By Shiane Jacocks |Staff Writer|
Some students take advantage of their summer by hanging out with friends and family.
However, there are some students who spend their summer vacation hitting the books.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy your time off and I, for one, argue that taking too many summer classes could lead to becoming emotionally distraught.
Some students who use up all their time studying may not acknowledge the increased anxiety.
A break is just that, a break, and it helps relieve that strain that may have developed during the three months of class sessions in spring quarter.
An article from the website, Education Portal, called “The Pros and Cons of Taking Summer Classes” by Laura Allen stated, “Doing another class would just maintain that high stress level and no one in college wants to hit that burnout point if they can help it. After all, once you hit the working world, you don’t get a summer break anymore.”
The article also lists some other cons such as that there is less class variety, a shorter time period, and the chance of getting a summer job becomes even harder.
Often, students who do not get financial aid or cannot afford to take classes are trying to get a job to pay off those extra loans.
“A lot of students can’t go because either their financial aid can’t cover it all or their parents don’t have enough money for them,” said student Clarissa Larios.
Those classes, which are short and quick take up too much of one’s time and therefore, being a full-time student becomes their job.
It’s a miracle that students find time to get a job and have time to get summer classes.
There are, although, less choices when you sign up for certain classes.
Some students may argue that they get the classes they need, while some disagree on that topic.
“Summer classes are very much needed because I can only take it then. Beggars can’t be choosers,” said student Gabby Myers.
An article on scholarship.com called “The Benefits of Summer Classes” by Kayla Herrera expressed the positive side to summer classes such as you’ll graduate sooner, keep your skills sharp, and get more attention from your professors when you need assistance with your homework.
Larios also said that some types of students who take summer classes are the ones who want to graduate within three or four years.
This plan can be very beneficial to someone who is part of the four year pledge that some freshmen have taken.
In a way, summer classes are what keeps these students within their contract.
Some might say, the students who sacrifice their time to learn are not only getting ahead in line, but they are getting closer to success.