Young people taking gap years is becoming more and more common in this day and age. Although it is still frowned upon by society because society is conditioned to think working nonstop throughout your life with no break is the way to go, a gap year can be an incredible life changing experience. The sad truth is that all of us are really slaves to the system and from the time we are four years old and enrolled in school for the first time, we are taught to follow the system like robots until one day we are convinced that this is what we must do. Most humans will go directly from kinder garden to primary school to middle school and then to high school only to be told that they must immediately go to college and start working a full time job after that. At this point life and bills take over and you are trapped for a very long time. The sad reality is that many people will only get a break from the rat race when they are retired and at this point, it is often too late to enjoy and experience life to the fullest. This is where a gap year comes in to play. You get to take time off to discover life and discover yourself. You might be very surprised at the changes that can take place during a gap year.
Make it count
Of course, it is important for you to make the gap year count so that you are ready to go to university when the gap year is over. You should take your SAT Prep during this time if the exam is required for your university.
It is important to do research on the subject because some universities will require you to take the Pearson test of English instead.
It is important that you use your gap year to do proper research about universities and find out which universities offer the best degrees in your chosen field. It is also important that you use your gap year to truly discover yourself as a person and that you choose a road in life that will make you happy and keep you inspired. Many people become doctors, lawyers and other high end professionals because everyone asked them to and while admittedly they do earn a lot of money, they are not truly happy with their lives. You need to do something that will keep you happy for the next few decades of your life.