Winter quarter approacheth.

The neat thing about being in a program like Running Start (for HS-age students) is that you get the same opportunities as any college student.  Namely, the ability to take classes online.

Boy, have I been taking advantage of this one.

Five out of the six classes I’ve been enrolled in so far have been online, and I gotta tell you, it’s a great experience.  When I was in high school, there was a lot less flexibility – in one area especially:  Due dates.

Online classes have a whole new definition of the term ‘last minute.’  In high school, assignments usually had to be done the night before.  Freshman year, that was what I stuck to.  Sophomore year, I was a little more brazen and would finish assignments while half-asleep on the bus or at lunch.

This year, things are moving to a whole new level.

When you think about it, school is like a video game.  With any game, there are secret levels and items you can stumble across to help you.  It’s the same way in life.  People need to be more open to these kinds of discoveries.  For example, you won’t find out that all the answers to your homework are on Quizlet unless you first type the questions into the search engine of your choice.

And when you unlock enough shortcuts in an online class, the last minute can finally be 11:59 PM on the day of the deadline.

I’ve always liked it when things are literal.