If you go to college, whatever your major, you and writing are going to develop some sort of relationship. It may be true love at first sight, maybe a love-hate, it could be complicated, or you could just hate your pal writing with every fiber of your being. For those of you who love writing papers and anticipate the day a brand new assignment slides into your hands, then this is not for you. The following provides insight into those complicated relationships, and is a struggle we’ve all gone through, or are still going through, possibly at this very moment.
You get home, and start typing out an outline, gathering your notes, whatever works for you.
Once you accomplish a teeny bit of work, you congratulate yourself, and shove it aside.
A little time passes, and you still haven’t touched the paper again. But hey, you still have plenty of time!
We’ve now reached Friday, and the paper is due Monday.
Saturday night- repeat Friday night.
Ok, Sunday night, pushing midnight, and the panic sets in. So does the fatigue. Sleep, or an all nighter?
Monday morning, 2 hours before class. 10 pages?
No big deal, the pressure and fear is the push you need to do some quality work.
5 minutes before class, you “print.”
This is the moment of truth, will the printer be nice to you? Or will it decided at this very moment to finally die?
If it prints, you win, you’ve done it!
Never again will you leave something to the last minute!
How do you handle paper writing?