Lose weight? Stop biting your nails? Quit selling your little brother’s possessions on Ebay? Sure, you can make those resolutions (and your little brother will probably thank you). But they won’t help you get into college. Here are five resolutions that colleges would love to see all future applicants make.
1. Learn what you love.
What’s your favorite subject? Who’s your favorite teacher? What subject would you like to know more about? Students who have answers to those questions are engaged learners. That’s why colleges love high school students who enjoy learning new things both in and out of school. They know it is those students who will ultimately thrive in the college community of learning. So if you have a favorite class, make an effort to participate. If you have a favorite teacher, make the most of that experience. And if you want to learn more about anything from calculus to cooking, take a summer school course. Always be on the lookout for what you would love to learn.