How to be Smarter: You should keep going, too. How to be Prettier: If you live in a cold environment, you will never regret getting the coat with the hood. You do not have to put the hood on unless it is really freezing, but it is a nice option to have when temperatures dip.
How to be (less) Awkward: "But the only way to get comfortable with being yourself around other people is to be yourself around other people." -- Great line from The Shy Girls' Guide to Gaining Confidence.