Read without regret


Junior Alana Smith plans out her summer reading schedule by sticky-noting sections of an assigned novel.

Last Wednesday the summer reading for the AP english classes was passed out and it wasn’t hard to identify that some students were less than pleased.

And sure, it’s not hard to understand their complaint. Spending warm summer days sprawled on a brown leather couch pouring over Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein doesn’t exactly compare to sun bathing at the beach.

Although it can be assured that summer reading is a lot less painful when one combines the two.

Regardless, no matter what a student thinks about summer reading or summer homework in general, it’s inevitably good for them.

Under personal experience, it can be said that adjusting to the rigor of a class at the beginning of the school year much easier after a taste of it over summer.

When the mind is introduced to new material periodically over breaks away from school, it is also more prepared to learn when school does start again, so post-summer laziness won’t set in on that fatal day in September.

In addition, summer homework helps those who are on the fence about whether or not they can handle the course they signed up for make schedule decisions.

So to those assigned summer work, embrace it. It’s annoying and sometimes lengthy, but to be a step ahead when school starts makes it worth the while.