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The 13 Stages of Taking a Summer Class Online, As Told By The Disney Princesses

Just because it's summer, does not mean my paper won't be turned in an hour before its due.

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Summer is in full swing, but school has not left the building. Sometimes you have to take an online summer class. Thankfully, the Disney Princesses know exactly how you feel.

Stage 1: Signing Up

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There is nothing like the feeling of knowingly signing away your summer. Just like Ariel, you don't know what you are getting yourself into, but it sounds good in the moment. Walking on land is the exact same thing as earning three credits. It only leads to good things, right?

Stage 2: Goodbye Freedom

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"I'll only need a two week break from reading, papers and assignments and then I'll be ready to get back at it," said no one ever. Like Rapunzel, this is what the week before an online class looks like. Soon it will be schedules, due dates, and school work. You try to enjoy the freedom while you still have it.

Stage 3: The Syllabus

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This means it's really happening. This is not a dream. Watch as Belle glides through all those readings, papers, homework and more. All of which can be found on the syllabus. It's go time.

Stage 4: The First Assignment

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That was it? Just a nice, soft opener to the next five weeks. Hey! You even earned all the points! A+ for sharing a fun fact about yourself to people you will never see in real life. Take Snow White's advice, a little applause goes a long way.

Stage 5: Getting In A Rhythm

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Phew! The first couple of assignments are in and you've even turned them in well in advance. This might not be so bad after all. That's right, Moana, smoothing sailing for this online summer class machine!

Stage 6: First Big Project

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SMS! Save MY Ship! You just received an email reminder from you teacher that the first project, as outlined in the syllabus, is coming up. And trust me, your face looks just like Mulan's. "Oh yeah, that's...something...I have...to do," you say. The shock. The surprise. And the sadness.

Stage 7: Old Habits Die Hard

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And just like that, you are halfway through the class. However, poor habits from the school semester are coming back. The days of early submissions or spending time working on papers are no longer. Nope! Now you ignore assignments like the plague. And most times, if not all, that assignment is turned in an hour before it's due. Clearly, Cinderella can relate to the all nighters about a paper on the global economy.

Stage 8: The Homework Excuse

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Other than getting class credit, there is another perk to the online summer class. The beloved homework excuse. Don't want to go to your Aunt's sister's husband's niece's cousin's wedding? Didn't think so. Like Tiana, shrug the shrug and claim homework.

Stage 9: Really Needing The Excuse

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Sadly, at some point, you HAVE to start using the excuse. This means missing out on the fun things only summer can provide. Want to go swimming with friends? Sorry, your paper is due tomorrow. Want to visit the drive in theatre for a late night showing? Haha, can't, homework. It's like school, but in the summer, it's so worse. Oh Merida, we didn't want to actually have to use the excuse either.

Stage 10: There's More?

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So you just spent the last three days putting all your effort into one, big project. Congrats! But remember, this is a summer class. You only have five weeks to accomplish a semester. Read the dread in Aurora's face as you both realize that when one project ends, an even bigger one is around the corner.

Stage 11: The Finish Line Is In Sight

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You are almost there! It is the last week and you are tying up all the loose ends. Anna, we feel ya. Do not tell yourself you cannot do it anymore, because you CAN! You made it this far, don't stop now. The end is near.

Stage 12: The Last Assignment

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You've hit submit for the last time. It is over! Freedom is here! Goodbye assignments in the summer. Goodbye online classmates that suffered through these five weeks with me. We've never met in real life, but thanks for being there. Pocahontas has it right. Turning the last bit of work is exactly like this. The biggest celebration of the summer.

Stage 13: Time For Summer

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It truly is a whole new world! Like Jasmine, you can experience this season as it should be. Summer is a break, so take it! Forget those last five weeks even happened and get into the spirit of summer. Late nights, swimming, ice cream, watching movies, going on adventures are waiting for you and nothing is holding you back.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

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9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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