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Effort in high school produces future benefits

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Effort in high school produces future benefits

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

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Getting into the standard high school habit of waiting to get your work done at the last minute, putting the least amount of effort needed into an assignment as possible, or just getting by with a C average grade can be very tempting, and seem like the best option.  However, if you don’t get your work done on time or put effort into assignments, it only wastes your own time. If you are going to do it, why not try your best? Don’t give up too easily just because what you’re doing is time-consuming. Trying your best will lead you towards success and pride, recognizing that you worked hard to get where you are.

Working hard in high school will teach you life skills.  Simply finishing your assignments on time displays commitment, studying for tests trains you how to prepare, and getting involved in sports, clubs, and activities encourages you to try your best in order to pass your classes and stay in those subjects.  

We always have the option whether to work to our full capacity or to just give up.  There may be voices in your head at times saying not to dedicate your time into this one thing because it doesn’t matter or is useless to what you want to do for a career.  But not dedicating your time for this one thing may cause a snowball effect into bigger things.

In college, you will be constantly working and studying, so why not start now, instead of putting the hard work on hold?  High school may seem like just a place the government keeps teenagers held captive, but frankly, it is a privilege and an honor to be able to have this chance for a better education.  Don’t take this time in high school for granted, and don’t give up just because it is a little challenging.

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Jessica Powlen, staff writer


Jessica is a sophomore at Delphi, and this is her first year writing for Parnassus.  This is her second year on the Delphi dance team, and her fourth...

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