December 12, 2005
Finals Really Stink
All I have to say is, finals smell like poo! Until this semester I was overjoyed to have a written final; a paper to turn in for a final grade or a take home essay question to complete and turn in. That was until ALL of my finals were that way. It really is not enjoyable to have written finals in seven classes worth 21 credits total. Trust me, it is a lot of writing and not something anyone should ever attempt to do. Of course my procrastination is partly to blame, but not solely. I must add in here that being a writing consultant during this season's finals makes it that much more difficult. I don't have two seconds to think about anything but writing. I do however get some satisfaction from working with other people on their writing, however, only because it can take my mind off of my own. It is really unbelievable the amount of wriing I have to do in the next three days. I found myself worshiping my Anthropology final the other day. I get extremely excited when I think of a multiple choice test and know that I only have to get 70% of the questions correct. I can basically not study and use some rediculous test taking strategies. This is the first time in my life I have looked forward to taking a test worth 40% of my grade.
Good luck to everyone this week! I hope everything goes well for you all, it has been a pleasure being in class with all of you. I will definitely be scheduling some sessions over at the writing center next semester and I hope to see everyone around.
Posted by at December 12, 2005 3:20 AM
I can see what you mean, finals do suck. But youâ€™re frickinâ€™ nuts over there, 21 credits?! What the hellâ€™s that all about? I never take more than 16 credits and I feel like thatâ€™s a lot. Without some down time, I tend to get a little bitchy. Work as definitely added to my stress level this semester, but not as much as I thought it would. Its biggest impact has been my time management. Before, I didnâ€™t work, so I studied pretty much when I felt like it. Now I am busy working and I have to make time to study. Of course, I too am a procrastinator, evidenced clearly by my last hour blogging, so I know that feeling very well.
So you had mentioned in class that you really didnâ€™t care about your grade. I take it that that is one of the reasons youâ€™re taking so many classes. I wish I had that luxury, but I tend to hold myself up a bit higher than I should. Right now, Iâ€™m revising a paper for a history class that counts for 90% of my grade. Weâ€™ve done revisions in the class, but I really donâ€™t know how heâ€™ll grade it. He didnâ€™t recommend much in the way of content, organization, nor argument. He only made notes on some parts where I needed some clarity. I donâ€™t know what that really means for my grading, but Iâ€™m hoping that it means he didnâ€™t find too much that he didnâ€™t like with my paper. I only mention this because it is my single biggest pressure-cooker this semester, as opposed to your looking forward to something like you test.
Posted by: Jason at December 12, 2005 6:51 PM
Though procrastination is not solely to blame for the finals to be that annoying. But you must end procrastination during this period to lessen the burden. Finals is really what students anticipate but can't do nothing about it. It is part of the learning process in school.
Best thing to do before the finals is to end procrastination so that at the finals week you have to worry no more about not having to study a number of lessons at a lesser time.
Posted by: End Procrastination at June 1, 2007 12:57 PM
Working with other people can help you improve with your writing as well. Make it an inspiration or a motivator for you to write. It could also improve your communication skills. Being able to interact with them and share ideas and get some tips.
Being able to work with other people will also give you time off from your own work. Improving your communication skills and getting some motivations and ideas, your break has a good purpose.
Posted by: Communication Skills at September 13, 2007 4:24 PM
There are things that can help you get motivated or feel energized before you do your tasks. But it has been more of a cause of procrastination. Like taking a nap first before you indulge in studying your lessons. But after taking the nap, you felt like sleeping already.
The Sedona Method could be of great help to you. It helps you achieve emotional wellness. It is proven effective in releasing all those negativities in you to make you feel more positive towards life.
Posted by: sedona method at April 11, 2008 1:02 PM