The hills are alive during the spring season, but it's a different picture in the university. The term is coming to its final stretch. It's the most stressful moment for any college student, as the examinations and essay assignments are crammed into that short season (or so you've been thinking during these past months). It happens to be a rite of passage for any college student, so you should have a general idea. (If you didn't ask older students during your first visit to the campus, then you could have saved those questions for your tutor.)
You're done with the draft of your essay assignment, which didn't turn out to be difficult as you think. You're way ahead of the deadline, which is a good thing. Submitting your assignment is the farthest thing in your mind, as you need to proofread it.
Consider yourself lucky if you're being asked to write an essay on "The Scarlet Letter". Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel is an American classic, but the Me Too movement makes it more relevant than ever. Some literary critics could point out that this watershed movement shed a different light on Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister of Hester's church.
Leaving home, trying to do well academically, financial worries. Problems arise from these situations, which could affect your academic performance. No one would tell you that college life could be a bed of roses. Then again, the university staff should help you when the signs of distress couldn't be ignored anymore.
"Downsizing" is Alexander Payne's latest attempt in poking the middle Americans, but his sci-fi comedy reveals something else. Paul Safranek, an occupational therapist. agrees to be shrunk to a height of five inches. Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen, who discovers this breakthrough, believes this irreversible process will help reduce the global waste. The Norwegian scientist would be dead wrong, as the likes of Paul have seen other benefits.
Groundhog Day happened a few weeks ago, but you wondered if Punxsutawney Phil was right. Six more weeks of winter, which didn't seem long enough. The assignments and examinations would prompt you to pay less attention to your (cold) surroundings until you surf the Internet. There's a forecast of heavy snowfall in Great Britain and possibly the other parts of Europe.
You're studying online while beating yourself up. Work would drain what is left of your energy (for your studies), your adorable pet dog deletes the draft of your essay (assignment), and you're getting frustrated for not meeting your (high) expectations. You must breathe deeply, You should spend time with your family, who could be missing you by now. And it might be high time to leave your room.
You might look at this post with disbelief, even laugh at it. You resolve to be a frugal college student, who can live by ramen and pizza for a few years. You haven't included chips, which you'll need when you're pressured to beat the deadline for your assignment. (You also need to munch during your studies, as you prepare for your examination.) And you're capable of adding a little variety to your menu. (Fancy instant ramen anyone? Easy pizza?) You can do much more.
House rent is the ideal birthday gift for college students, but only their parents have the money (to pay for it). A Mac notebook can be the perfect present, which is convenient while typing important notes during a lecture. A part-time job might be needed to afford one, though. A digital SLR can bring out their creative side, upgrading their Instagram accounts in a short time. It can distract them from the coursework.
There's pressure to observe Valentine's Day, dating or not dating. Some students are thinking of skipping meals, so they can have dinner at a nearby fancy restaurant. It didn't occur to them that they need calories before (or during) paper writing. Some students don't like the public display of affection (PDA), reminding them of their singleness. They consider (attending) a seminar, but they must buy plane tickets.