Okay, there are 24 hours in a day. You plan each and every moment of those 24 hours, without leaving enough time for sleep. You know exactly how much time you're going to spend on classes. You'll come back, get a quick snack, and start working on the paper. You have only 5 hours to get it done, since you have to study afterwards.
It's your final year in college, and you'll experience a roller coaster of emotions. You've been warned about the most challenging part of the coursework happening this term, and you didn't doubt it. You've been dreading your thesis for a year or two, but there's no turning back this time. It doesn't end there, as you must write more essay papers. There are more tests. You're not too worried about it, as you've been living in a bubble for some time.
A different college experience could mean anything, but it would likely point to the location. And your whereabouts should make a huge difference. Imagine the town where your college would be found. Your nightlife is limited to a few options, which should be a mixed blessing. (You want a balance between your studies and social life, but you don't want to stretch your budget.) On the other hand, the big city never sleeps at all. This could pose lots of challenges. You have a dilemma.
If you're intent on pursuing a career in authorship, then the BA English program is a dream come true. If you have second thoughts about it, then it wouldn't matter if you consider changing courses. There's so much to learn about the English literature including authors from English-speaking countries (other than the US and Great Britain). It will be useful at some point (of your life).
It's the most important piece of work that you have written so far, and the level of difficulty depends on the topic. It's none other than your dissertation, which will interfere with your life. Don't ever think that you won't see the daylight, as coming up with a topic can set the pace of your work. You may wonder if it's similar to a novelist thinking about a new book.
Micheal Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., made it his mission to standardize statewide tests during his tenure as mayor of New York. There was a rise on test results in English and math. Racial achievement gap had been cut in half. Bloomberg's campaign was an illustration of teaching the test, which doesn't suggest that exemplary instructors would be behind it as well. It could be similar to college students studying literature.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and its competitor, the American College Testing (ACT), are widely used for college admissions in the US. SAT, owned and developed by the College Board, was introduced in 1926. ACT, produced by a non-profit organization of the same name, was first administered by Everett Franklin Lindquist, a professor of education at the University of Iowa College of Education, in 1959. High school students would complete in test in four hours or less, which assess their reading comprehension skills, mathematical abilities, and writing capabilities.
Is procrastination the best tip for studying? Most college students will attest to it, and freshmen haven't mastered the art of time management. And there are many ways to recall the lessons during the limited time. (Some students use cards while others have guides by their side. A few rather try unconventional methods like composing a song about it.)
Malia Obama's decision to take a gap year before her freshmen year at Harvard is not an uncommon case among high school graduates. The number of universities (that encourage students to take a year off) is increasing, such that schools like University of North Carolina offer scholarships for applicants who didn't follow the traditional route of education.
In "Orange County" (2002), teenager Shaun Brumder turned away from a life of drinking, partying, and surfing after Lonny, his best friend, was killed in a surfing accident. A novel by Marcus Skinner saved him, also inspired him to study writing at Stanford University. It happened to be the author's alma mater. Many teens may relate to Shaun's superficial existence (prior to the tragedy), but finding a novel that changed his life would be another thing.