainted.