Ever since I was introduced to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) and the Pittsburgh Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) in seventh grade, I realized that something which really gave me satisfaction was working on "projects." I think of working on a project as making your own class, with your own syllabus, at your own pace, on your own time, with the people you want. And the best part? You always get an A.
Type A: Academic Projects
Like most students, I've worked on projects for school and extra-curricular activities. The work I've done for these projects ranges all the way from science fairs, to technical presentations, to large projects done in class.
Type B: Independent Projects
Then there are the "other" projects. I mean the random, useless projects. These are the ones you do just for fun, or maybe something you do to help yourself with an everyday problem. Usually I spend a lot more time on these than I should, and the final products are nothing like what I expected. And I love every minute working on them.