So today’s post is going to be relatively short. I wanted to give an overview of what the summer semester is like and I also wanted to give some tips on how to succeed during the summer semester.
The summer semester is a lot of work consolidated into a short amount of time. If you have a job which may require you to miss a few days of class it might be a better idea to skip the summer semester. Missing even one day of class can set you way back in terms of announcements and information. Summer classes are not for procrastinators; in fact, you won’t even have time to procrastinate because everything moves so quickly. Most summer classes involve a lot of effort and dedication. All that being said, taking classes in the summer is a great way to get ahead and take advantage of vacation. If you take enough classes, you can even graduate a bit earlier than you would if you didn’t take summer courses.
To survive the summer semester, it is important to keep a few things in mind:
1. Check ANGEL and SCF connect emails: Professors often leave updates and announcements online. Also, some professors may need students to complete certain assignments at home because of the time constraints and they may announce it on ANGEL.
2. Don’t delay: Get reading and assignments done as soon as you can and start studying for any exams the first day. Time flies during the summer and all these things can sneak up on you.
3. Read ahead: If you have free time, read ahead. If you get reading done early, you’ll have more time to review later on and you won’t be stressing out the day before an exam. Also, the more you get done early, the less you’ll have to do later on.
That’s it for today’s post. I really should get back to studying and reading (cries internally). Hope you all are having a nice day!