Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Summer from Connect-Ability

Summer is finally here, and that means hot days, free time, and of course summer reading.  Now while there are certainly those out there who love nothing more than some good books on a hot July day, there are also many of us who find nothing more difficult than flipping through pages when we know that the pool awaits us.  Thankfully, for those who may find themselves in the latter group--our Connect-Ability editorial board gave some tips on just this subject in the May 2013 session, and it just might help everyone this summer:

Prompt: "I hate reading!  I have 150 pages to read by Monday.  I'm a junior in high school and all I want to do is pass English, get out of here, and start my life.  Any ideas?


"Sometimes you just have to do things, as much as you may or may not like them.  We all face these dilemmas in our lives, but you just have to get past them."

"If you hate reading, then you might have trouble living life to it's fullest.  If you really can't just read it, it might help if you break the book up in to sections and take it one piece at a time."

"I suggest breaking up the work and doing a little at a time, so it is not as overwhelming.  Realize that while reading may not be as fun as some other activities, it is important to get your work done with your best effort."

While the person that we responded to may have just had the weekend to finish up their book, these ideas work well even with a person who has all summer long to get through a book.  While summertime is a time to relax and have plenty of fun, it is still a very good idea to keep your mind sharp with reading--as the school year does tend to sneak up fast.  So happy summer from all at Connect-Ability, and let us know if these tips work for you!

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