Students Freaking Out About New UC Essay Prompts
Posts about college essays written by hibernationnow ..
Dropping out was the best thing I’ve done so far. I made it through two years of bull and finally said “enough”. My mistake was going to a private school full of kids who didn’t know anything about life. They partied and drank and skipped class and went to school for free because their parents paid for the soccer field. College is not an institute for higher learning, it’s a business. They could care less if you stay or not, as long as you pay your bill.
“Stop freaking out about me getting into college.
Mental strain, I do so well and then something collapses. Under stress or something but then I can’t think or write and all my classes are the analytical humanities kind. No I’m not learning marketable job skills except critical thinking about culture/theory etc. which is marketable for grad schools and onward up the academic ladder. I finally made it to the senior level all 400 level classes where there is less time for mental collapse. And no one I talk to seems to understand. This stuff is what I love but I can’t see continuing with such an inconsistent mind. It’s really very painful both ways throwing it all away or staying until I completely snap mentally.
And financial aid is going to have my ass so I don’t know if I can come back later.
One positive thing academic history is not about having fun and enjoying history, maybe my mind can go back to reading it for fun and pleasure instead of for an assigned grade.