3 Reasons To Say Yes To Summer Classes
I know, “summer” and “school” don’t sound like two words that should be used in the same sentence. We grew up seeing summer as a vacation and the idea of sitting inside isn’t the most appealing. However, summer school is a great choice for so many reasons!
1. Use It Or Lose It
We’ve all heard that old adage, “use it or lose it,” and that completely applies summer classes. Instead of losing the skills you spent all year acquiring, why not build upon them? Studies show that at the end of summer break a student scores worse than they did on the same test before summer break (1) Why take that risk?
2. Stay Motivated
“Research suggests that people draw motivation from a sense of belonging in an intellectual community.” (2) Just by working with your peers and being surrounded by your Instructors, who are already in the field, your motivation to succeed is increased!
3. Graduate Sooner
You’re ultimate goal is to start your career and summer classes helps you get there faster! Plus, there’s no way you would want to miss out on all the campus events happening this summer, now would you! Learn more about the Media Institute programs offered by clicking HERE. 1 Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. 1996. “The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and metaanalytic review.” Review of Educational Research, 66, 227–268 2 Walton, Gregory M., Geoffrey L. Cohen, David Cwir, and Steven J. Spencer. “Mere Belonging: The Power of Social Connections.” Nat. Biotechnol. Nature Biotechnology 17.10 (1999): 1037. Mere Belonging: The Power of Social Connections. Web.stanford.edu, 29 Aug. 2011. Web. 21 May 2015.