So you think you're ready for college, eh? I remember how I fancied myself a good writer when I was in high school. Then, in my college freshman English class, I got the first D of my life on a paper I wrote about Billy Budd. I wanted to jump overboard just before walking the plank.
I quickly made the necessary adjustments to my compositional style, though, and went on to become a famous Internet blogger [insert loud laughter here]. Seriously, now's the time, high schoolers, to take a good, hard look in the Mirror of Truth to see just how well prepared you are for college. Here's what can happen if you gloss over those gaping shortcomings before that crucial first semester on campus: