Thursday, February 18, 2016

Last Minute Essays

I am having a serious writers block right now. I'm supposed to write an essay, due in next Thursday but other than the standard "For the purpose of this essay, I will...", I can't seem to come up with anything. 

I've been staring at the damn guideline for ages now and I don't know where to start. Why can't we just have a nice, friendly multi-choice question assignment huh?!?! Don't worry, I'll still learn??? 

Other than just attending classes, I haven't been doing much. I have 3 impending coursework to send in and I've only touched one. Like a very light, don't-care-for-you, insincere kinda touch. 

Ok fine so I'm only a sentence in. 

But I WILL say that 'working best under pressure' is a real thing and that I identify myself as someone under that category. Sure, I'll give up multiple times throughout and tell myself off for not doing it earlier, but the impending fear of a near dateline scares me into staying up and writing more and more. I'm ***definitely*** a lot more efficient and productive when I do things at the last minute. 

I had a Spanish teacher the other day in class who, when she went around the class to ask how far we're in with our coursework and a girl said she hasn't started (she was representative of the whole class), merely said to her her "You're doomed". I couldn't help but roll my eyes because what a drama queen. This was a month ago. WE HAD A MONTH AND A HALF to finish a 2500 word essay. My blogpost on Reply 1988 was more than that. Geez. I was so annoyed how a teacher could say something like that as if it was the end of the world if we didn't finish this essay. Also, I didn't like how she wasn't welcoming at all of the fact that not everyone can work so far in advance. Not because they don't want to but because they can't.

I don't think there's anything wrong with working at the last minute. It's what works for me anyway. I know some people who do things way ahead and I think that's great because the determination is admirable to say the least but I also know people who do things at the very last minute and do well just the same. The one thing that the last minute person disadvantages from is that they just have to endure a lot more stress than someone who does things ahead of time. Once I've written an essay 3 weeks in advance and only to realised the due date was pushed for another 2 weeks so knowing that, I stopped 3/4 in and continued only 3 days til the dateline. See what I mean?!?!?! I could've very well just completed the essay but chose to only finish it only at the brink of the due date.

I kick myself sometimes for not attempting to start my coursework way in advance but I just cannot MOVE. I can't get the mind engine running!!! It's for good reason that there's the saying, 

"He who has begun, has half done"

because I swear getting started is the hardest thing for me. To be quite frank, I'm not too worried about how I'll go on after getting started because once I do, it takes me a relatively short time to finish. I've done an essay in 2 days. I think what pushes me to finish something in a short time is I hate looking at the accumulated tabs opened and Bookmarked. It's so messy and rimas to look at so I try to just get the essay done and over with and click exit! 

Someone, help me. I need someone to shove the textbook into my face and have me read case studies that are completely irrelevant to my life. 

About 3 months left of university!!! No more essays after this (I hope) (I wish) (I pray).


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