By Selina Chan
Toward the end of the school year, all teens are responsible for choosing their future course schedule, but you might be conflicted on which electives you should take. There are numerous classes, such as music, languages, or sports, that you can select, but it is hard to decide which one is best suited for you. Here are three helpful tips in determining what electives you should take.
1. Pursue your passion
Follow your passion when selecting electives you like. Taking courses in an area you enjoy will make your school year more fun and less stressful. If you enjoy art, there are many electives such as digital art, studio art, or even ceramics that may be offered at your school.
2. Balance your time
Before determining what electives to select, consider how many hours you would need to spend studying for each of the required courses. If it is a lot, consider taking less rigorous electives, such as yoga or yearbook, since it will not only reduce your after-school time commitments, but you’ll also feel less overwhelmed.
3. Try something new
Don’t limit yourself to only taking electives that are easy. Sometimes courses that challenge or push you outside of your comfort zone could provide a chance to discover a new talent or interest, such as computer science, creative writing, choir, and more. You might be able to develop a new passion and expand your skills.
Taking electives that you find enjoyable is very important. You will feel more motivated at school when there is a class to look forward to. But don’t limit your elective options, and sometimes try taking a subject you have never encountered before. You may be fascinated by it and develop a liking for it. Your electives are what allow you to expand your creativity and challenge your abilities.