Confusion in Careers

Danielle White

The end of this school year is
approaching faster than a cheetah
that just finished its third cup of
coffee. Students must decide which
classes they wish to take next year
based on criteria that could start
them on the path to a career, to get
into a specific college or to waste
time and pester the instructor.
Hanover offers a variety of different
electives to choose from,
such as an electronics course, art,
band and — the best — newspaper.
A student may decide to take
an art class because he or she has
a genuine interest in fine arts. But
if the student finds out that his or
her best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s
uncle’s hairdresser’s pet fish’s obnoxious
and rowdy next-door
neighbor is also signing up for said
class, then that student will need to
skedaddle all the way to his or her
counselor in order to prevent having
to put up with him.
No one wants to be stuck in a
class with that kid who feels obligated
to make a sassy remark after
every sentence the instructor
utters and who has a posse of fellow
delinquents to provide a laugh
track.
The same idea of choosing a
class based on potential classmates
applies when deciding core
class difficulty. More importantly,
when choosing between standard,
advanced and AP or IB classes, one
should keep in mind the amount
of homework that is likely to be
received. A student shouldn’t take
more than two AP classes if he or
she desires to get a full night’s sleep
(or any sleep for that matter).
A rule of thumb to keep in mind
is that a D in an AP class is only a
C in a standard class, so just take
the AP class and feel free to slack
off. However, an F is an F is an F.
Failure in even one of the most difficult
classes that Hanover High
School has to offer is still failure in
what might as well be a study hall,
so adjust the amount of effort put
forth accordingly.
As long as these processes are
kept in mind, one can be sure to
have a perfect next school year.

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Author: The Hawk Eye

Hanover High School, Mechanicsville, Virginia The Hawk Eye Student Newspaper thehawkeye@hcps.us

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