Greetings, soon-to-be grads! Throw those hats in the air like you just don't care!
You’ve learned a lot in high school (hopefully), but there are still a few nuggets left to digest. Allow us to hit you with a good old-fashioned Top Ten list.
Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Graduate
1. Not registering = not taking the test.
The last day to register for the SAT and SAT subject exams is in a few short days, so get to it. Remember: you can't win if you don't play. And if you don't win, you...can't rub it in everyone's face at the 10-year reunion.
2. There’s still time!
3. Graduation is a great time for fashion.
Your gown might make you look like a sheep, but if you get creative with what’s underneath it, at least you can be a, uh...wolf in sheep’s clothing. Or something like that.
4. Dr. Seuss is just as deep as Derrida.
Dr. Seuss changing the way we read.
5. The Graduate is about a college graduate.
Just don’t get your hopes up. Coo-coo-ca-choo.
6. You have options.
What are Shmoop Career Resources?
7. A gap year doesn’t mean a year of TV marathons.
You can use a gap year to volunteer, explore different cultures, or even try your hand at the real world. Just remember—it’s good to have a plan for when that year is over. So be prepared to wipe the Dorito crumbs off your chest and get back on track.
8. Math actually is useful.
9. You have at least one thing in common with Einstein.
He graduated from high school, too. We're guessing you have more in common with Einie than just that, though. Hopefully not the haircut.
10. Shmoop isn’t just for high schoolers.
"My only plan after graduation was to become a full time gunter."
What's your only plan after graduation, gunter?
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