"You'll just have to take this class over the summer." Cool. I can do that. I made it five years, 10 semesters, and four majors without having to take a summer class. Well, I started my first summer class this Monday, and I am here to report back to you what I have learned about summer classes.
Do what couldn't be done during the busy school year. Discover a talent in an area of interest. Learn to play an instrument, try yoga, explore meditation, or take a cooking class. Activities such as these can become life-long pursuits.
Summer vacation may have been designed to let students help out with the crops, but now it offers a chance to recharge, do something different, and remember there's more to the world than the next bell, next text, or next test prep class.
Believe it or not, summer can be equally as stressful for a college student as the fall or spring semester. However, all this can be overcome with careful time management and planning, and even leave extra time to maintain your social life.