Welcome to the best season of the year.
Most of you are already out of school and enjoying summer vacation. It’s the time of year made for sunny outdoor activities, relaxation, adventures, and maybe a tiny little bit of studying/working/SAT prepping/college app planning.
Follow these simple steps to make the most of your summer vacation:
Step 1: Set the mood
Last June, I put together a playlist of the top songs of the summer. So press play, turn up the volume, and let the nostalgia begin.
Step 2: Research ways to have a productive summer
Our bloggers have lots of ideas for you:
- High Schooler’s Guide to Spending Your Summer Wisely
This post was written by one of our High School Bloggers as she entered the summer before her senior year. She’s off to an amazing college in the fall, so be sure to heed her advice!
- 8 Tips to Maximize Your Summer
Check out these helpful ideas from some of our favorite Twitter accounts.
- How to Spend Your Summer Productively
The words “summer” and “productive” don’t feel right in the same sentence. But if you’re planning to apply to college soon, you might want to consider adding a little bit of work to your summer plans.
- That Summer Before Senior Year
Take a campus tour, find a part-time job, prep for the SAT/ACT, volunteer … and give your college application a boost.
- Steps to Getting a Summer Job
Now that you’ve determined that you’d like a summer job, how the heck do you go about getting one?!
- Prepping for the SAT This Summer?
Here’s how to do it without getting overwhelmed or missing out on all the fun.
- Four Ways to Prepare for College This Summer
For all the high school graduates out there, I have some important questions for you: Do you know how to feed yourself? Can you do a load of laundry without turning all your socks pink? Life skills are just as important as academic ones – and you’re about to need a lot more of them!
- Accepted Students Facebook Pages: Do’s and Don’ts
If you’re starting college in the fall, you might be tempted to spend your entire summer on your future school’s Facebook page. Read this first.
- Books You Need to Read (That Aren’t on Your Summer Reading List)
Summer reading shouldn’t be prep for future book reports or analytical essays. This list of classic novels will keep you entertained all the way through September. (I highly recommend The Joy Luck Club and One Hundred Years of Solitude.)
Step 3: Relax!
Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or future college freshman – this is your time to have some fun. Enjoy it!