Some may think that grades are everything but fast forward a few years and picture yourself in the professional world. Your boss will quiz you but you won’t be graded A through F: This is where life skills will come in much handier than book smarts.
Sure, college admissions counselors will look at your GPA as a primary factor regarding your admissions fate but your GPA isn’t everything. There are many more important lessons you learn in high school that won’t be calculated into your GPA. Here are just a few: Time management. Between school, extracurricular activities and work, I learned how to manage my time well in high school. This helped me transition into college life easily, as I knew how much time I needed to write a five-page paper by deadline, get to class, get [...]