College preparatory high school summer school tips begin and end with YOU. Look at every second spent this summer as an opportunity to display your true potential and get you college ready and beyond. You may find yourself having to retake a class, looking to get ahead on credits, or doing extra practice (reading a book, doing math problems, working on a project, researching history/events, etc.) over the summer. Whatever your situation, remember to look for opportunities to make a BIG impression.
The impressions that you make will begin the moment you step in the class, your first post with an online course, or sharing extra practice with family or friends. The impressions will stick with and build a momentum around you and allow you to engage with others in a whole new way. After settling in on the purpose, logistics, and expectations of taking a summer class or extra summer practice, start building immediately on these college preparatory high school summer school tips for college success and beyond.
Intentions versus interruptions
Here is another way to combat procrastination. Get it done, Get It DONE!, no really, GET IT DONE!!! Write out a plan, follow a course syllabus, or make a list of things that you will finish by the end of each day. You see, these are your intentions. Stick to your intentions and do not stop until you GET THEM DONE! Each day will deal you with a new set of interruptions, but it’s the completion of your intentions that determine your overall success now and separate you as an independent resourceful learner that is ready for the challenges of college.
Get into positive habits and eventually you will find yourself getting more accomplished during summer school, college, and beyond. Exercise and journaling are a couple positive habits that sometimes get confused as an interruptions or intentions by some people. It is best to develop certain cues or routines that surround these habits. For example, use waking up or finishing work as your cue to go to the gym for 30 minutes and make it a habit to journal for five minutes before you go to bed.
People that make you better
Summer lends itself to developing short-term relationships that can sometimes grow into long- lasting friendships or a train wreck. Whether you are away at camp, in summer school, or meeting people out in the community just make sure you answer, “yes” to the following question: Does this person make me a better person? If you EVER answer “no,” then get out of the relationship and distance yourself IMMEDIATELY. This is absolutely the most powerful tip that you can develop going into college and beyond. Business leaders use a similar leadership adage in which good leaders “surround themselves with great people that make them better.”
College preparatory high school summer school tips will always begin and end with YOU. Use the tips above to make a BIG impression on the people you meet this summer and beyond.