Summer school a great way to kick off summer

Lenzie Purcell / Times-News

Summer school was a great way to start the summer.
   I didn’t feel like I was wasting my break time considering the session was so short and I was happy to have a less busy campus.
   Experiencing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the summer was something I will never forget. I didn’t have to wait in line for coffee and never had to stalk the library for a spot. It was a nice change from the hectic student body that usually roams campus.
   I just finished up summer classes here in Chapel Hill and was pleasantly surprised with the whole experience.
   I was tired at the end of the school year, but I decided to finish up my foreign language requirement by taking Spanish as well as creative writing and had a blast with both.
   The smaller class sizes made Spanish easier to learn and creative writing felt more intimate. I was able to not only read every single one of my short stories aloud, but to also hear my classmates. Their feedback, along with my professor’s, was key to improving my writing.
   Even though summer classes require longer class times, it was a chance to get to know my classmates and professors. Long class periods also allowed for more in-depth, hands-on activities, especially in Spanish.
   The session was May 15 through June 19 and during that time, I was able to earn six hours of credit toward graduation.
   I also was able to have more time at home to study considering I was only taking two classes. All in all, I really enjoyed summer classes and would recommend them to any student itching to learn.
   I had a great time, but I do miss my fellow Tar Heels and I can’t wait to be back for my junior year.

Lenzie Purcell is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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