During summer vacation, I prefer working to studying, because I’d like to do something that’s a bit different from what I’ve been doing all year. Having a summer job can be fun, because you can make a lot of new friends while working. It’s also great to have a bit of pocket money to buy some cool clothes for the following school year, and to have some spending money when I’m hanging out with my friends. I would consider taking claases only if my grades were slipping. Fortunately, I’m doing well in school, so I’m free to spend the time as I wish.
I try to take on a part-time job during my summer vacations, if I can. Sometimes it will only be for one day a week. It’s just always helpful to get the work experience and keep myself on some sort of productive schedule. I’m much less likely to take a class during the summer. I’m often so exhausted from all the homework and tests and papers from the school year that I truly need to get away from it for a while. I need to recharge. That way, I can start the new school year with a good attitude, not feeling like I’m going to crash and burn immediately. So my summers are an easy blend of relaxing and working a simple job. I find that it helps make the rest of the year more productive and fulfilling.