Preparing for the future

Annie Blakeley - Contributing Columnist

At the start of ninth grade, many students are surprised by the amount of work they are required to do. Particularly homework-wise, the amount has increased from none to staying up all night.

The last time I had any large amount of homework was in elementary school. While in middle school, I had — at the very most — an hour of homework a day.

In elementary school, students must learn the foundations for all topics — which is harder then you might think. Learning to read, write and do math, it is all new and (they are) hard concepts to learn. Which is why most elementary school students have a hard time in school.

In middle school, you are able to further your knowledge in all topics, which is only to hopefully prepare you for the comprehension in high school courses.

High school is preparing you for college or your future career. You must aim to do well in tests, while getting used to rigorous schedules and preparing for college in the near future.

Each goal set before you is a hope for a better career, to earn more money and to accomplish more than ever before. I hope that all my classmates and I are able to handle this school year; that this school year will prepare us for the future.

Annie Blakeley is a student at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing Columnist

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