School’s out for sum—er… maybe not. If you’re one of the lucky few that have chosen to opt in on Summer Intensives, you may have some obstacles in the way – namely social daytime activities. How are you expected to study for tomorrow’s 5-hour class when all of your friends are lounging at the beach? Keep your commitment, your gold star and survive the summer by keeping these things a priority.
Health and Wellness
Stock your fridge and cabinets with nutritious meals and snack options. Most likely you’ll be away from your family and roommates, and that can be stressful. Regular exercise, a good night’s rest, and healthy eating habits will keep you from falling asleep in class and losing your hair in the dorm’s shower.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Make sure to add time into your daily planner to be away from your computer screen. In addition to giving your eyes a break, time to relax and spend time with friends will lower your blood pressure and allow you to come back to your ten page paper with a clear mind.
Summer classes tend to have smaller groups of students dedicated to finishing their courses without wasting time. This is a great chance for you to break out of your shell and meet others who have your vigor for learning. Forming a class study group is also a great way to fight the doldrums of not joining in on the beach barbeque.
Investing a summer into your education will allow you to reap the rewards later. Congratulations on a great decision!