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Keep Your Academic Skills Sharp This Summer



Keep Your Academic Skills Sharp This Summer

You are, or are almost done with school. Soon, you, along with all your friends in high school, will be having fun in the Sun, camping, or generally just enjoying a slower pace of life until school starts up again in September. However, you should be careful not to forget what you learned over this past academic year. If you do, you will start school at a disadvantage and make the next scholastic year even harder than it needs to be.

For all high school students entering grade 11 and 12, this could negatively affect your chances of being admitted to your dream college for your desired major. You do not have to spend eight hours a day studying like you do during the school year. Instead, there are many methods that do not take as much time and will keep the information fresh in your mind. A student coach can help identify the best resources for you based on what you are interested in learning and the most effective studying strategies for you.

Why Summer Studying is Easier (And Quicker)

The main reason why it takes so long to learn something in high school, especially if you find the course boring, is that you have to share the teacher’s attention with 20-30 other high school students. It may take an hour or more to learn a basic concept in a mathematics class. However, if you were to learn it yourself on Khan Academy, it might take you at most, ten minutes. A student coach or tutor can help speed up your learning approach by identifying your learning preferences and then building upon them while fitting them to the subject you need help with or want to improve at.

The summer is known as the time to let loose and have fun but, if you just set aside one to two hours per day to keep up with your previous year’s learning, whether you watch a science documentary, use Khan Academy (they host videos on the Arts, Economics, Sciences, and more!), Codecademy, or even Coursera, you will achieve so much by the time the summer ends. This way, you can still have fun the majority of the time while adequately preparing yourself for the upcoming school year. You may even be able to take AP classes as a result and be able to improve your college applications.

To determine the best studying strategies and subjects for your desired career path, consider contacting a student coach today. They can create a study guide for the summer, allowing you to continue your studies while having fun with your friends and family.

Language Classes

If you have taken at least a semester of language class in high school, you know just how easy it is to lose your grasp on the language if you do not use it. It does not matter if you speak a foreign language with no similarities to English, like Russian, or one that is as close as can be, like German.