How to Maximize Summer Vacation

No more tests! School’s out!

July 2022

We’ve compiled this list of seven productive things you can do during summer vacation:

  1. Reflect on the semester
    • It doesn’t have to be done formally on paper (feel free to draw or map out your brain).
    • Answer these three questions:
      1. What did I do well during this semester?
      2. What did I not do so well in the past semester?
      3. What will I do differently in the coming semester?
  2. Watch educational YouTube videos
    • We know you have your favorite YouTubers out there, but you should also try to watch educational videos as well (e.g., TED talks, BrainPop, National Geographic)!
  3. Learn a new language
    • With the plethora of social media and websites out there, you can try to pick up a new language over the summer!
  4. Volunteer
    • Giving back and working to improve your community can be very meaningful. Volunteer to help out at a nursing home or an animal shelter!
  5. Achieve an athletic goal
    • Try doing five pull-ups in the morning and night.
    • Try doing 20 push-ups a day.
    • Try to run a mile in under 10 minutes.
    • Try to hold a plank for a minute.
  6. Enjoy the great outdoors
    • Go for a hike, have a picnic, or go out to a lake! Have fun being active.
  7. Improve your reading and writing skills
    • Summer is a great time to expand your vocabulary and practice writing.
    • Come up with a list of 5 to 10 books you want to read over the summer and keep a reading journal.