Spring break is here, and that brings two immediate things to mind for me. First off, I get to take a breather and relax for a while, which is great. I’ve been very busy as of late, and having some time to unwind is definitely appreciated. It hasn’t really sunk in yet that I get an entire week off of school, but I’m still really excited. I don’t have many plans yet, but I’ll probably just get some tennis in and hang out with friends. I don’t think I’ll be doing much traveling over break, which is sort of nice because I get to sleep in more and just lounge about the house. The second thing that spring break means to me is the transition into the fourth quarter of the school year. Things are about to get pretty serious. Between keeping up with daily classwork, preparing for AP tests, college entrance exams, and semester finals, as well as balancing extracurricular activities, I’m going to be pretty busy for some time.
As much as I hate to spend some of my time off doing schoolwork, I’m going to have to get started going through review books for my classes. I have study guides for my three AP classes that I’m going to crack open over the break, and I plan on going through older sections of my other textbooks to make sure that I remind myself of content I might have forgotten over time. With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, I want to make sure that I’m ready and prepared for the slew of tests, rather than being blindsided by stuff that I’m not expecting. In the end, one of the most important things to keep in mind for testing is preparedness. Cramming isn’t going to help, and working hard to keep up with everything is incredibly important.