There are few things worse than having to keep studying during summer break. Although, some might say that going back to school after months of not learning is pretty rough as well. The issue is that studying is, well, pretty dull… especially when the sun is out, and your friends want to have some fun.
The solution is to find ways to make learning fun. And, there’s no better way to do that then to stay in control of your own learning. You decide what you want to learn, when you are going to learn it, and how the learning will occur. That’s right, you control your own destiny.
That way when it’s time to go back to school you will have a fully activated brain that is ready to take the school year to the next level.
Take a College Class Online
Isn’t it too early to start thinking about college? Nope. No such thing. The fact is that there are so many options out there that you can take for free that there aren’t any good excuses to not to enroll in a class.
First, the courses usually are not graded. This means you can take the class without worrying about getting good grades. It’s an excellent opportunity to be able to get a better idea of what college is about without having actually to step into a class.
Second, it’s free! What better way to expand your horizons and not have to pay for it.
When the time does come around to enroll in paid college courses, you will have a head start on the curriculum.
Look into Local Classes
Online not your thing? That’s cool. There are usually plenty of options of classes that you could take locally. The key is not to limit yourself. Imagine that you want to take a course on coding, but all you can find close by is an intro class to mechanics. Don’t let that stop you! You never know what you might learn by taking something that is entirely different than what you want to learn. Mechanics might lead you to think in a very logical way, much like an engineer does… perhaps even a computer engineer.
That’s why you should keep an open mind when looking into local classes and see what new experiences teach you. After all, you can never know too much.
Learn a New Hobby
With all that summer downtime, it is the perfect moment to pick up a new hobby. It will not only get you to learn something new, but it will also get your parents off your back nagging you because they think you’re wasting your summer away.
Make a list of activities you enjoy and from that list, create a sublist with related hobbies that are close in nature, but don’t entirely overlap. The list gets you thinking of possible hobbies that are related to activities you already like to do. Do you enjoy spending hours on Youtube? Maybe you can learn how to create your own videos, start a channel, and create a following.
The best part about a hobby is that it keeps you busy and out of trouble. When you find something you like, you are less likely to make bad choices or do stupid things with your friends.
The possibilities are endless, and you never know where your new hobby will take you.
Join a Summer Camp
Do you remember going to summer camp when you were younger? If you think back on those days, you will probably remember that you had a ton of fun. Did you know that there are options for high schoolers?
There are a ton of summer camps for high school students out there that can help you keep learning useful skills that you will carry throughout your life. Take some time to look at the types of summer camps that are out there and find the one that you think you will have the most fun at and still learn new and exciting opportunities.
When the fall rolls around, don’t you want to feel like you are ready to take that school year on? Try one of the options mentioned above and see what you can discover.