Yesterday I had to write an 8 page paper. I had cleared my schedule and had the whole evening free to do so from 6:30 onward. I assumed it would take me all night. Yet, I found myself done in less than two hours. Part of this was due to the fact that I know we get to rewrite the paper and get a better score after we see the professor’s comments. Part of this was because I really just didn’t care. However, most of it was because I realized that I write so much faster under pressure.
I know that procrastination is the way of life for college students… there always seems to be something better going on then what you need to be doing. Some people then get stressed; I luckily don’t stress much. When I know I only have a certain amount of time to write the paper, I shut off the outside world and crank out the paper. Granted, I usually have some prewriting done first, but this is usually how I write my papers- one sitting. BOOM. It’s done. Maybe this isn’t the best way to do something like this, but I feel it’s pretty common.