The air is as crisp as an apple, and the children are keen on picking up cones. Spring is here, and you've been curious about what the kids would do. It quite surprised you that they went back to school. You could imagine how the spring stimulated their zest for learning. Blame it on the morning sun.
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.
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.
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.
Fun is a teenager's favorite word, and college life would be dull without it. Fortunately for college students and applicants alike, college clubs and organizations provide lots of it. If college students are really honest about themselves, then there's a possibility of not giving too much importance (and money) into college education. After all, there aren't too many places to be away from the prying eyes of parents.
It's easy to make a long list of New Year's resolution, even easier to break it a few days after New Year's Day. College students must learn to make a resolution on this one, and there's more than one good reason to do it. If you've been struggling with the coursework, then New Year can be your turnaround. You're in your late teens, so it's high time to be responsible for your actions.
If you're really serious about pursuing a college degree, then you must plan your college visit. It may be hard to tell that you'll feel at home in this particular university, but you can ask questions.
Italo Calvino once argued that reading classical novels would be better than not reading them at all. The author, whose postmodernist works made him the most-translated Italian writer of his generation, would get the idea from Socrates learning how to play the flute. “What good will it do you,” the philosopher's doubters asked, “to know this tune before you die?”.