It’s already past a month into your summer break! I know you’re enjoying the freedom but have you been actively keeping your brain busy? Remember, this is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming school year and study for the SAT and/or ACT. Yet, I know that studying itself can be tiresome. Instead, why don’t you consider reading some books? It’s a great way to keep your brain thinking while reading about captivating plots and entertaining new possibilities.
In particular, look for books that stretch your intellectual possibilities. While the Harry Potter series is entertaining, consider other books like renowned classics. Colleges are interested in well-rounded students, and part of that is being well versed with multiple ideologies. Besides, you may be able to use one of those books as inspiration for writing an essay later on in your college career!
Here is a link to what a college admissions counselor advised for a summer reading list. Take a look through and see if any of them would be something you might be interested in. Or even ask your Excel Test Prep tutors for recommendations.
Remember, as fun as the summer may be, don’t let your brain lose the knowledge from the previous school year. Keep it busy and you’ll be ready for what comes next school year!