OP: Two choices-Summer vacation or summer classes?

7 May 2019

Abby Jadali

ajadli@uccs.edu

As college students, we usually cannot wait for breaks to come and save us from the mental craziness that is school. The number one break that people love taking is the infamous summer break.

In our first 12 years of school, we count down the days until summer break. As we get older, that excitement as summer rolls closer never fades. I believe that summer means more to college students than to any other age group of students.

But with how different school is now, we get two different kinds of college students: those who take classes and work and those who go on vacation. There is usually a debate of if one is better than the other.

But in reality, there is not one that is better than the other, it really just depends on the type of person you are and how you want to participate in your college experience.

According to The Village Journal, taking a summer vacation is good because it improves physical and mental health. These two aspects of ourselves are things that we can disregard while we are taking classes.

By going on a vacation where you do not have to worry about classes, your body and mind have a chance to relax.

A lot of people do have to work over the summer, especially if you have bills and things to pay for, but if you give yourself a vacation at least once or a few times, you are giving your body a chance to recover from the stress that you had went through all fall and spring semesters.

If you decide and feel like you can handle and want to take summer classes, then that is fine too.

College Avenue Student Loans explains that taking summer classes is good for students because they may be able to graduate sooner, and the class sizes could be smaller.

A lot of students enjoy closer relationships with their professors, which makes summer a great time to do that.

Summer classes also finish a lot sooner than classes during the fall and spring semesters. This is a chance to take classes that may not be as important to you and give you the chance to get them done and out of the way sooner than later.

Summer classes are not for everyone, because they do not give students the chance to rest their brain and destress from the semesters before, but if you know you can handle it, then it is a great way to get ahead.

If you want to take classes over the summer then that is great. If you want to go on vacation and not think about school for a few months, then that is great too.

There is no right way to enjoy your summer break. You just do what you think is best for your education and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.

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