Summer School Dos and Don’ts
Although much of the content you cover in summer school will be the same as the material covered during the semester, summer school is structured a little differently and might be a little daunting if it’s your first time taking it.
To help you out, here are our Dos and Don’ts for summer school:
DO research your courses carefully.
Planning out which courses you’ll take and when you’ll take them is a tricky balancing act all university students must manage. Throwing summer school into the mix can complicate your degree planning. Still, if you plan it carefully and take suitable courses in summer school, this can significantly affect your course load and when you finish your university degree.
- Spend time researching the courses available and consider all your options before making a final decision.
- Research the course and consider the benefits of taking this specific summer school paper.
- Maybe you want to take a tricky paper in summer school because it leaves fewer other courses to study for. You can devote your mental energy towards that paper. And perhaps, maybe a lecturer you like is only teaching that course over the summer.
At the same time, think about how the course affects your degree plan as a whole. Taking the course in the summer will ensure you meet the requirements for other papers you want to take in semester one. Also, if you take your general education course in the summer, maybe you can free up a slot to take another paper during the year.