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How to Stay Academically Motivated During Summer Break

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 02:32 PM

Don’t Let Summer Brain Drain Take Over Your Time Off

For students across the US, it’s summer break time! Many are using this time to take a break from the rigors of the school year, but the lack of classroom time can lead to “summer brain drain” or the “summer slide,” where students lose some of the academic progress they’ve made over the previous school year. Staying motivated to continue learning, have a productive summer, and prepare for the next school year can be hard, but we’re here to help!

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain with These Thought-Provoking Podcasts

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 10, 2019 @ 02:51 PM

Stay Academically Sharp By Tuning into These Fun Podcasts

Once school is out for the summer it can be all too easy to go on autopilot. Even if you’ve planned jam-packed summer break filled with internships, test preparation, or maybe working a part-time job, it is important to stay curious and keep learning – just as you would during the school year.

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5 Last-Minute Summer Activity Ideas

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:56 PM

Creative Ideas for Summer Learning Experiences 

For students preparing for the college application process, summer break is an exciting opportunity to pursue new ways to learn outside of the classroom. Whether you get a job, focus on test preparation, enroll in an academic program, or start an internship, there are plenty of ways to broaden your skill set when school is out of session.

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How to Apply for Summer Internships

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Find an Internship That Aligns With Your Interests and Goals

Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, enhance their skill set, and fight off summer brain drain. Unfortunately, finding a best-fit internship opportunity that aligns with your needs and goals can be challenging. 

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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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Fight Summer Brain Drain: How to Learn and Continue College Prep Over the Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

Use Your Summer Break to Explore an Interest, Learn, And Get a Head Start on College Applications

 

Summer break is here for many students, but that doesn’t mean all learning has to stop! It’s important for college-bound students to spend their summers wisely, but they don’t have to participate in a fancy college summer program to do it.

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Summer Activity Ideas for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Here Are Some Summer Plan Suggestions For Students Who Aren’t Sure How to Spend Their Break

Summer is right around the corner, and, if they haven’t started already, high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to make plans for how to spend those free months. For many students, summer break is seen as a time to take a break from school and soak up the sun – and that’s okay – but that’s not all they need to do.
 

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10 Apps to Keep Students Learning this Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

Fight Learning Loss This Summer With Fun, Educational Apps

The “summer slump” is real, and as IvyWise Founder and CEO Dr. Katherine Cohen highlighted on the TODAY Show this morning, students can lose up to two months of math and reading achievement during summer break.

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