Changing the Summer Slide into the College Glide

In numerous cases, what happens during the summer stays in the summer. A gloomy reality, though is, what is learned in the classroom may very well be put to the side and filed in our brain somewhere, only to be used once we get back to school. Avoiding that summer slide is essential, even though our courses can drain the life out of us throughout the semester. Here are two tips that can assist you in keeping your mind sharp, as well as allowing you to enjoy the glamour that is summer.

  1. Read, read, and do a little more reading

Not everyone is fond of reading, but staying on top of a good book will help increase vocabulary, and reading part of the news will only keep you well informed. So when you go back to school you can use all the fancy words you had learned, and give insight to what is going on in the world, and not solely about what you did July 4th. You can also see some of the Prowl-recommended summer reads here and here.

  1. Staying in contact

It is always a nice feeling to know that someone is looking out for you, so why not be that person to check up on a new friend you had made during the year and see how their doing. College; and even life as an adult are all about relationships, so you want to keep the relationships you make with others strong. Also if possible, it is always helpful to get in contact with professors you admire. Those professors may know something new that is going on around campus that could help you get ahead.

Having a fun summer is vital to keeping our sanity, but keeping ones mind sharp is just as essential–especially when you forget certain things that are common sense.

This guest blog post was written by PRowl staff member Joshua Ortiz. 

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