To make the grade, college students have to produce a paper on a pre-determined subject. The only problem is that Liam worries he'll be stuck with an essay on the meaning of life.
Liam is desperate to avoid writing about life. He's always been afraid that his existentialist dad would have him shipped back home when he found out Liam's grades had dropped again. Liam knows his dad would suggest that, or at least point out that this is the third time in three semesters. So as soon as he gets assigned an essay, he finds out how to Faking It (without getting caught).