How to make your summer count
It’s important to take a break, relax and have some fun over the summer, but it’s also a great time to do something that will interest and challenge you. Here are some suggestions for ways to make your summer worthwhile.
1. Get hands-on experience
Make the most of your summer by getting hands-on experience in the real world, whether through a paid job, volunteer work or an internship. Summer work allows you to develop new skills and looks good on a college application. It shows that you are a dedicated, goal-oriented person — and one who’s likely to succeed.
2. Take a class
Consider exploring an interest that you don’t have time for during the school year. It may mean learning a new language or gaining in-depth knowledge in a favorite subject, such as chemistry. Get more information about summer learning programs at Omega Learning Center.
3. Join or form a book club
Participating in a book club is a great way to become comfortable sharing your thoughts in a group setting, a common activity in college classes. You can also work on organizational and leadership skills if you help create the reading list or set up some of the meetings.
4. Keep a journal
Keeping a diary or a blog is a great way to boost your writing skills. You may even find the perfect topic for a college-application essay as you write about a vacation you took or your experiences at work or with friends.
5. Read the news
Reading is the best way to build your vocabulary, expand your knowledge and learn to analyze text. Reading newspapers and magazines — in print or online — keeps you informed about important current and world events. You might even discover a new passion if you stumble across the right story.