3 ways high school juniors can make the most of spring break

Longing for a moment of calm in the storm of junior year? Spring break can be a much-needed breather from exams and projects—the perfect opportunity to recharge, catch up, and even plan ahead

Here's how to make the most of your time off.

1. Recharge.

Spring break will be one of your best chances to catch your breath in the midst of a hectic year. It's important to make sure you're in a good place both physically and mentally to finish the year strong. Try to set aside time to catch up on sleep, connect with friends and family, and take part in activities that make you happy. A well-deserved and well-timed break can be exactly what you need to keep yourself energized and motivated for the months ahead.

2. Catch up.

With no new assignments popping up on a daily basis, spring break is the ideal time to catch up on any coursework or material you've fallen behind on. Start by making a list of assignments that are overdue, tests on which you underperformed, and material you'd like to review. Pace yourself by focusing on one task at a time. The good news is that the time you spend finishing your assignments and making sure you have a solid understanding of the course content now will save you lots of time and energy down the road.

Getting extra help from a tutor can be a great idea, too. A tutor can help you make a personalized study plan for the rest of the semester and support you in the areas in which you’re struggling the most. Contact us here to get started with one of our expert tutors.

3. Plan ahead.

If you've had a chance to recharge and catch up, now is a good time to consider the standardized tests, AP exams, and academic finals coming up in the next few months. Getting ahead now will lessen your end-of-year stress.

Come up with a study plan by looking at your upcoming test dates, considering how much time you can devote to studying each week, and prioritizing your most urgent tasks.

  • If you haven't yet made plans for taking the SAT/ACT, now is the time to take a diagnostic exam, identify your strengths and areas for improvement, and determine which test prep option (self prep, classes, tutoring, etc.) is the best fit for you.
  • If you'll be taking AP exams in a few months, it's a great idea to get ahead by organizing your notes from your AP classes, reviewing everything you’ve learned so far, and practicing FRQs and multiple-choice questions.

Need more individualized advice?

The recommendations above are general suggestions. If you have specific questions, reach out to our experts here. We’re happy to help in any way we can.


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