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Find a balance between school work and extracurriculars


Tuesday, June 28, 2011
High school provides students with the opportunity to learn more than academic subjects. For many students, it’s the after-school activities that allow them to explore their true passions. Whether on the basketball court or the stage, extracurricular activities offer students a chance to shine.

CollegeAnswer.com, a college planning Web site, states that by participating in after-school activities, students can develop skills that will prove useful in life and, at the same time, become more attractive college applicants.

For example, those who join a sports team can see the benefits of teamwork or learn how to handle disappointment after losing a few games. Students who audition for a play or musical may be able to overcome stage fright or become more outgoing. Writing for the school newspaper or joining the environmental club can help students prepare for future careers.

However, prospective college students should be careful not to overextend themselves in their effort to enhance their college admissions prospects. Taking on too much will most likely result in stress and the inability to give each activity the time and attention it deserves.

Remember, success in college and in life requires a balance of work, play and relaxation.ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800540611-ADNFCR

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