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    Unhappy Of all the things that could happen this is the WORST POSSIBLE THING

    What are some times you've made a little mistake that could have turned into a BIG DEAL?

    When I was a junior in college I had this massive final project worth 50% of my grade or something coming up and I somehow got the due date COMPLETELY messed up and thought I had a week longer than I actually had. I found out about this an hour or so before the project was due. Fortunately my professor understood my long and profuse emailed apology and pleading for an extension-- he must've sensed the panic in my words-- but oh man that was bad.

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    Every time I have am important paper due in a class, I procrastinate until the last day and freak out about how I'm never going to get it done and I'm going to fail the class. Then I manage to finish it, turn it in and get an A. This has been happening since I got to college.

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    So then why do you keep doing the freaking out part?

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    Freaking out is sort of a motivation to finish on time with so little time left. It's an okay method if you can BS your work and make it look as if you actually took the time to work on it rather than procrastinate. I seem to fail whenever I try this out, since I like to have as much time to work on my papers. There were times when I felt that I was gonna drop a bomb on something, but it turned out that it really wasn't that much of a deal. Like the one time I waited to do something. My mom kept on badgering me to get to it, or else. She made it sound worse than it actually turned out. So I try to stop worrying so much whenever these things happen. Most often, it's really not so big a deal that my mom makes them out to be.

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    The whole working on a project at the last minute thing is something I always did. The one time I actually did buckle down and work hard I didn't get as good as grade as I did when I was in a last minute panic. Never worked hard again.

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    I always give myself less time to have things done so I panic and get it done and then relax for a week

    They see me rolling. They hating, patrolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire_of_avalon View Post
    So then why do you keep doing the freaking out part?
    There's no motivation to get it done unless you're worried about not being able to finish! This was all I did in college, as well. I would also say high school, but half the time I never even did the homework.

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    God, I thought I was a bad student, but apparently...



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    TIL that if I'm ever a teacher I'm giving my students a huge project every week and FAILING them if they don't get it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire_of_avalon View Post
    So then why do you keep doing the freaking out part?
    No clue.

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    I once wandered into class in uni with a paper due in, worth a good 20% of my grade or something. Only thing is of the two classes I had that day it was the other one which had the paper due; the class I thought it was for didn't have it due for like another two weeks.

    Fortunately both classes had the same teacher, and she was entirely understanding both because I was a hard worker with no late handins anyway, and because I had the other paper right there to show I'd been doing work. Just... you know, the wrong work.

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    ^^^^ still luck you had an understanding teacher. Some of them just couldn't find a way to care less even if they wanted. Which they do.

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    Deadlines are deadly. Beyond my deadline given means you are dead. That's what I tell my students.
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    I want Christmas as my teacher because I could sucker her with my puppy dog eyes.

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    I want Christmas as my teacher so I could just blame all my missing homework on Manus.

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