How to Survive Your Summer Classes

July 19th, 2017 at 2:10am

It is the beginning of July and the few short weeks of summer break gave you a taste of summer; we’ve all been there. But, it is that time again: summer classes. Whether you are trying to get ahead in college or dropped a couple of classes during the normal school year, summer classes basically just suck.

Here are my top three tips on staying motivated for your summer classes:

1—Stay organized. You might have gotten away with being disorganized during the spring semester, but don’t even try it for the summer semester. It’s just too short of a semester to take the risk. Make sure all of your classes have a designated folder or binder, your pencils are sharp, and that you are well prepared with the correct supplies for each class. Have a fresh planner to write down homework assignments, projects, or even your work schedule.

2—Stay on track. It happens. While you’re scrolling through Instagram, you see your friends on family vacations, going to summer concerts, or relaxing at a local beach. However, you need to remember why you are taking summer classes in the first place. While those things are fun, you are preparing yourself for the future, getting ahead, and keeping your brain sharp! Make sure all of your classes and homework are accounted for and that nothing gets left for the last minute.

3—Schedule your time to relax. If you follow tips one and two, you are sure to have a wonderful summer just like the rest of your friends! If you plan your work, you can also plan time to go to the beach, go to an amusement park, or even just treat yourself to a latte at a local coffee shop. Remember, while it is important to keep school first, you also deserve time for yourself! So, sit back and relax after all of your work is finished.

What are your plans to keep on top of summer classes? Leave a comment below letting us know!


  • Emily Ackerman

    I am a fun loving, creative, fashion design student. I go to the Fashion Institue of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California. I absolutely love color and anything that sparks a visual interest in other people and myself. I am always looking for new and fun ways to incorporate innovative and out-the-box ideas into my designs. If there is one thing I cannot live without it is coffee. You can always catch me walking around campus with an iced latte in hand! Not only does fashion impact a huge part of my life, so does music. On the weekends or days off I love to find different concerts to go to and really emerge myself into the music. In the long run, I want to merge my two loves, music and fashion, into one and become a celebrity stylist for musicians!