Ummm, about these micro-assignments…#RayRay

I’m going to come out and state the obvious…I’m writing this blog post as a way to get points. There, I said it.

I’m putting that out there because I have spent the past day doing everything I can to rack up some points before we head for spring break. I did, by my count, four micro-assignments to snag some points, with the intention to do a couple more tomorrow.

My intention is not to make you feel bad that you aren’t doing this either; rather, I want to say that I AM STILL SO STRESSED OUT ABOUT THE POINTS WE NEED FOR THIS CLASS. I literally spent hours today doing these assignments for, what, maybe 100 points? For 1/20th of the grade I need to earn an A?

I know the goal of this class, and the Minor, is to not worry about grades as much and focus more on the writing process, on stimulating yourself as a writer and thinker, on engaging in different forms of media, but I can’t help it. I have academic goals (GPA, graduation honors, etc) that I don’t want to miss out on by not completing these micro-assignments that are staring me in the face. Yet I feel like I am ignoring the more important things for the class–the Evolution Essay, building out my portfolio, the Capstone Project–to focus on gaining points with micro-assignments that aren’t always applicable to my project. I’m trying to strike the correct balance between the two, but it just seems like I wasted a day that could have been spent perfecting my Evolution Essay or even getting a head start on my project. ¬†And, with just about a month left after spring break and before everything is due, I am feeling increasingly panicked about not getting the # of points I need for an A. I want an A in the class AND to produce outstanding work, but I’m really struggling to make it work.

I know we talked about it in class, but is anybody else feeling this way? Any suggestions on how to make me feel better about myself?


One thought to “Ummm, about these micro-assignments…#RayRay”

  1. This picture perfectly sums up how I feel. I want to quit so bad. I also just found out that I essentially need to ace everything this semester in order to graduate with honors. Last semester I slacked off. Now, I must return to my gunner status. Sad. I have chosen to take like an entire day of spring break and dedicate it to mindlessly completing micro-asignments. I say mindlessly because if I was actually thinking I would be completing other things that are way more pressing and important (studying, working on the essay, doing my project, assembling my portfolio). However, I have a new plan for those. The essay is essentially done. I will relook at it a week before it is due and complete it. As for the project I am going to ignore it until I feel inspired to work on it, or a due date comes up whichever is first. My portfolio will be assembled the night before. Tada!

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