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Ways to keep your brain charged during the summer months!
Jul 12, 2012 | News Archive
Ways to keep your brain charged during the summer months!

This story is a supplement to this week’s “Summer Buzz” segment!
Written by: Desiree Fritz

 

Summer is in full swing, and while I’m sure school is the last thing on anyone’s mind, its always important to keep your brain refreshed and working. As a college student, I believe that taking a break from exams and term papers are important. However, I don’t want to too relaxed that I forget my skills and become a lazy student- not reading, writing, forgetting to use my big words.  My mother has always said that when you claim to be bored, it means that your brain lethargic. And, there’s no reason to have a lazy brain with so many educational resources out there just waiting to be explored!

Here are a few quick tips, I’ve developed to keep your mind as energizd as your body on this summer vacation, and they are useful for students of all ages! Learning doesn’t always have to take place in the classroom!

Tip One: Plan a day trip to the library: The library is a great resource and most libraries have tons of activities happening daily.  Just strolling through the isles and looking for something that inspires you is relaxing and can be surprising. You can also research something you’ve always been interested in... Follow us on our Summer of Freedom tour as we tour different libraries.

Tip Two: Create a academic enrichment game; Learning new things doesn’t have to be boring. You can create a game to help refresh your memory on things you’ve learned in the pass, like the names of the former United States Presidents and the elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. Has any played TRUE AMERICAN for 21+??? See here https://www.google.com/webhp?rlz=1C1CHFA_enUS487US489&sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=zbPfMoqnM7oN0ja0IQt7BA&pq=new%20girl%20jess%20drinking%20game&cp=6&gs_id=10&xhr=t&q=True%20American%20game&pf=p&rlz=1C1CHFA_enUS487US489&sclient=psy-ab&oq=True+A&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=fbbdc664aff417f8&biw=1145&bih=550

Tip Three: Develop a new hobby: Learn how to play an instrument or master a new recipe.

Tip Four: Get an internship or shadow someone in your field(s) of choice for a few weeks! Research people on the world wide web, look up email addresses and reach out to professionals you admire! Get practice before you jump into a career field, this is how you can determine if it’s really what you want to do with your life.

Tip Five: Sharpen your skills by looking over old assignments and making improvements to them: Looking over old assignments can potentially make you a better writer; it also helps to reinforce information you’ve once learned!

 

Other tips like these can be found at sites like:

http://www.articlesbase.com/college-and-university-articles/keeping-your-brain-active-over-the-summer-5983701.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/keeping-your-brain-active-over-the-summer

http://www.selfhelpdaily.com/8-suggestions-for-keeping-your-mind-fit-and-healthy/


Watch this video for even more tips!

Posted By: Desiree Fritz

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