Summer. I'm viewing it from a desk while a professor lectures me about astronomy while I stare out the window; so close to feeling the sunlight on my face, yet so far. Rather than suntanning on a beach, I find myself in a classroom. Summer school should be illegal. Thankfully, I'm not the only one in the classroom.
This morning, I am taking the final exam for my
1. Make new friends. Like me, if you're taking a summer class, you probably aren't at your home university. Chances are, you're probably at a community college. Use this opportunity to get to know people you wouldn't have met otherwise.
2. Bring a snack and water bottle. Chances are likely this isn't your typical one hour class. No. Summer classes would never be that bearable. Intro to Astronomy averaged to be about 4 hours every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Four. Hours. You're probably going to get hungry and thirsty. Throw a granola bar in your tote and you're good to go!
3. Dress in layers. It might be 100 degrees outside but inside that building, it might as well be Antarctica. Throw on a cute light scarf and cardigan to avoid the chills. (I wouldn't recommend a cardigan if you were to visit Antarctica, however...)
4. Stay positive. Think of it this way - it's one less class to worry about during the regular school year and one step closer to graduation! It might even raise your GPA a little, too! Good news is, its only a few weeks!
With all of that said, good luck! We'll survive this summer class together.