Whether you're a loner or a people type of teenager, you know that there's more to the club than the usual socializing on a weeknight (or weekend). You have seen how your mother has invested a lot of time in keeping your family together. (And no one can't live without a good cook.) You also recall your old friends, where there's mutual trust and respect between you. You couldn't imagine keeping in touch if there isn't one. These insights should help you get along with the other members of the club, and you've been dreaming about it during the application period. And then comes the twist.
You should know that the best college applicants have similar test scores, also GPAs not far from each other. They also attempt to stretch their imagination by thinking (a bit too hard) about their best traits during their participation in the school's extracurricular activities. And they won't forget varsity. You wouldn't panic if you couldn't match their achievements, not even be close to their high grades. Summer could be your golden opportunity.
You're genuinely surprised to find out that your college application essay isn't difficult as you expect. Read the instructions again. Ask the admissions tutor. Imagine yourself rewinding your past experiences.
The Fourth of July is supposed to be the best time to reflect on American history, and where Americans are heading into. The current zeitgeist should remind everyone that it might be now or never. Alas, the fourth of July happens in the middle of summer. No one wants to stay indoors (unless someone hasn't overgrown the summer reruns on television). College students rather like to keep it simple.
Your parents, even your grandparents, would tell you the same thing when you ask them about the biggest challenges they have faced during their college days. Your generation may be dealing with the same issues, but they won't affect to a severe degree as before. You belong to iGen, who spend their entire adolescence - and childhood - on gadgets. And it's more disturbing than you think.
In the old days, authors take long walks before writing a chapter or several chapters (at the most). It's an effective method of letting those creative juices overflow after savoring a bright, cool day. It doesn't mean that a gray, cold morning isn't less effective. (You might be thinking of a Gothic story.) It's more complicated these days, as there are many distractions to keep writers from doing the job right away. In the case of college students, it may be a Herculean effort.
You have time to Google Tarquin the Proud, the last king of Rome. His tyranny led to his overthrow (and the rise of the Roman Republic), but you were more interested in the Sibylline books. You couldn't get enough of the fabled tale behind it, which would be the premise of Rick Riordan's next novel.
The final year in college is a season away, and you're wondering if you have performed as expected during your penultimate year. You may have little time in pondering about your performance during this time of the term, but you can make your conclusion after assessing it for a few minutes or less. If you think you could have done better, then you have lots of opportunities during this pressure-packed month. On the other hand, you can't afford to slack at this point. Not even a bit.
You might be too old to bring out your grade-school kid in you and interpret "Games of Thrones" through simple illustrations on a piece of paper, but this could be THE activity that would save you from procrastinating during the spring semester.
You're thinking of "Arabian Nights" after your imagination run wild while reading those descriptions of exotic places. You can add a brief review of Pier Paolo Paolini's graphic adaptation of the book (or so you think), even comparing it to the Italian filmmaker's version of "Canterbury Tales".