Study Advice - How to make the most of your Summer Holidays Part II
July 13, 2017
In our view, the best way to keep your brain in training is to read – even ten minutes a day before you go to sleep is effective. Failing that, brain teasers like crossword puzzles, word searches, Sudoku, etc. will keep you sharp. You could also watch some ‘educational’ TV – documentaries, films based on true stories – listen to new music, and so on.
Failing all that, get out and meet some new people; learn from new experiences. Regardless of how you source new information and skills, you never stop learning, even when you’re not at school.
Now, at this point of our summer map, we’re approximately 2 months in. We’ve one month left before we’re back to school and getting a little twitchy at the thought. Aside from reading, your other practical steps include using this time to get yourself ahead of the game.
If you’re a Leaving Cert student, for example, you could use this time to start preparing for things you’ll have to make time for once you’re back at school. If you know you have projects to complete, books to read, things to research, etc. for specific subjects, what better time to get cracking on these than when you have a full month off to do so?
Naturally, it’s tempting not to bother and to wait until you’re back at school and have to do it, but how good would you feel going back knowing you’re already ‘ahead of the game’ and ready to own whatever comes your way?
However, you decide to spend this summer, be sure to get as much as you possibly can out of it, for you. Just think about the ‘how’.