Mustangs use summer assignments to stay sharp

Maddie Mercer – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – In many LRHS classes, students are required to do summer projects before the start of the new school year.

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Teachers want students to practice over the summer so that they don’t forget what they learned the previous year.  If they practice what they know, then the class will not only go easier for the teacher but the students as well.

LRHS English teacher Tatum Temple commented, “Yes, summer is a time to relax and recharge… but reading assignments allow students to stay sharp and prepare for the year ahead.”

Temple assigns summer reading. She said she does this because, “during the school year, students read texts and novels with the guidance and direction of their teacher. During the summer, there is more freedom in how you choose to approach and tackle the reading. It’s like taking off the training wheels, and seeing what you can accomplish on your own.”

LRHS chemistry teacher Alicia Moody said, “Many of the AP Chemistry students are seniors and have not taken Chemistry since the tenth grade.  Even if students have just completed Chemistry, they need to review the course prior to taking this college course. The summer assignment helps them to review topics they have previously studied, and prepares students for the upcoming challenges of the school year.”

Summer assignments may not be the most fun thing to do, but can help keep students’ brains activated throughout the summer. These practice assignments can help students remember what they learned, and will make a good impression on their teachers.