Who likes summer school? Maybe some people really do. As for me? The truth is, I really don’t like that I have to be doing, or taking classes while some of my friends are hanging out. 🙂
I would rather have nothing of significance, or obligation to undertake during a time when all I crave is the beach, fresh air, the mountains, the rivers, sweet chirping sounds of Caribbean birds, mangoes, “Ital” – (Caribbean creative foods by the bay on a regular summer day (my personal definition)), and just good friendly familiar company delighting in life’s simplicities.
But, duty calls, and I must endure these few more classes before I can call it a day on the pursuit of the degree I have long wanted. Yet, as I draw closer to the end, the ever popular “senioritist” – (A sort of complex that university seniors suffer from when drawing closer to completing a degree. A certain type of fatigue which often results in lethargy, or negligence toward school work – my personal definition)is taking its toll on me as well, thereby compounding the challenge of hanging on to getting good grades, and being a good student. Still I must do it!
So, off I go to class each day, waking up early enough to get to the 8:00am class, because 2 lates according to the syllabus, equates one absent, and three absences equate a letter grade drop. How horrific for a summer class. 🙂 Still I must do it..
Hopefully, you are getting the picture, but let me warn you that it is not all bleak. Summer classes can actually be fun too. I like that there are less students on campus, less traffic, though not very visible (unless one pays attention to such nitty-gritties), professors seems a tad more relaxed, and tolerant of us students in their mannerism and even dress codes, classes though long, are actually shorter in context, or in comparison to attending so many classes during a regular semester, and even more, one can gain their credits in a shorter time.
I like when summer classes are over, I can revisit my degree-plan, and can cross out those courses which were lingering on there too long – undone. 🙂 Yes, summer school can be dreary, but it can also be fun. It can be hard listening to a professor for 2 and three hours, but it’s less days to see them overall. I like that! Summer school has the power to shorten one’s stay at university in a significant way. Who wants to spend 4 long years doing a degree they could actually do within 2.5 or 3 years? Some people may even be able to shorten that time-frame. In a few cases, one can capitalize on scholarship funds by taking those summer classes too. Who doesn’t need a scholarship assistance these days to get through their studies? I know I do. So, still I must take summer classes.
So, though it can be painful, demanding, in some cases more expensive, and harder for a student to feel motivated to get the work done, doing classes during summer is highly beneficial. If you can, I suggest you do it. Yes, take summer classes – & get the work done, – you won’t regret it.
Blessings & much success as you pursue your goals my fellow University students here, there and everywhere. And just in case you are not a Univ. student, please share these thoughts with one you know. Thank you 🙂