School holidays are a chance to take a break, but also a great time to get back on track and get ahead!
Check out these 5 tips to make the most of your school holidays.
1.Take a proper break.
You have worked hard this term and you deserve a break! Make sure you take at least 4-5 days at the beginning of the holidays to relax and not think about school at all. This will allow your brain to reset. Get out, get social and have some fun! Then you can and use the rest of the holidays to prepare for the upcoming term. It is best you take this break at the beginning of the holidays rather than the end, to ensure you can rebuild momentum at the end of the holidays, ready to get back to school refreshed.
2.Reflect and Reset.
Now is a great time to reflect on the term that has passed and set your goals for next term.
To make sure you are always improving and levelling up, consider the following questions:
- What did I do well this term?
- What can I improve for next term?
- What is one thing I can do to get closer to achieving my goal(s)?
3. Set aside time to study every day.
It is a lot better for your retention and motivation to study a little bit every day rather than cramming it all in the last 3 days. To avoid the last minute cram, try to set aside a few 30 minute study blocks each day. Short, consistent study blocks will be less daunting and keep the momentum going throughout the break. This makes it so much easier to get back to school next term.
4. Get it done early.
The best time to study is in the morning! Try studying at 9am to reflect the start of a normal school day. Set your timer for your 30 minute study block, smash out a few of these early and then enjoy the rest of your day with family & friends! Getting your study out of the way early reduces stress and guilt throughout the day so you can actually enjoy your holidays.
5. Read your english text.
If you haven’t already, the holiday break is a great time to read your english text. Count the number of pages in the text and divide it by 10. Now you know how many pages to read each day to finish the whole book in just 10 days! Setting this clear page goal will help you stick to it and finally get that book read.