How Schoolwork Applies to the Real World
Schoolwork and the real world . . .
Why do I need to know this? When am I ever going to use this in the "real world"? Do these questions sound familiar?
Your teen might feel that way as he or she slogs through Algebra II problems or writes a paper analyzing aspects of one of Shakespeare's plays. Your teen might be surprised to know that the skills and knowledge from high school classes will help in real life, even though it might not seem obvious now.
Here are some things to share:
- Taking challenging courses and studying hard in high school will pay off.
People who do, tend to end up with better jobs and make more money in their careers.
- Having knowledge and skills in all areas helps you in all jobs.
For example, math will help a journalist better see beneath the surface of numbers in government documents to get a good story.
- You never know exactly what career path you'll follow.
By working hard in all the core subject areas, you will be prepared for more career options.