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How To Stay Focused On School During The Summer Months

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No matter the time of year, it can be easy to get distracted from your schoolwork by friends, plans, and the stress of everyday life. It is no surprise that this can be particularly difficult in the summer months when the weather is nice and everyone is making plans to get out and enjoy everything the season has to offer. Feeling like you are missing out can make focusing on your schoolwork difficult, but it is important to remember that if you take the right steps, you can make the right decisions and never miss a beat. We have created a guide to help ensure that you get to enjoy the summer months while being a student.

 

Create A Routine


Getting yourself into a routine can be difficult, but once you get into the rhythm of having a plan, it will make your schedule easier and eliminate stress. Set up a calendar or an agenda and make a list of what you need to get done and when. Being able to visualize your schedule and see deadlines and due dates will ensure that you can plan when you need to get things done and will help you manage your time. Setting aside time to get work done each day at a certain time will help you stay organized and motivated while giving you time to do the things you enjoy doing over the summer.

 

Start A Study Group


A study group with your classmates can help you stay motivated and get your work completed. A scheduled meeting time in person or online can encourage you to complete your schoolwork so you can discuss what you have done with the group. Your study group participants should work together and use each other as resources for encouragement. Studying and working together will make the time you are doing schoolwork more enjoyable while helping you succeed.

 

Take Advantage Of School Resources

Even during the summer months, you still have full access to school resources. Being able to speak with your advisor and having the option to use tutoring, the library, learning labs, and more can help you be a successful student. Keeping yourself in “school mode” during the summer months can be difficult, but having full use of these resources makes it no different than being a college student any other time of the year. By taking advantage of what is offered, you can make college over the summer much easier.

 

Learn That It Is OK To Take A Break


Taking breaks and giving yourself the time and energy to do things you enjoy is crucial. Both your mind and your body will benefit from the downtime, and you can eliminate the potential for student stress during the summer months. Go out and do what you want to do, make time for your friends, and don’t leave everything to the last minute. It is important that you not be hard on yourself for taking breaks. If you are putting in the time and effort at some point during your day to get schoolwork done, then freeing time for yourself can be a breeze.

 

Decrease the chances of burnout by following these tips during your summer schedule. When you are a Bryant & Stratton student, you are already a step ahead of the rest. Our degree programs were designed to work around your schedule and distance learning. Summer courses do not have to be stressful or ruin your summer; take the steps to prioritize your time so you can be a college student and have the free time to enjoy the summer months. 

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