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21 Stages Of Leaving An Assignment To The Last Minute

"I NEED ALL THE COFFEE AND ALL THE CANDY STAT."

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1. You look at your subject outline and realise that you have a huge assignment due in a week.

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2. You try to motivate yourself.

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3. You make a deal: “OK, if I do 300 words every day then it’ll be so easy."

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4. You're feeling pretty proud of yourself for how well you're handling this.

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5. Suddenly, somehow, it's three days before your due date and all you've done is open a reading on your computer, then minimised it.

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6. You start to mildly panic but still try to tell yourself that three days is a long time.

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7. Magically it gets to the night before your assignment is due and you have 3,000 words to write by 9am.

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8. You make yourself a coffee and grab all the sugary snacks you can find and open your computer.

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9. After a promising start where you write the title and your name in a blank document, you then have a mini breakdown.

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10. "HOW DID I GET MYSELF INTO THIS POSITION?!?!"

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11. After five minutes of sobbing and stuffing red frogs into your mouth, you pull your shit together and start typing.

12. You type nonstop for two hours and finish about a quarter of it, so you take a break to congratulate yourself.

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13. Your 10-minute coffee break turned into a 45-minute TV break. Shit.

14. When you drag yourself back to your computer to reread your work, you realise it makes little sense and is basically all repeating itself.

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15. By this point it’s nearing midnight and you seriously consider just going to bed and dealing with it all later.

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16. After spending 10 minutes scrolling aimlessly through your Facebook feed, you guzzle a whole cup of coffee and commit to finishing this assignment.

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17. By 4am you’ve reached your word count (or close enough anyway) and do a really quick skim read.

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18. If you're being honest, it doesn't make much sense, but whatever. As long as you submit something, you don't even care.

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19. Once you've finished referencing and submitting, it's starting to get light outside.

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20. You fall into bed, with absolutely no energy left.

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21. As you go to sleep, you tell yourself that next time you’ll actually start your assignment earlier. Probably.

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