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You'll need a broad-based education to be a successful
columnist, so take a college prep curriculum in high school.
Concentrate on English and journalism classes that will help you
develop research, writing, and speaking skills. Keep your computer
and Internet skills up to date with computer science courses, and
learn how to use social media. History, psychology, science, and
math should round out your education. Are you interested in a
particular topic, such as sports, politics, or developments in
medicine? Then take classes that will help you develop your
knowledge in that area. In the future, you'll be able to draw on
this knowledge when you write your column.
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