If you are a student with nothing better to do because you have finished your term then this is the perfect time to pick up some new skills. One such skill (posh prose don’t you think) is writing web applications. You can get a great start (including 196 pages of well worked example text about building a Nerd Diner system) here:
At the moment the focus is on VS 2008, but I’m sure the content will be updated in due course, and all the fundamentals are the same. In fact the microsoft.com/web stuff is very interesting, particularly if you are wanting to host things like WordPress on your Windows system.