Summer break has finally come. I would guess that most students look forward to this time of year, especially the last few weeks leading up to it. School is out, so there is one more thing you can check off your list for a while, even if you do have a job.
Summer break is something that many students want to enjoy while they still can. In the not too distant future they will become tied down to a job that may not allow such things, so why not enjoy it now? As the summer progresses, however, many remember how boring it can get; day after day of no school, sitting around, wondering what to do. Of course everyone would like to travel but money can sometimes be an issue.
So what can you do? You can choose to sit and try and find something to do all day, or you can do as I’m doing and take a few classes during the summer. In high school, there were often horror stories circulating around about summer school and how awful it was, which in turn led to some students doing better in class to avoid the awful experience. Let me tell a different story.
This is my first time ever taking classes in the summer and I must say I love it. It is the perfect balance; a couple hours of school a few times a week and still a lot of free time, but not enough to be overwhelming. I am taking one class and it has made my summer much more enjoyable so far. I no longer have days where I have nothing to do. I go to class three times a week and then I have a couple hours of homework to do.
Not only do I have things to do during my summer break now, but I will also be that much closer to graduating. By taking classes in the summer, I am making it so I don’t have to take a crazy amount of classes in the fall and stress about the workload and getting my degree. I am earning a mere four credit hours this semester, but those are still four credit hours I would have to do next semester on top of many more. Being able to take this class during the summer, graduation will be coming that much sooner.
I also have a lot more time to spend on my class and my homework. I am enrolled in a math class, which is a very hard subject for me to understand. It is helpful that I have as much time as I need to spend on it until I fully understand what we are learning. So far, I have an A in the class and did great on the first test. I attribute a lot of my success in math to taking it during summer semester.
Maybe the rumors were right and high school summer school was a nightmare, but that certainly is not true about Salt Lake Community College summer school. It is a great way to further your education while keeping yourself entertained during the summer.