Leaving It ’Til the Last Minute

19 Dec



Assignment: Term paper. Worth 25% of my final grade.

Deadline: Thursday at noon. No later, or marks will be deducted.

Current date & time: Wednesday night, 11 p.m.

Assignment Progress: Not a whole heck of a lot.

*Side Note: Yes, I know they say that procrastination is bad.

When people say that, I think: “Well maybe that’s true for SOME people, but I work well under pressure.”

Reality Check: I might work well under pressure, but I don’t work well on very little sleep.

But it doesn’t matter, gotta keep writing.

(One hour later)

My Thoughts: “Only midnight? The night is young…I’ve got tons of time!”

(One hour later)

My thoughts: “Wow, it is way past my bedtime…”

(One hour later)

My Thoughts: N/A. My brain had retired for the night.

My Plan: Go to bed, set my alarm for 5 a.m., get up, and get this essay done.

*Side Note: It was more of a nap then a good night’s sleep.

But, you do what you gotta do, right?

Who says quality essay writing can’t happen on just 3 hours of sleep?

 (Fast-forward to 9:30 a.m.)

Essay Status: Nearly completed.

Need for Nap: High.

Level of Enthusiasm for Attending a 10 o’clock Lecture: Low. But I did it anyway.

My Thoughts During that Lecture: “I only have an hour to get this paper done and submitted after this class….is that enough time? It’s gonna have to be…the clock’s ticking…”

(Fast-Forward to 11:45 a.m.)

Progress: DONE.

Quality: Meh, it’ll do, folks. It’ll do.

Final Steps: Open up a browser and upload the essay online.

Complication: Browser would not load.

Level of Panic: High. Close to nervous breakdown.

Solution: I’m no IT specialist. So…turn the laptop off and back on again?

(A few minutes later…)

YES! It worked!

Level of Panic: Low.

Current Time: HOLY COW! IT’S 11:56!

Speed with which I Submitted my Essay Online: Lightning.

Time of Submission: 11:58 a.m.

*Side Note: I’m not a procrastinator. I did not technically leave it until the VERY last minute.

Final Steps: Print out a copy to hand in to my TA.

(5 minutes later)

Progress: Printed out and ready to go!

Hey…wait a second…oh, you’ve got to be kidding me…



Current Time: 12:02 p.m.


Thoughts: I give up. I’m taking a nap.


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