Dear Incoming 7th Graders,
Next year you will be going into your second year of middle school, the 7th grade. I had a great experience going through 7th grade and so will you; however, that doesn’t mean it will be a walk in the park. I would like to gift to you some of my personal experience and advice that will both enrich and make easier the next two semesters of your middle school life.
I would first like to start of with this suggestion, don’t put off work. Take blogging for example, don’t wait until the middle of the week before you even start thinking about it; instead start during the weekends by thinking about what you’re going to write. Putting off work makes it even harder for you to do it. You end up turning stuff in late if you wait to do what you are suppose to– Most 7th grader teachers will deduct point for late work without thinking twice. Bottom line if you have the time and ability to do something just do it.
One skill that I think is very helpful for 7th grade and the rest of your life is typing. Knowing how to type and type fast is extremely helpful; it not only saves time but is less strenuous on the fingers. An example of the benefits of typing was in Latin class. During the beginning of the last school year I mostly hand wrote the translations need for the class, this usually took me 30 minutes, then, I began to type my translations and the time it took decreased from 30 minute to 20 minutes or even 15. If I couldn’t of typed fast I would of wasted many hours writing things such as blog posts, translations, and even science projects. Learn how to type, you won’t regret it, and if you already know how to might as well get faster.
Another piece of advice is arguably the most important, managing your time. In 7th grade you will have more options in classes such as athletics, foreign languages, and a variety of electives: Robotics, teen skills, fine arts. This increase in electives results in more homework along with your core classes giving you more homework. If you don’t properly manage your time you can end up with late work, more stress, and less free time. But if you do properly manage your time you will turn in work on time, be less stressed, and have plenty of free time. One good way to manage your time is to not put off work(Wow! That’s exactly what the second paragraph said). Another good way is to maximize your time during Wildcat Time and lunch; I even wrote part of this letter during Wildcat Time. If you properly manage your time you will begin to feel like 7th grade is a walk in the park.
Whether you listen to this advice is up to you. Nevertheless I am confident that you will enjoy your 7th grade year. I hope if you took my advice that it will help you have a better 7th grade year.
Best of luck,
This is the open letter that I wrote for English class. An open letter is a letter address to someone but is also intended to be read by the public. I decided to write the letter to incoming 7th graders in hope that it will help them.