School holidays have always been a time welcomed by all students, as they can look forward to days of relaxing, playing and even going overseas. However, without a balanced study-play holiday, they may find themselves rusty and unable to cope with the school work when school reopens. This is especially important if students are going to face the major exams the following year, like PSLE, N Levels, O Levels, A Levels and even Exams for Tertiary Education. The ability to fully utilise the school holidays can better prepare students for challenges ahead, without compromising the play time. Here are some ways to better utilise the school holidays.
#1 – Plan A Holiday Schedule
If the holiday is all about play and no work, it is as bad as all work and no play. Plan your daily schedule such that you can allow some hours to study and revise what you have learnt for the past year. Avoid sleeping late at night and end up waking up late, disrupting your bio-clock. This is bad for your health, especially your brain cells. Include exercise times for a healthier lifestyle and have regular meals.
#2 – Go For Enrichment Courses
Students can go for some enrichment courses to better develop their character and body. Learn a musical instrument, enhance computer skills, get into sports or learn a new language – these not only take students off their minds on studies, but also prepare them for later stages of life by doing a more rounded character development.
#3 – Actively Engage Tutors To Reinforce Foundations
Students can engage tutors more actively during holidays to strengthen their foundations, or to tackle weaknesses discovered during their exams. In this way, the holiday is better utilised and students can stay sharp and able to achieve greater heights next year. Even for those who are going from Primary 6 to Secondary 1, or going for Post-Secondary Education like Junior Colleges or Polytechnics. This is a good time to prepare academically for the next stage. Start Tuition has a whole range of tutors to suit the needs of students!
So, with these tips in mind, you can have a productive holiday and there will be no regrets on having wasted it!