Reviews for College Material
Affronted Toad chapter 1 . 8/18/2013
WAAAH
I hate college applications! Why lord?
SUGGABUBBLE chapter 1 . 4/14/2013
I TOTALLY LOVED IT!
Briar A. Rose chapter 1 . 3/24/2013
Absolutely loved this! Had me literally laughing out loud. I even felt like I related to it even though my applying to Uni was nothing like this!
In mine there were no essays, no meaningful and life changing experiences that will add to our future universities or extra-curricular activities, not even any hand written applications! We send in our basic information (names, address, school etc) and what Universities and courses we are applying for online and wait for them to accept us (or not) based on our end of year 12 exam results coupled with our scores for a few tests during that year. Pretty much as simple as that! I love Australia for not putting me through this pain, hahaha
FamilyGirl chapter 1 . 5/31/2012
LOL I was laughing so hard. Now I'm fearing college slightly at least I'm still only in year 8 so I have a fair way to go yet but this was so good. Such a neat little parody mocking college aplications.
salex13 chapter 1 . 5/27/2012
I loved this.

This sort of dark humour, satire, with a tinge of melancholy, is simply brilliant. Very cleverly written. So creative, loved it!
Willow chapter 1 . 11/10/2011
Thank you for writing this! Omg, I am trying to decide whether I should bother filling out a college app right now. I totally feel like this when filling out those dumb things. Love the part that begins, "I am seventeen. I don't know that I've had a truly meaningful experience..." Seriously, why can't college admissions counselors be realistic? I completely agree with the last part about her beef with college, especially the if-you-don't-go-you're-a-giant-failure bit.
subtly.obvious chapter 1 . 3/21/2011
Dude, i am already freaked about college applications. This kinda freaked me out more. Although it does make me happy to know that there are other people like me out there.
Into the Sunshine chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
Your writing makes me laugh and this story makes me happy. Thanks. :D
purplehost chapter 1 . 6/28/2010
Choosing to read this randomly was a bit ironic considering the fact that I'll have to go through the application process in a few short months. It makes me feel a little less freaked out about it though, so thanks. Also, I can't believe she actually founded the young communist club. That had me laughing for a while.
BellsAndRoses chapter 1 . 6/13/2010
Fantastic story! It was well written, and gave a humorous angle to a stressful topic.
IHateMyLoveLife chapter 1 . 6/11/2010
This had a very melancholy feel to it. Even the bit about Dana founding the Young Communists Association- which will amusing- just left me thinking, am I going to have to make up stuff like that for college? Although, if I founded or joined a Communist group, I think my dad might shoot me.

I like how she's just normal teenage girl that didn't do a lot and has a jacked up family. And she's honest and she didn't make up things just to look better for some college.

The exchange between Dana and her dad made me smile. The parent's trying to "know" their kid more and we just shoot them down cold.

Overall, one of those stories that I can keep coming back to read.
Kajal chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Hahahaha, great oneshot! Didn't like the application process when I was applying to undergraduate universities; liked it even less when I applied to grad schools so I can totally relate )
Shima And Tempis chapter 1 . 11/25/2009
As someone who has had to go through the college application three times due to unforeseen circumstances, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I feel like it should be required reading when we reach that time in our lives. Each character is very unique even if briefly introduced, and your narrator's voice is fantastic. Really well done.

-SAT
Jen calculates chapter 1 . 6/8/2009
Another great one-shot. And completely relatable.

“I am seventeen. I don’t know that I’ve had a truly meaningful experience, or a significant accomplishment. I don’t know what my career goals are, and I’m too self-absorbed to have any real great concerns, or at least to know what to do about them. That is, I’m afraid, the Unmotivated Teenage Human Condition.”

Pretty much what I wish I'd written on my personal statement.
spinelesslysweet chapter 1 . 4/27/2009
heyy, good job! this is quite original and rather funny! i was LOL at "I feel like if this were a television show the happy, self-esteem affirming moment music would be playing and we’d probably hug. But this is the real world and teachers get arrested for that sort of thing."

i have to say its quite unique too, i mean the tone of the story sounded so apathetic and dark to me but even then you managed to make it funny!
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