As an editor of the high school newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the high school literary magazine, and a college journalism major, I have clearly always been someone who doesn’t mind writing a research paper or an essay. In fact, I welcomed these assignments when I was still in school. I would pick a 10-page essay over a math test literally any day of the week. I’m a fast writer and I managed to get good grades on my papers even when I admittedly didn’t try very hard.
Easing into a new semester is always tough. While a fresh start is nice, like, in theory, coming back to school almost always just serves as a reminder that you’ve managed to forget literally everything you learned the last time you were in school. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been gone for a month, a week, or even just a weekend–getting yourself back in shape for school will never not be the absolute worst thing in the world.