how to waste a year off – easy steps

Preparation:

Junior year: don’t read books, write essays, explore colleges or prepare for SATs

Summer between junior and senior year: sleep till noon, hang out with friends

Senior year:

Plan A:

October-December: score as low as possible on the SATs, ask other people where to apply, write poor essays, miss as many deadlines as possible

January: take a deserved rest

February-March: complain about anxiety, while waiting for colleges’ application decisions

April: sink in depression over the rejection letters you have received

May: spend a lot of money and time on buying clothes and jewelry for the prom

Summer: take a deserved rest – sleep till noon, hang out with friends and take very short spells of daydreaming about your year off

Plan B:

October-December: breathe easily while the others are having a hard time taking exams and applying

January: make up your mind to start reading books

February-March: listen to your friends’ complaints and be happy about making the wisest and bravest decision in your life – to take a year off

April: worry a bit about the prospect of receiving rejection letters next spring and calm down by remembering you have made the best decision

May: spend a lot of money and time on buying clothes and jewelry for the prom

Summer: take a deserved rest – sleep till noon, hang out with friends and take very short spells of daydreaming about your year off

The year off proper:

October-December: score as low as possible on the SATs, ask other people where to apply, write poor essays, miss as many deadlines as possible

January: take a deserved rest

February-March: complain about anxiety, while waiting for colleges’ application decisions

April: sink in depression over the rejection letters you have received

May: prepare for university entrance exams for Bulgarian universities

Summer: pass the university entrance exams for Bulgarian universities, enroll at a Bulgarian university, take a deserved rest and take very short spells of daydreaming about the best years of your life as they are starting in October

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4 responses to this post.

  1. What I did after I decided to take a year off was to continue going to Lyd’s course, read books, write essays…after graduation..found a job, moved out and lived alone (well I had personal reasons to do it, not everybody should move 🙂 ), studied for SATs and TOEFL, took the exams and around Christmass have finished the college essays and have sent the applications. I haven’t great scores or brilliant essays, but the result is: well I’m not in Yale, but I still study in USA and have chance to transfer to Yale 😉 if I decide to do that or anywhere else 🙂

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  2. Posted by Nikki on February 22, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    The best way to waste a year off ever is to come live with me! 😛 I guarantee an absolute devotion to lazyness, a lot of parties – over sleeps, a lot of fun and no hard work at all! Of course if you want to do some work nobody is going to prevent you from doing that. 🙂

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  3. Posted by AR on December 9, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    @vesi: Wow! I wish I could follow in your footsteps ESPECIALLY since I myself am “gapping” this year..

    Whitman would be ideal. St John’s won’t be bad.
    😛

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  4. Posted by Nikki Atanasova on August 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    OMG, this post doesn’t seem funny to me any more! 😦

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